As India preps for COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Centre says 'no proposal' to indemnify vaccine manufacturers
Centre in response to an RTI filed said that it currently has no proposal to indemnify or exempt vaccine manufacturers from any liability in case of serious side-effects/adverse reactions due to inoculation of their vaccines.
Nineteen of the cases (90 percent) occurred in females, and the median onset time of symptoms was 13 minutes but ranged from two to 150 minutes.
As more COVID-19 vaccines get approval, experts debate if it's time for trial volunteers to get the real thing
In an ideal world, vaccine trial participants could hold off to discover whether they received the dummy shot or the vaccine. But experts agree the current circumstances are extraordinary
Kerala chief minister Pinarayai Vijayan, however, said that the quantity of COVID-19 vaccine that would be allotted to the state by the Centre was not yet known
COVID-19 vaccine to reach common people only by 2022 via existing immunisation network: AIIMS Director
Even a working vaccine may be no more than 50% efficient, which means social-distancing norms and masks might still be necessary, say experts.
Study suggests immune system gets activated right after birth; findings may assist development of precision vaccination
recision vaccination is a concept based on the fact that every individual has different susceptibility to diseases based on their genes, age, sex and environmental factors
Read on to know why, and how to ensure complete safety while doing so.
As world waits for COVID-19 vaccine, India must use time to build robust immunisation plan, delivery system for last-mile reach
Right from selecting the strategy for delivery of COVID-19 vaccine to recruiting a large volunteer staff, every tool must be analysed from the perspective of India’s unique public health system and its capabilities
Coronavirus Outbreak: Sweden eases off on lockdown in the hope that citizens gain 'herd immunity' through exposure
After all, herd immunity is our goal — either from vaccination or from enough people building natural immunity.
US study links fewer coronavirus deaths to TB vaccine; Indian doctors say more research needed to draw any conclusion
With a new study linking BCG vaccination with scale of severity of COVID-19 globally, doctors in India said "large-scale epidemiological studies" need to be conducted before drawing any conclusion.
Google's co-founder Larry Page is on a quiet mission to bring the world a universal flu vaccine — here's why
Creating a universal flu vaccine would effectively cure a disease that appears to be on the rise and diversifying with time.
Pneumonia is responsible for the death of a million people worldwide and needs immediate attention.
In the future, vaccines will be inhaled, there is a possibility that they will be administered topically as well.
Parents reluctant to vaccinate their kids should learn the horrors of measles, other forgotten diseases
The Rubella vaccine became the R in the MMR and the strategy changed to vaccinating all pre-school children.
Though the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare has a National Vaccine Policy document, it does not address all the problems associated with UIP.
Fifteen children have died in Somalia and the virus is spreading to the neighbouring state of Ethiopia.
Say the word ‘Flu’ and people respond with a simple head nod or shrug, with the immense assurance that all will be well soon.
"No country can afford to be complacent about immunisation," says WHO at an event to boost confidence in vaccines.
As India goes out and votes this election season to build the health of the nation for the next 5 years, it is equally important for the country to care for the health of its children. Every year around 20 lakh children in our country lose their lives because they miss critical vaccinations despite these vaccinations being free of cost for all children under the age of 5 years in India.
In Kullu, slum dwellers who would earlier let dogs loose on health workers now realise need for immunisation of children
Kullu district performs well on immunisation with 89 percent immunisation coverage which is in line with the overall high immunisation coverage of the state.