Vaccine: News

18 Jul 2023


Global childhood immunizations recover after COVID-19: Report

The latest data released by World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) shows the recovery of immunization services in many countries post-COVID-19.

23 Feb 2023


Gurugram: Woman confined herself, son for 3 years fearing COVID-19

A woman and her 10-year-old son were rescued on Tuesday after three years of self-imposed confinement following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

26 Jan 2023


India's 1st nasal COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech launched

Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya and Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday launched Bharat Biotech's iNCOVACC, which is reportedly India's first intranasal COVID-19 vaccine.

US approves world's first vaccine for honey bees

US has approved the first-ever vaccine for honey bees which will confer protection from the American foulbrood disease.

28 Dec 2022


Delhi: Government centers run out of free COVID-19 booster vaccine

All government-run facilities in Delhi have run out of free COVID-19 booster vaccine, shows the Co-WIN app.

25 Dec 2022


COVID-19: India logs 227 new cases, one death

India on Sunday reported over 200 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 20 cases from the previous day.

23 Dec 2022


COVID-19: Centre approves Bharat Biotech's nasal vaccine as booster dose

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed on Friday that the Centre has approved Bharat Biotech's nasal vaccine to be used as a heterologous booster.

Serum Institute seeks DCGI's approval for Covovax as booster dose

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought the Drugs Controller General of India's (DCGI) approval to roll out its Covovax in the market as a booster dose for adults.

'Very concerned' about COVID-19 situation in China: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday expressed serious concerns over the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases in China.

19 Dec 2022


Chinese residents hesitant of COVID-19 vaccine as cases rise: Reports

The number of COVID-19 cases is rising in China while a section of citizens, especially the elderly, is demonstrating vaccine hesitancy, reported Reuters.

13 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

Lumpy skin disease kills 67,000 cattle across India: Details here

The lumpy skin disease (LSD) has claimed the lives of about 67,000 cattle in seven Indian states and one union territory, as per the data furnished by the central government on Monday.

31 Aug 2022


India to get its first indigenous cervical cancer vaccine today

India is all set to get its first indigenous cervical cancer vaccine this week.

India to battle monkeypox with targeted 'ring vaccination' strategy

India is likely to adopt a new strategy to battle the monkeypox virus.

26 Jul 2022

Union Health Ministry

Is SII developing vaccine for monkeypox? Here's what Poonawalla said

Amid the rising monkeypox scare, Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla said on Tuesday they are in talks with American biotech company Novavax to develop a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine for it.

17 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

India's COVID-19 vaccination campaign crosses milestone of 2 billion doses

India on Sunday crossed the milestone of administering two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses.

16 Jul 2022

West Bengal

COVID-19: India logs 20,044 fresh cases, 56 more fatalities

India on Saturday reported over 20,000 new COVID-19 cases, a slight increase from the previous day.

15 Jul 2022

Health & Wellness

Free COVID-19 precaution dose for all adults from today

India kicked off its free COVID-19 booster dose drive for adults on Friday.

11 Jul 2022


This Indian entrepreneur got world's first patent for 'digital vaccine'

Bhargav Sri Prakash, an Indian biomedical tech entrepreneur, was recently awarded the world's first patent for a "digital vaccine"—a platform that addresses real-world health issues via the metaverse—by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

03 Jul 2022


COVID-19: India logs 16,103 fresh cases, 31 more fatalities

India on Sunday reported over 16,000 new COVID-19 cases, a decrease of nearly 1,000 cases from the previous day.

COVID-19 vaccines prevented 42L deaths in India in 2021: Report

A recent study stated that COVID-19 vaccines helped prevent more than 42 lakh potential deaths in India in 2021.

19 Jun 2022


COVID-19: India logs 12,899 fresh cases, 15 more deaths

India on Sunday reported nearly 13,000 new COVID-19 cases, a slight decrease of around 300 cases from the previous day.

17 Jun 2022


COVID-19: India logs 12,847 new cases, 14 more deaths

India on Friday reported over 12,800 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 600 cases from the previous day.

13 Jun 2022

Union Health Ministry

COVID-19: India reports 8,084 fresh cases, 10 more fatalities

India on Monday reported 8,084 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.

01 Jun 2022

Union Health Ministry

COVID-19: India logs 2,745 fresh cases, 6 more fatalities

India on Wednesday reported over 2,700 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of around 400 cases from the previous day.

26 May 2022

Union Health Ministry

COVID-19: India logs 2,628 fresh cases, 18 more fatalities

India on Thursday reported over 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of more than 500 cases from the previous day.

25 May 2022


COVID-19: India logs 2,124 fresh cases, 17 more deaths

India saw a single-day rise of 2,124 new COVID-19 infections, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday.

14 May 2022


COVID-19: India logs 2,858 fresh cases, 11 more fatalities

India on Saturday reported nearly 2,900 new COVID-19 cases, a marginal increase from the previous day.

04 May 2022


India: Phase-2 trials of world's first one-shot pneumococcal vaccine soon

India is set to begin the phase-2 trials of the world's first one-shot pneumococcal vaccine for adults soon.

India inching closer to launching its first dengue vaccine

India is likely to get its first vaccine for Dengue soon as the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is all set to submit its clinical trial protocol to the country's drug regulator CDSCO by June.

National Vaccination Day 2022: Know theme, history, significance

National Vaccination Day, also known as National Immunization Day, is celebrated every year on March 16 to raise awareness about vaccination and its importance while commemorating India's victory over the polio disease.

09 Mar 2022


DCGI approves emergency use of Covovax in children above 12

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted Emergency Use Authorisation to the coronavirus vaccine Covovax for restricted emergency use in children above the age of 12.

07 Mar 2022

COVID-19 India

Govt panel okays phase-3 trials of Covovax as booster dose

The subject expert committee (SEC) of India's drug regulatory authority Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has recommended phase-3 clinical trials of Covovax as a booster dose against COVID-19 in adults, Mint reported.

COVID-19 pandemic might end in Europe after Omicron's takeover: WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic has entered a new phase in Europe, with the Omicron variant potentially putting an end to it, said Hans Kluge, the regional director at the World Health Organization (WHO).

Record number of children with COVID-19 hospitalized in the US

Children are being admitted to hospitals in huge numbers due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the US.

13 Dec 2021


UK PM anticipates Omicron 'tidal wave'; pushes for vaccine booster

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday warned of an impending Omicron "tidal wave."

17 Sep 2021

White House

Why are Nicki Minaj's fans protesting in front of CDC?

Nicki Minaj's tweet on vaccines causing infertility in men and women has sparked opposition from all corners, her fans, The White House, Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister and health experts.

Apple boots 'Tinder for anti-vaxxers' off the App Store

Mainstream dating platforms, including Tinder and Bumble, have teamed up with government agencies to encourage users to get vaccinated.

16 Jul 2021

Delhi High Court

COVID-19 vaccine trial for children nears completion: Centre tells HC

The Centre told the Delhi High Court Friday that ongoing clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for those below 18 years are nearing completion.

COVID-19 cases declining very slowly, third wave imminent, says government

India's COVID-19 cases are declining "very slowly," the central government noted on Friday, adding that the same serves as a warning signal for an imminent third wave.