No issue in Co-WIN portal, ‘walk-in systems’ to be streamlined further, says Harsh Vardhan | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive began across the country on Monday, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan pointed out that in the next few days the “walk-in system” for people will be further streamlined in states to ensure smooth functioning. “We have given some relaxation to state governments. In the … Read more

Second phase of Covid vaccination drive: Who can get inoculated and how | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India on Monday will begin the second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive that will cover 10 crore people across the country. So far, more than 1.5 core people have received Covid-19 shots. States and UTs have been asked to keep a vaccination scale-up plan ready which will include the granular weekly and fortnightly … Read more

Harsh Vardhan allays fears of Chhattisgarh over incomplete Covaxin trials, absence of expiry date on vials | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Allaying concerns of Chhattisgarh over incomplete phase 3 trials of Covaxin, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said both this and the other Covid-19 vaccine Covishield are safe and immunogenic and should be used expeditiously to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Earlier, Chhattisgarh Health Minister T S Singh Deo said he … Read more

At meeting with PM Modi, Mamata asks about efficacy of Covid vaccines | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked about the efficacy of the two Covid-19 vaccines which the Centre has decided to use during the nationwide inoculation drive and enquired why states were not given any option to choose between the two. During a virtual meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief … Read more

Vaccine hesitancy: Why it could affect India’s vaccination drive | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The much-awaited Covid-19 vaccination drive has started in some parts of the world. For a world battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccination is perhaps the only immediate hope. Countries across the globe are working on a war footing to procure the Covid-19 vaccine and plan mass vaccination drives. India which has seen a … Read more