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Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya speaks in the Lok Sabha Friday | ANI

Modi’s trust in scientists ensured India developed vaccine in a year, Mandaviya tells Lok Sabha

During a discussion on Covid, Health Minister said that earlier, permissions for vaccine research required 3 years, but Modi govt ‘eased those processes’.
Representational image | At a government vaccination centre in Gurugram on 1 October 2021| | Photo: PTI

Govt gets ready to celebrate 100-cr vaccine doses, but October numbers are lowest since July

In October, 53.21 lakh vaccine doses were administered on an average every day. Not once has the 1-crore per day mark been breached even though vaccine availability is no longer a concern.
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a vaccination camp in Gurugram on 26 September 2021 | PTI

The three factors influencing India’s December deadline for Covid vaccination

The goal of vaccinating all adults by 31st December 2021 is not as unrealistic as it may have seemed earlier.
A medic administers Covid vaccine to an elderly man in Kangpokpi, Manipur | ANI

Modi govt, BJP prepare to set vaccination record to mark PM’s birthday tomorrow

Health Minister Mandaviya asks people to come forward and get vaccinated as ‘gift’ for PM Modi, BJP directs state units to mobilise workers at the polling booth level for drive.
File photo of a man being vaccinated against Covid in Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Vaccines cut risk of hospitalisation by 70%, Lancet study on breakthrough infections finds

Large-scale study led by King’s College London says vaccination can reduce risk of long Covid by 50%, and decrease risk of severe disease by a third.

If you are driving in Lahore and unvaccinated, you won’t go far. No jab, no fuel

The unvaccinated in Lahore have a huge incentive before them now — of being able to access most social places. The stakes are high.
Representational image of an empty classroom in a school | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

No shot for kids yet, so states aim to vaccinate teachers, staff to help reopen schools

Punjab has vaccinated nearly 60% of teaching & non-teaching staff with at least one dose; Karnataka says vaccination for teachers & parents will be compulsory before schools reopen.
Health workers administer Covid-19 vaccine dose to beneficiaries during a vaccination drive in Mumbai | PTI

9 months on, these 4 places in India have achieved 100% vaccination with first dose

India began vaccinating its population on 16 January, covering different sections of people in phases. So far, 55,47,30,609 doses have been administered.
A child receives an oral Polio vaccine | Flickr

Covid year brings 5% drop in routine immunisation, but states throw up surprising trend

Even as the Covid vaccine remains the hot topic of conversation, officials say efforts are on to regain lost ground in the routine immunisation drive.
Health workers Abida Quayoom and Shamshada Akhtar vaccinating local residents at the Naranag village, Ganderbal district, in Kashmir | Praveen Jain | The Print

‘India has given same vaccine to Army’ — how Kashmiris are being convinced to take Covid shot

Despite terrain difficulties, hesitancy, misinformation, rumors, and even attacks on health care workers by the public, Jammu and Kashmir has successfully been able to vaccinate 74 percent of its population.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.