Vaccine: News

12 Aug 2020

Russia News

Russian COVID-19 vaccine needs to be assessed, says AIIMS Director

Russia is taking long strides in, what it claims to be, the world's first officially-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

11 Aug 2020


India likely to have COVID-19 vaccine by December: Adar Poonawalla

India should have a vaccine to exit the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of this year.

11 Aug 2020

Russia News

Russia announces world's first COVID-19 vaccine; Putin's daughter gets vaccinated

In a major (but questionable) development, Russia has announced the world's first COVID-19 vaccine.

10 Aug 2020

West Bengal

Experts fear measles outbreak as coronavirus impacts immunization efforts

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, as the healthcare system stands disrupted, experts fear that we could be staring at an impending measles outbreak.

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.

07 Aug 2020


Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccines will come at $3 per dose

In a major development, the Serum Institute of India has confirmed that the price of its foreign-licensed COVID-19 vaccines will be capped at $3 per dose in low-to-middle-income nations.

04 Aug 2020


COVAXIN will cost less than water bottle: Bharat Biotech MD

Ever since companies started developing vaccines for COVID-19, one big question has been on everyone's mind: how much the final, approved shot would cost to the public?

Coronavirus: Who will be first in line for the vaccine?

Amid global expedited efforts to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, experts are debating who should be the first to be vaccinated.

03 Aug 2020


SII gets nod for Oxford COVID vaccine phase 2/3 trials

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has gotten the approval to conduct phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University.

01 Aug 2020


Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

Last week, the US Justice Department charged two China-linked hackers, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, with stealing valuable data from organizations in the US and around the world.

30 Jul 2020

Oxford University

Coronavirus: How much would the vaccines cost?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, all hopes rest on the development of a vaccine to beat the virus.

COVAXIN: First part of phase 1 trials complete; results encouraging

The first part of phase I trials of India's first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate has completed and the results are said to be encouraging.

How soon could there be a vaccine for COVID-19?

Since the coronavirus outbreak started late last year, researchers have been racing to develop a vaccine against the virus, SARS-CoV-2.

AIIMS Delhi starts human trials of India's first COVID-19 vaccine

The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi has started human trials of COVAXIN, the country's first indigenously developed vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

22 Jul 2020


As coronavirus pandemic surges, some vaccine makers expect to profit

Some vaccine makers expect to make profits from their coronavirus vaccines, even as the pandemic continues to rage on.

21 Jul 2020

Oxford University

Can a recovered patient be infected again by coronavirus?

As Oxford University's vaccine candidate for COVID-19 has been found safe and effective, there remains obscurity over how long immunity against the novel coronavirus will last.

17 Jul 2020

Zydus Cadila

India's COVID-19 vaccines: What are the latest updates?

In the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), two pharma companies are leading the way from India - Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila.

12 Jul 2020


Bill Gates warns COVID-19 could turn into 'deadlier pandemic'

The COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc around the world as the global coronavirus cases surge past 1.2 crore.

09 Jul 2020


All you need to know about India's COVID-19 vaccines

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to surge worldwide, efforts to develop a vaccine have been expedited.

08 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: What is herd immunity? And how does it work?

Since the coronavirus outbreak, several words have entered the common person's lexicon: social distancing, pandemic, self-isolation, asymptomatic, etc.

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that it is acting in accordance with globally-accepted norms by setting a mid-August target for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

28 Jun 2020

United Arab Emirates

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here

As the world deals with the novel coronavirus pandemic, China National Biotec Group (CNBG) has announced a major milestone in the effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly respiratory disease.

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, the entire scientific community is progressing forward with the efforts to develop a vaccine that could finally end the pandemic.

China's Sinovac gets positive results in COVID-19 vaccine trials

China's Sinovac Biotech has announced "positive" results from the clinical trials of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to go into final-stage trials in July

Moderna Therapeutics has announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is set to go into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.

04 Jun 2020


US expert offers an optimistic timeline for coronavirus vaccine

As companies race to develop and test COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of America's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has shared an optimistic timeline for their availability.

28 May 2020


30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

About 30 groups in India are trying to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian government, Prof K. Vijay Raghavan, said on Thursday.

26 May 2020

Oxford University

New COVID-19 vaccine goes into human trials: Details here

As COVID-19 continues to batter different parts of the world, scientists are racing to find a way to fight the pandemic as soon as possible.

07 May 2020


Has Israel developed a COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what we know

As the world waits desperately for a COVID-19 vaccine, Israel has given a ray of hope.

05 May 2020


#COVID19: 5 promising vaccine candidates currently in trial

With nearly 2.5 lakh deaths and over 35 lakh infections, COVID-19 has transformed from a mysterious pneumonia-like disease to the worst public health crisis of our time.

India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that India plans to manufacture 10 lakh testing kits a month for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) staring May.

New study warns against lifting lockdown before COVID-19 vaccine arrives

The coronavirus pandemic has compelled many countries to impose strict lockdowns, including India.

14 Mar 2020


Canadian firm announces coronavirus vaccine candidate; testing possible soon

As researchers globally race to develop a vaccine for the deadly novel coronavirus, a Canada-based biotechnology company on Thursday announced a vaccine candidate for the viral disease.

04 Jan 2020

Health & Wellness

Vaccination schedule for dogs: Core and non-core vaccines

Just like us humans, our pets also need regular vaccination for staying healthy.

05 Mar 2019

New Jersey

Boy, who got vaccinated against parents' wishes, to address Senate

Ethan Lindenberger from the US turned a rebel when he questioned his parents' anti-vaccine acts, and then got himself vaccinated, grabbing eyeballs from the national media.

03 Feb 2019


China disciplines 80 officials linked to major 2018 vaccine scandal

China's corruption watchdog yesterday said it had disciplined more than 80 officials linked to a vaccine scandal last year that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs.

05 Dec 2018


Nagaland: Measles Rubella vaccination campaign covers 98% of children

Around 98% of the children in Nagaland in the age group of 9 months to 15 years have been vaccinated against measles rubella (MR) during the special vaccination campaign launched by the state government, a Health Department official has said.

21 Nov 2018


Thane: Maulvis roped in to spread awareness about measles-rubella vaccine

The Thane district administration in Maharashtra has roped in maulvis to spread awareness in their community about the vaccine to prevent infectious diseases like measles and rubella among children.

10 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Measles-Rubella vaccine given to over 27 lakh children

Over 27.85 lakh children were given the Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine during an ongoing vaccination campaign across Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said today.

04 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

UP government inducts rotavirus vaccine in routine immunization programme

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday inducted rotavirus vaccine in the routine immunization programme (RIP) to protect 57 lakh children in the state from diarrhea.