COVID-19 vaccination

  • Mokokchung COVID-19 vaccination: ‘Better to be safe than sorry’
    Morung Express News Mokokchung | January 16 Dr HT Sangtam, Senior Specialist, IMDH who was the first person to get COVID-19 vaccination at Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH), Mokokchung said, “I am fully confident with the vaccine. It is better to be safe than sorry. The vaccine has been produced after conducting so much trails and tests so we shouldn't be skeptical about it.” Dr Sangtam added, “There are always adverse effects in all immunization
  • Healthcare workers get first COVID-19 vaccines in Wokha
    Wokha, January 16 (MExN): Wokha District Task Force administrated 100 healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination launched by Deputy Commissioner & Chairman District Task Force for COVID-19, Orenthung Lotha at Dr Motsuo Memorial District Hospital, Wokha on January 16 as the first batch of beneficiaries. A report from the DIPR stated that the DC Wokha while launching the COVID vaccination appealed to the churches, NGOs and stakeholders in the district to help in spreading awarenes
  • Jalukie COVID-19 vaccination: Proper info on COVID-19 vaccination crucial
    Peren, January 16 (MExN): Minister for Higher Education & Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along who is also the Legislator incharge for Peren District COVID-19 graced the launching programme of COVID-19 vaccination session held at CHC Jalukie on January 16.  The Minister emphasized on dissemination of proper information to public regarding the vaccination. He asserted that it is the responsibility of the medical department, district administration and public leaders to sensitis
  • ‘We must continue to be cautious’: CMO Zbto
    Zunheboto, January 16 (MExN): Zunheboto district kick started the COVID-19 vaccination at Town Hall, Zunheboto on January 16 which was launched by Deputy Commissioner, Peter Lichamo. CMO Zunheboto, Dr K Akaho Sema, the first person to be vaccinated from the district, said that “since the vaccine is yet to be clinically trailed on the age group of below 18 years and pregnant women, it cannot be availed to these sections of persons.”  He cautioned the gathering for
  • Mon COVID-19 vaccination: Mon registers 1397 beneficiaries
    Mon, January 16 (MExN): During the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination, a total of 1397 beneficiaries were registered in Mon district where Dr Aman Konyak was the first to be vaccinated during the launching programme of the COVID-19 vaccination on January 16.  A DIPR report stated that Advisor, Fire & Emergency Services, SIRD, Relief and Rehabilitation, Pohwang Konyak launched the COVID-19 vaccination by thanking all the stakeholders including the District Level Task Force
  • COVID-19 vaccination drive underway on first day in Aarunachal
    Itanagar, January 16 (PTI): The COVID-19 vaccination drive  is underway in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday with a government hospital doctor receiving the first shot, a senior health official said here. Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the state-wide launch of the COVID-19 inoculation exercise at the K D S District Hospital in Tawang earlier in the day. Dr Deka, an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TR
  • All you need to know about India's 2 Covid vaccines
    New Delhi, January 16 (IANS): Amid the rollout of the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here are a few things that you need to know about the two vaccines -- 'Covaxin' and 'Covishield' -- selected by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). So far, the government has procured 1.1 crore Covishield and 55 lakh Covaxin vaccines at a cost of Rs 200 and Rs 206 per dose, respectively. Covaxin, developed by Hyderabad
  • PM launches world's largest vaccination drive in India
    New Delhi, January 16 (IANS): India began the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the drive aimed at ending the pandemic which so far has killed 1,52,093 people in the country and ravaged the economy. Addressing the country digitally, the Prime Minister said that India managed to make two 'Made-in-India' vaccines in a very short period which usually takes years. Lauding the efforts of scientists who ar
  • COVID-19 vaccination preparation continues
    Dimapur, January 15 (MExN): With barely a day left for the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination in the State along with the rest of the country, districts in Nagaland carried out meetings and vaccination drives on January 15. Longleng: The Longleng District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner M Shayung Phom at DC’s conference hall on January 15 stressed on creating mass awareness for COVID-19 vaccination in the distri
  • Districts prepare for 1st phase of COVID-19 vaccination
    Dimapur, January 14 (MExN): As Nagaland prepares to conduct the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination on January 16 along with the rest of the country, district task forces (DTFs) across the State reviewed preparedness for the same. 21 vaccination sites in Dimapur  In Dimapur, the meeting of District Task Force (DTF) for COVID-19 vaccine was held at the DC conference hall on January 14. Rajesh Soundararajan, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dimapur informed that the DTF for COVID
  • PM Modi to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive on Jan 16
    New Delhi, January 14 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the rollout of India's COVID-19 vaccination programme on January 16, the Union health ministry said on Thursday. He is likely to interact via video link with some healthcare workers from across the country who will be receiving the shots on the first day, according to sources. Modi is also likely to launch the Co-WIN (COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network) App, a digital platform created for real-time monitori
  • ‘Only Auto Disabled Syringe for COVID-19 vaccination’: WHO Consultant
    District level training for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out conducted in Dimapur  Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): District level training for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for private hospitals and for CDPOs, Supervisors, Home Guards, AWWs was held at CMO’s Conference Hall and Chapel Hall, District Hospital Dimapur on January 12 and 13 respectively. During the training, Dr Sheila Longkumer, Consultant, WHO, ensured that only AD Syringe (Auto Disabled), a one-time use only syringe, w
  • PM to meet CMs on Monday over Covid vaccine rollout
    New Delhi, January 8 (IANS): With the Covid-19 vaccination drive expected to commence next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to chair a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all the states. The meeting is likely to be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, said sources. In the meeting, the Prime Minister is expected to discuss the detailed plans to roll Covid vaccines in all the states, following the Drug Controller General India's (DCGI) approval for the restricted emergency use of tw
  • Nagaland: COVID-19 vaccine dry run held at 3 sites in Dimapur
    Dimapur, January 3 (MExN): Nagaland joined the rest of the country by successfully conducting a dry run for COVID-19 vaccination at 3 sites in Dimapur on January 2. The dry run for the vaccination was conducted at the District Hospital Dimapur; Community Health Centre, Medziphema; and Urban Public Health Centre, Duncan Bosti DImapur.  The State’s DIPR reported that the session sites were set up as per the guidelines given by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welf
  • India seeks health worker database for possible COVID-19 vaccination
    MUMBAI/BHUBANESWAR, October 23 (Reuters): India is urgently preparing a database of all government and private health personnel to quickly vaccinate them against the novel coronavirus once it is safe to do so, health authorities said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to provide any successful vaccine to each of India's 1.3 billion people, but frontline health workers would be the first to get the shots. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is aiming to