Articles about Vaccine

Covovax India launch by September; trial for kids soon: SII

17 Jun 2021

Covovax India launch by September; trial for kids soon: SII

The Serum Institute of India (SII) is looking to launch the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the United States firm Novavax in India by September.

Calf serum absent in COVAXIN, involved in development, government clarifies

16 Jun 2021

Calf serum absent in COVAXIN, involved in development, government clarifies

COVAXIN, the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine produced by Bharat Biotech, does not contain calf serum, the Union Health Ministry clarified on Wednesday.

COVID-19: Which Indian states are allowing vaccinated travelers?

14 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Which Indian states are allowing vaccinated travelers?

Months after the launch of India's COVID-19 vaccination drive, at least seven states and union territories have allowed the entry of vaccinated travelers without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective, firm says

14 Jun 2021

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective, firm says

American firm Novavax's coronavirus vaccine has been found safe and over 90% effective, including against some variants, the company announced on Monday.

4L COVID-19 vaccine doses to reach states in 3 days

13 Jun 2021

4L COVID-19 vaccine doses to reach states in 3 days

The Centre on Sunday said that it has supplied over 26 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to states/union territories so far, and an additional 4 lakh will be supplied in the coming three days.

Centre considers using drones to deliver vaccines in tricky terrains

13 Jun 2021

Centre considers using drones to deliver vaccines in tricky terrains

In an attempt to make COVID-19 vaccines available in regions with difficult terrains, the central government is planning to engage Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for deliveries.

After updating vaccine policy, Centre may renegotiate Covishield, COVAXIN prices

10 Jun 2021

After updating vaccine policy, Centre may renegotiate Covishield, COVAXIN prices

After India's COVID-19 vaccination policy was updated this week, the central government is likely to renegotiate prices for vaccines, a report suggested.

India must increase vaccinations five-fold to reach 100% target: Report

09 Jun 2021

India must increase vaccinations five-fold to reach 100% target: Report

India aims to vaccinate its entire eligible population fully against the deadly COVID-19 by the end of 2021. However, the country would not be able to reach this ambitious target at the current pace of vaccination.

Free vaccines; on-site registration: Centre revises COVID-19 vaccination policy

08 Jun 2021

Free vaccines; on-site registration: Centre revises COVID-19 vaccination policy

The central government on Tuesday issued revised guidelines for its COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Government explores at-risk funding to expedite recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccine

06 Jun 2021

Government explores at-risk funding to expedite recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccine

The Indian Government placing an advance order for 30 crore doses of Biological E's new COVID-19 vaccine indicates a paradigm shift in its procurement policies.

Haryana may receive 60mn Sputnik V doses from Malta-based company

06 Jun 2021

Haryana may receive 60mn Sputnik V doses from Malta-based company

The Haryana government on Saturday said that a pharmaceutical company in Malta has expressed interest in supplying the state up to 60 million doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V.

'Benefits outweigh risks'; UK clears Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-15

04 Jun 2021

'Benefits outweigh risks'; UK clears Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-15

The United Kingdom on Friday decided to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech for use among those aged 12-15 years.

India is among beneficiaries receiving 25 million vaccines from US

04 Jun 2021

India is among beneficiaries receiving 25 million vaccines from US

US President Joe Biden's administration has announced its plan to distribute an initial 25 million (2.5 crore) of the the 80 million (8 crore) total promised vaccine doses it plans to donate across the globe.

COVAXIN trials on children aged 2-18 begin at AIIMS-Patna

03 Jun 2021

COVAXIN trials on children aged 2-18 begin at AIIMS-Patna

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna has begun the clinical trials for COVAXIN on children, reports say.

Arbitrary and irrational: SC on Centre's COVID-19 vaccination policy

03 Jun 2021

Arbitrary and irrational: SC on Centre's COVID-19 vaccination policy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that the central government's COVID-19 vaccination policy is arbitrary and irrational.

Pakistan launches homemade COVID-19 vaccine 'PakVac' with China's help

02 Jun 2021

Pakistan launches homemade COVID-19 vaccine 'PakVac' with China's help

Pakistan has launched its first locally-processed anti-coronavirus vaccine PakVac, developed in collaboration with China.

Israel finds possible link between Pfizer vaccine and heart inflammation

02 Jun 2021

Israel finds possible link between Pfizer vaccine and heart inflammation

Israel has flagged a possible link between the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and cases of heart inflammation (myocarditis), observed mainly in young men.

Can Centre take responsibility to vaccinate entire country, asks SC

31 May 2021

Can Centre take responsibility to vaccinate entire country, asks SC

The Supreme Court on Monday rapped the central government over its controversial COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Coronavirus: India reports lowest spike in cases in 50 days

31 May 2021

Coronavirus: India reports lowest spike in cases in 50 days

India on Monday reported 1.52 lakh new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in infections in 50 days, along with over 3,100 fresh fatalities.

Did not pose as frontline worker for vaccination: Meera Chopra

30 May 2021

Did not pose as frontline worker for vaccination: Meera Chopra

Priyanka Chopra's cousin, actress Meera Chopra, had drawn flak on Saturday for allegedly posing as a frontline worker in order to get vaccinated.

Coronavirus: India reports 1.73L cases, lowest surge in 45 days

29 May 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 1.73L cases, lowest surge in 45 days

India's daily coronavirus case count continued to reduce as it reported 1.73 lakh fresh infections in the past 24 hours - the lowest surge in 45 days.

4 crore COVAXIN doses missing? Mismatch in production, availability reported

28 May 2021

4 crore COVAXIN doses missing? Mismatch in production, availability reported

Even as India is facing an acute vaccine shortage, a report indicates that there is a mismatch in the number of doses of COVAXIN produced and the number of doses administered.

Coronavirus: As second wave continues, India rushes to import vaccines

27 May 2021

Coronavirus: As second wave continues, India rushes to import vaccines

India on Thursday reported 2.11 lakh new COVID-19 cases along with over 3,800 deaths. As the second wave of COVID-19 is finally seeing a downward trend, India is rushing to import more vaccines.

1st dose Covishield, 2nd dose COVAXIN: Vaccination blunder in UP

27 May 2021

1st dose Covishield, 2nd dose COVAXIN: Vaccination blunder in UP

In a grave oversight, a group of villagers in Uttar Pradesh received two shots of two different vaccines: COVAXIN and Covishield (both two-dose vaccines).

Maharashtra government finally responds, asks cine bodies to submit SOPs

26 May 2021

Maharashtra government finally responds, asks cine bodies to submit SOPs

For the past two months, Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry associations like the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) have been constantly writing to the Maharashtra government, requesting and appealing for aid for its members during the pandemic.

Coronavirus: India reports 2.08 lakh new infections, 4.1K deaths

26 May 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 2.08 lakh new infections, 4.1K deaths

India on Wednesday reported 2.08 lakh new COVID-19 cases along with over 4,100 fresh deaths due to the viral disease.

India may not receive Pfizer, Moderna vaccine doses until 2023

25 May 2021

India may not receive Pfizer, Moderna vaccine doses until 2023

India may not receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna until 2023 as the manufacturers have other commitments.

Coronavirus: Only 3.8% vaccinated as death toll crosses 3 lakh

24 May 2021

Coronavirus: Only 3.8% vaccinated as death toll crosses 3 lakh

On Monday, India's death toll due to COVID-19 crossed the 3 lakh mark in what has been the deadliest month since the beginning of the pandemic.

Bharat Biotech to increase COVAXIN production by 200 million doses

21 May 2021

Bharat Biotech to increase COVAXIN production by 200 million doses

Hyderabad-based firm Bharat Biotech has said it will scale up the manufacturing capacity of its coronavirus vaccine, COVAXIN, by an additional 200 million (20 crore) doses per year.

China's COVID-19 vaccination rates climb as new outbreaks emerge

20 May 2021

China's COVID-19 vaccination rates climb as new outbreaks emerge

China has reached a record number of vaccinations, with more than 15 million doses administered on Monday.

#FactCheck: UAE is not providing vaccines to Indian expats' parents

19 May 2021

#FactCheck: UAE is not providing vaccines to Indian expats' parents

Indian expatriates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been warned against a viral message claiming that elderly people on visit visas would soon be vaccinated against the coronavirus there, according to reports.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Movies/documentaries that best dealt with AIDS

18 May 2021

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Movies/documentaries that best dealt with AIDS

Every year, HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) is observed on May 18 to recognize the efforts put in by professionals, volunteers, and scientists in finding a vaccine to prevent Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Delhi running out of COVAXIN stock for 45-plus group: AAP

18 May 2021

Delhi running out of COVAXIN stock for 45-plus group: AAP

AAP MLA Atishi has said that Delhi has less than a day's stock of COVAXIN and five days' stock of Covishield left for people over 45 and they will have to temporarily shut down centers administering COVAXIN.

Petition seeks cancellation of FIRs over posters criticizing Modi

17 May 2021

Petition seeks cancellation of FIRs over posters criticizing Modi

A petitioner has moved the Supreme Court (SC), seeking the cancellation of FIRs registered by the Delhi Police against those accused of putting up posters criticizing the Narendra Modi government's move to export COVID-19 vaccines.

India to produce 850 million doses of Sputnik V annually

17 May 2021

India to produce 850 million doses of Sputnik V annually

Production of Sputnik V in India is expected to gradually increase to 850 million doses per year, Russian Ambassador to India, N Kudashev said on Sunday.

COVAXIN, Covishield effective, but produce fewer antibodies against B.1.617: Report

16 May 2021

COVAXIN, Covishield effective, but produce fewer antibodies against B.1.617: Report

According to a series of early reports authored by scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), COVAXIN and Covishield—vaccines deemed effective at generating an immune response against COVID-19—appear to generate only half as many antibodies against the B.1.617 variant.

Sputnik Light may be India's first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine: Report

14 May 2021

Sputnik Light may be India's first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine: Report

The Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light may reportedly be the first single-dose shot approved in India.

'Narrow politics': Health Minister criticizes states demanding more vaccines

14 May 2021

'Narrow politics': Health Minister criticizes states demanding more vaccines

Referring to demands by various state governments to increase their respective COVID-19 vaccines' quota amid reports of acute shortage, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said this approach harms the "whole-of-government" approach and arouses "narrow political passion among the masses."

Coronavirus: Sputnik V vaccine priced at Rs. 995 per dose

14 May 2021

Coronavirus: Sputnik V vaccine priced at Rs. 995 per dose

One imported dose of the Russian anti-coronavirus vaccine - Sputnik V - has been priced at Rs. 995.40 in India, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories announced today.

India to have 8 vaccines by year-end. Which are they?

14 May 2021

India to have 8 vaccines by year-end. Which are they?

India plans to inoculate all its citizens against the coronavirus by the end of this year - a significant development for a nation that has been ravaged by a brutal second wave of the pandemic.