Articles about Vaccine

Nearly 1.33cr apply for coronavirus vaccine, but couldn't find slots

29 Apr 2021

India
Nearly 1.33cr apply for coronavirus vaccine, but couldn't find slots

A staggering 1.33 crore people registered themselves for the coronavirus vaccine on the Indian government's Co-WIN portal on Wednesday after registrations opened for those aged between 18 and 44 at 4 pm.

Covishield price reduced to Rs. 300 for states: Adar Poonawalla

28 Apr 2021

India
Covishield price reduced to Rs. 300 for states: Adar Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), on Wednesday announced that the price of the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield was being reduced from Rs. 400 to Rs. 300 for states.

Maharashtra: Vaccine shortage leaves hopefuls fuming and frustrated

28 Apr 2021

India
Maharashtra: Vaccine shortage leaves hopefuls fuming and frustrated

With just two days to go before COVID-19 vaccination opens for people above 18 years and only two days after Maharashtra administered the highest number of five lakh doses in a day, reports of a shortage of the vaccines poured in from various parts of the state on Wednesday including Mumbai, officials said.

Coronavirus: Supreme Court 'cannot be mute spectator during national crisis'

27 Apr 2021

India
Coronavirus: Supreme Court 'cannot be mute spectator during national crisis'

The Supreme Court on Tuesday clarified that the suo motu case on COVID-19 is not meant to supplant the High Courts.

Centre shirks responsibility, wants states, companies to import vaccines: Report

26 Apr 2021

India
Centre shirks responsibility, wants states, companies to import vaccines: Report

As vaccinations emerge as India's biggest hope against a disastrous second coronavirus wave, a Reuters report has claimed that the federal government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would not import foreign-made vaccines, but wants states and companies to do so.

Delhi announces free COVID-19 vaccination for those aged over 18

26 Apr 2021

India
Delhi announces free COVID-19 vaccination for those aged over 18

The Delhi government on Monday announced that it would provide free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone above the age of 18.

COVID-19: Customs duty, health cess on vaccines, oxygen waived off

24 Apr 2021

India
COVID-19: Customs duty, health cess on vaccines, oxygen waived off

Customs duty and health cess on the import of coronavirus vaccines and medical oxygen have been waived off with immediate effect for a period of three months, the central government said on Saturday.

US faces pressure to decide J&J COVID-19 vaccine's fate

22 Apr 2021

World
US faces pressure to decide J&J COVID-19 vaccine's fate

US agencies are under pressure to take a call on the resumption of the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus: 0.04% people infected after COVAXIN shot; 0.03% after Covishield

21 Apr 2021

India
Coronavirus: 0.04% people infected after COVAXIN shot; 0.03% after Covishield

The central government on Wednesday said that a "very small" fraction of people have tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated.

Chhattisgarh, MP announce free COVID-19 vaccines for all 18+ persons

21 Apr 2021

India
Chhattisgarh, MP announce free COVID-19 vaccines for all 18+ persons

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday announced that the state government will cover the cost of vaccination against COVID-19 for all people above the age of 18.

Rahul Gandhi calls government's COVID-19 vaccine policy 'discriminatory'

20 Apr 2021

Politics
Rahul Gandhi calls government's COVID-19 vaccine policy 'discriminatory'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the government over its COVID-19 vaccine policy, alleging it is discriminatory and that there is no vaccine guarantee for the weaker sections.

J&J seeks permission to conduct COVID-19 vaccine trial in India

20 Apr 2021

India
J&J seeks permission to conduct COVID-19 vaccine trial in India

US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that it has sought approval from India's drug regulator to conduct a bridging clinical study of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

Coronavirus: Huge vaccine wastage by states, especially in Tamil Nadu

20 Apr 2021

India
Coronavirus: Huge vaccine wastage by states, especially in Tamil Nadu

Even as several Indian states report a shortage of vaccines, an RTI (Right to Information) query has indicated a huge wastage of doses since the country began its inoculation program this January.

Coronavirus: All aged over 18 can be vaccinated from May

19 Apr 2021

India
Coronavirus: All aged over 18 can be vaccinated from May

The central government has decided to expand the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive to all persons above the age of 18 starting May.

COVID-19: Black Caps set to be vaccinated this week

16 Apr 2021

Sports
COVID-19: Black Caps set to be vaccinated this week

In a major development, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will provide early vaccinations to the men's team this week.

BS Yediyurappa tests coronavirus positive for the second time

16 Apr 2021

Politics
BS Yediyurappa tests coronavirus positive for the second time

Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa tested positive for coronavirus today. The 78-year-old gave an update about it on Twitter.

COVID-19 vaccine production hit as US, Europe obstruct raw material

15 Apr 2021

World
COVID-19 vaccine production hit as US, Europe obstruct raw material

As India faces a record surge in coronavirus infections, Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla has raised concerns about the United States and Europe holding back key vaccine raw material.

Sputnik V: How does Russia's COVID-19 vaccine work?

14 Apr 2021

Technology
Sputnik V: How does Russia's COVID-19 vaccine work?

Earlier this week, India's drug regulator approved Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for restricted use in emergency situations.

Rahul takes swipe at Centre over fast-tracking approval for vaccines

14 Apr 2021

Politics
Rahul takes swipe at Centre over fast-tracking approval for vaccines

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday cited a quote of Mahatma Gandhi to imply that the government's decision to fast-track emergency approval for foreign-produced anti-coronavirus vaccines had been prompted by his party's suggestions.

Amid vaccine shortage claims, Centre blames states for poor planning

14 Apr 2021

India
Amid vaccine shortage claims, Centre blames states for poor planning

With a number of states claiming that they are on the verge of running out of vaccines, the Centre on Tuesday said that there is no shortage of doses but planning is a problem.

United States recommends 'pause' on J&J vaccine after clotting concerns

13 Apr 2021

World
United States recommends 'pause' on J&J vaccine after clotting concerns

The United States government recommended a "pause" in the administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine amid concerns of a "rare and severe type of blood clot."

India fast-tracks approval to foreign-made COVID-19 vaccines

13 Apr 2021

India
India fast-tracks approval to foreign-made COVID-19 vaccines

The Indian government on Tuesday decided to fast-track the grant of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved in other countries.

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine recommended for approval in India

12 Apr 2021

India
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine recommended for approval in India

Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia, was reportedly recommended for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in India on Monday.

India to get 5 more COVID-19 vaccines by October: Report

11 Apr 2021

India
India to get 5 more COVID-19 vaccines by October: Report

India is likely to have five more COVID-19 vaccines by October this year, top government sources told the news agency ANI.

Amid coronavirus spike, four-day-long 'Tika Utsav' begins today

11 Apr 2021

India
Amid coronavirus spike, four-day-long 'Tika Utsav' begins today

A four-day-long Tika Utsav is being organized in India to vaccinate as many eligible people as possible against coronavirus.

Mumbai: Vaccination only in government, civic centers on April 10-11

10 Apr 2021

Mumbai
Mumbai: Vaccination only in government, civic centers on April 10-11

The vaccination drive against COVID-19 in Mumbai will take place only in government and civic centers on April 10 and 11 and not in any private hospital, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Friday.

COVID-19: Dose shortage hits vaccination drive in Mumbai

09 Apr 2021

Mumbai
COVID-19: Dose shortage hits vaccination drive in Mumbai

Several vaccination centers across Mumbai, including a jumbo COVID-19 facility in business district Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), suspended inoculation on Friday morning due to a shortage of doses, BMC sources said.

Testing key to contain COVID-19 second wave: Modi tells CMs

08 Apr 2021

India
Testing key to contain COVID-19 second wave: Modi tells CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a meeting with Chief Ministers to review the COVID-19 situation in India.

Centre allows COVID-19 vaccinations at workplaces; check guidelines here

07 Apr 2021

India
Centre allows COVID-19 vaccinations at workplaces; check guidelines here

The central government on Wednesday allowed COVID-19 vaccinations at workplaces with 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries.

Centre to collect data on those testing COVID-positive after vaccination

07 Apr 2021

India
Centre to collect data on those testing COVID-positive after vaccination

The central government will now collect data on those testing positive for COVID-19 after getting vaccinated for the viral disease.

Maharashtra COVID-19 vaccine stocks to last 3 days: Health Minister

07 Apr 2021

India
Maharashtra COVID-19 vaccine stocks to last 3 days: Health Minister

Maharashtra, India's worst-hit state in the COVID-19 outbreak, is fast running out of its vaccine stocks, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday.

Covishield 90% effective if doses given 2-3 months apart: Poonawalla

06 Apr 2021

India
Covishield 90% effective if doses given 2-3 months apart: Poonawalla

The efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield could increase to 90% if the two doses are given 2.5-3 months apart, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla said Monday.

COVID-19 spike in India will hit global vaccine supply: Gavi

06 Apr 2021

World
COVID-19 spike in India will hit global vaccine supply: Gavi

India, which is experiencing a sudden rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, is now likely to make available a smaller number of vaccines to the rest of the world, the head of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization has said.

Stop registering healthcare, frontline workers for COVID-19 vaccine: Centre

04 Apr 2021

India
Stop registering healthcare, frontline workers for COVID-19 vaccine: Centre

The central government on Saturday asked states to halt new registrations for COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare and frontline workers.

COVID-19 vaccination to be conducted on all days in April

01 Apr 2021

India
COVID-19 vaccination to be conducted on all days in April

As the country is witnessing a surge in coronavirus infections, the central government on Thursday directed all states and union territories to allow COVID-19 vaccination on all days in the month of April.

Odisha registers highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases this year

01 Apr 2021

India
Odisha registers highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases this year

Odisha registered its highest single-day spike so far this year in coronavirus cases on Wednesday when its tally surged to 3,40,917 after 297 more people tested positive for the infection amidst preparations by the state to inoculate two lakh people from Thursday, a health department official said.

Amid growing cases, India temporarily halts export of AstraZeneca's vaccine

25 Mar 2021

India
Amid growing cases, India temporarily halts export of AstraZeneca's vaccine

Facing a sudden spike in coronavirus cases, India has halted the export of the AstraZeneca vaccine for now, Reuters reported quoting two sources. Millions of doses of the vaccine are being manufactured by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's biggest vaccine-maker.

SII to delay shipments to Brazil, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia

21 Mar 2021

India
SII to delay shipments to Brazil, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia

The Serum Institute of India (SII) will reportedly be delaying COVID-19 vaccine supplies to Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco amid criticism that India is not vaccinating enough people at home.

COVID-19 vaccine: India raises raw material export kinks with US

17 Mar 2021

India
COVID-19 vaccine: India raises raw material export kinks with US

India has raised the issue of hurdles in the export of raw material for COVID-19 vaccines with the United States.

COVAXIN 81% effective, offers protection against UK variant: Bharat Biotech

03 Mar 2021

Technology
COVAXIN 81% effective, offers protection against UK variant: Bharat Biotech

COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, has been found to have 81% interim efficacy against preventing infections, the company said on Wednesday.