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What happened on April 12: The first man on the moon and when polio vaccine was tested safe

Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet cosmonaut and industrial technician you should know about. Also, the polio vaccine tests safe! Here's how it all started...

Published on 12th April 2022

Gov't considering COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for Indians travelling overseas for education, jobs

Discussions are also underway on whether overseas travellers opting for booster doses should receive the shot at private vaccination centres

Published on 26th March 2022

Madhya Pradesh: COVID-19 vax drive for 12-to-14-year-olds to begin on March 23

Thirty lakh doses of Corbevax vaccine by Biological E have been received in the state on March 19

Published on 19th March 2022

What The FAQ: What is National Vaccination Day and why is it observed?

March 16 is observed as National Vaccination Day or National Immunisation Day every year to mark the anniversary of the first-ever oral polio vaccine that was administered 

Published on 16th March 2022

Over 13.21 lakh children aged 12 to 14 to be administered COVID-19 vaccine in Chhattisgarh starting March 16

Over 1.73 crore people have taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far in the state, while 11,16,786 children in the age group of 15 to 18 years have also been vaccinated

Published on 15th March 2022

Vaccine Update: Children in 12 to 14 age group now eligible for COVID vaccine from March 16

The Ministry said that the population above 14 years of age is already being administered the COVID vaccine under the ongoing vaccination drive

Published on 14th March 2022

What The FAQ: Can your child get vaccinated against COVID-19? 

The FDA recently cancelled the meeting that was supposed to ratify whether Pfizer-BioNTech’s double dose vaccine would be permissible for infants and toddlers

Published on 21st February 2022

India has vaccinated over three crore teenagers between the age group of 15 to 18 

About 7.50 crore — this is the approximate number of teens in the age bracket who are yet to be administered with the vaccine, as per an estimation

Published on 13th January 2022

What The FAQ: Is it safe to mix vaccines? All you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots

If you have completed 90 days after your second vax jb, you are physically eligible to get the precaution dose

Published on 11th January 2022
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APTS begins vaccination for teens; Minister asks schools, colleges to take special interest in the vaccination drive

Health officials in Telangana set up 1,014 centres in primary health centres, community health centres and government-run hospitals to give vaccines to teenagers

Published on 3rd January 2022
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33.2 lakh students in Tamil Nadu to be given Covaxin from January 3

All the children will be administered the vaccine following ICMR guidelines, the state's Public Health Department said

Published on 1st January 2022
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CoWIN will soon accept student ID cards as proof for vaccine registration. Here's why

The Prime Minister said that the move to provide COVID vaccines to children is likely to aid in efforts to get back to normal school education and will reduce the worry of parents

Published on 27th December 2021
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Available data shows no urgency: Why the NTAGI wants to delay vax jabs for children in India

The Centre is presently reviewing its COVID-19 vaccination plan and it was expected to take a decision by December-end on booster shots and vaccines for children

Published on 22nd December 2021

In central universities, IITs and IIMs, around 10k teaching positions are vacant, admits Education Minister 

As per the UGC, there are 54 central universities in the country. With regards to vaccines in these universities, this is what the government had to say 

Published on 16th December 2021

What happened on December 9: History happened on this day when smallpox became the first disease to be completely eradicated

What is interesting is that the history of smallpox is intertwined with the history of vaccination. In 1798, the first smallpox vaccine was developed due to the efforts of Edward Jenner, the father of

Published on 9th December 2021

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