Articles about Vaccine

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

17 Sep 2021

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

01 Aug 2021

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.

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

16 Jul 2021

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

16 Jul 2021

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.

80% post-vaccination infections due to Delta variant, says ICMR study

16 Jul 2021

80% post-vaccination infections due to Delta variant, says ICMR study

A new study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found that COVID-19 vaccination reduces hospitalizations and mortality among patients.

Coronavirus: India reports 41K+ new cases; nearly 600 more dead

15 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 41K+ new cases; nearly 600 more dead

India on Thursday reported over 41,000 new COVID-19 cases. The number of daily infections has again exceeded daily recoveries, which stood at a little over 39,000.

Children under one to receive free pneumococcal vaccine soon: BMC

08 Jul 2021

Children under one to receive free pneumococcal vaccine soon: BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday said it is soon going to administer the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) to children below one year of age to protect them from pneumococcal infections.

Mutations help Epsilon coronavirus variant evade vaccine immunity, says study

07 Jul 2021

Mutations help Epsilon coronavirus variant evade vaccine immunity, says study

Three mutations in the spike protein of the Epsilon variant of SARS-CoV-2 help the virus to evade the protection offered by current vaccines or past COVID-19 infection, a study said.

Kerala reports highest COVID-19 cases; what is the state's plan?

07 Jul 2021

Kerala reports highest COVID-19 cases; what is the state's plan?

Kerala, the state where the first COVID-19 case in India was confirmed, is again leading the daily surge in infections.

Coronavirus: India reports lowest spike in nearly 4 months

06 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India reports lowest spike in nearly 4 months

India on Tuesday reported under 35,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking the lowest single-day spike in 111 days.

Coronavirus: How well is India's vaccination drive doing?

05 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: How well is India's vaccination drive doing?

Amid fears that a third wave of COVID-19 will hit India soon, calls for a faster vaccination drive have grown.

Moderna vaccine arriving in India in 2-3 days: Report

04 Jul 2021

Moderna vaccine arriving in India in 2-3 days: Report

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is reportedly expected to reach India in the next few days.

Coronavirus: India third country where death toll crossed 4 lakh

02 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India third country where death toll crossed 4 lakh

India on Friday became the third country after the United States and Brazil to record over 4 lakh COVID-19 deaths.

COVID-19 vaccinations fall 68% after record on June 21

02 Jul 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations fall 68% after record on June 21

COVID-19 vaccinations in India have seen a sharp dip after hitting a record number of single-day inoculations nearly two weeks ago.

Bharat Biotech denies wrongdoing in $324mn COVAXIN deal with Brazil

30 Jun 2021

Bharat Biotech denies wrongdoing in $324mn COVAXIN deal with Brazil

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech denied any wrongdoing on its part after Brazil suspended a $324 million contract for doses of its COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN.

Cipla gets DCGI nod to import Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

29 Jun 2021

Cipla gets DCGI nod to import Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has reportedly allowed the pharmaceutical firm Cipla to import the COVID-19 vaccine developed by US-based biotechnology company Moderna Inc.

Coronavirus: India reports under 40,000 new cases after 102 days

29 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: India reports under 40,000 new cases after 102 days

India on Tuesday reported over 37,000 new COVID-19 cases, the first time in 102 days that single-day infections dropped below 40,000.

When can your kid return to school? AIIMS chief answers

28 Jun 2021

When can your kid return to school? AIIMS chief answers

For much of the past one-and-a-half year, children have been unable to attend classes physically at their schools, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

Will Delta+ cause third wave? Government's expert panel chief answers

27 Jun 2021

Will Delta+ cause third wave? Government's expert panel chief answers

As the second wave of COVID-19 is receding in India, several experts have warned that a third wave is imminent and it might hit the country sooner than expected.

51 crore vaccine doses by July 31: Centre tells SC

27 Jun 2021

51 crore vaccine doses by July 31: Centre tells SC

The central government has informed the Supreme Court that it plans to have over 51 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines ready by July 31.

Need more data to approve mixed vaccines, says AIIMS chief

26 Jun 2021

Need more data to approve mixed vaccines, says AIIMS chief

Mixing two different coronavirus vaccines could be potentially beneficial, but more data is needed before a decision on the practice can be taken, said Dr. Randeep Guleria.

Mumbai: Fake COVID-19 vaccine racket suspected of using distilled water

25 Jun 2021

Mumbai: Fake COVID-19 vaccine racket suspected of using distilled water

The Mumbai Police has launched an investigation into a fake COVID-19 vaccination racket, where beneficiaries are suspected to have been injected with distilled water instead of the vaccine.

Scientists develop 'universal' vaccine to tackle COVID-19, variants, other coronaviruses

24 Jun 2021

Scientists develop 'universal' vaccine to tackle COVID-19, variants, other coronaviruses

Researchers have developed a "universal" vaccine for coronaviruses, which has been found to protect mice against COVID-19, along with other group 2B coronaviruses.

UGC faces criticism over 'Thankyou PM Modi' posters at universities

22 Jun 2021

UGC faces criticism over 'Thankyou PM Modi' posters at universities

Several universities and colleges across India are putting up posters, thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for the new, central government-sponsored coronavirus vaccination campaign.

COVAXIN 77.8% effective; government panel reviews Phase III trial data

22 Jun 2021

COVAXIN 77.8% effective; government panel reviews Phase III trial data

COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, has been found 77.8% effective against the viral disease, Phase III trial data reportedly revealed.

With 89 cases, Delhi records lowest single-day spike this year

21 Jun 2021

With 89 cases, Delhi records lowest single-day spike this year

The national capital on Monday recorded 89 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest so far this year and 11 deaths while the positivity rate dropped to 0.16 percent, according to data shared by the health department.

Free COVID-19 vaccination for all adults from today: Details here

21 Jun 2021

Free COVID-19 vaccination for all adults from today: Details here

All Indian citizens aged above 18 can get the COVID-19 vaccine for free from today, according to the new government policy - a move expected to help scale up the daily vaccinations in the country.

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.