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Govt starts administering booster Covid vaccine doses to eligible population

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday started administering the booster dose of the Covid vaccine to the eligible population (healthcare and frontline workers, and those over 60 years of age with co-morbidities). Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather while talking to media persons after inaugurating booster vaccination drive at PHC Jawahar […]

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No Paracetamol or painkiller recommended for children vaccinated with Covaxin: Bharat Biotech

NEW DELHI — Bharat Biotech on Wednesday said that no paracetamol or painkillers are recommended for children after being vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) with Covaxin. The Hyderabad-based vaccine maker said that certain immunisation centres are recommending three paracetamol tablets of 500 mg for children vaccinated with Covaxin. “We have received feedback that certain immunization […]

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Booster dose from different vaccine offers better protection: DAK

SRINAGAR — Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said booster dose from a Covid-19 vaccine that is different from the one used for initial vaccination offers better protection. “Booster shots from a different vaccine are highly effective in preventing Covid-19 infection,” said DAK President and Influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. Quoting Cov-Boost study from […]

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Influenza drug Molnupiravir reduces risk of death in Covid patients: DAK

SRINAGAR — With the approval of influenza drug Molnupiravir for Covid-19 patients, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said the drug reduces the risk of hospitalization and death in Covid patients. “Molnupiravir prevents death in Covid patients when given early in the course of illness,” said DAK President and Influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. […]