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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

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.

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.

29 May 2021

Government of India

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.

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

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.

27 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

17 May 2021

Russia News

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

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.

14 May 2021

Russia News

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.

14 May 2021

Harsh Vardhan

'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."

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.

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.

Government panel recommends 12-16 week gap between Covishield doses

A government expert panel has reportedly recommended raising the time gap between two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield to 12-16 weeks.

12 May 2021


Government-owned BIBCOL to produce 2 crore COVAXIN doses every month

To accelerate the production of COVAXIN—the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech—amid severe vaccine shortage in India, the Centre on Wednesday reportedly gave its nod for production of COVAXIN at government-owned Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Corporation Limited (BIBCOL) in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.

12 May 2021

Johnson & Johnson

US looking to produce of J&J's COVID-19 vaccine in India

The United States is considering the production of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine in India along with ways to help manufacturers like the Serum Institute of India (SII) to boost production, Daniel B Smith, Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy, said on Tuesday.

12 May 2021


COVID-19: Many states rush to import vaccines amid acute shortage

Facing acute shortage of COVID-19 vaccines amid the raging second wave, at least 10 Indian states have decided to reach out to international vaccine manufacturers to fast-track the inoculation drive.

COVAXIN phase 2/3 trials for 2-18-year-olds recommended by expert panel

In a bid to extend the country's vaccination drive to include people below 18 years, an expert panel on Tuesday recommended Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN for phase 2/3 clinical trials on children and adolescents aged two to 18 years.

11 May 2021

Union Health Ministry

States to receive seven lakh additional COVID-19 vaccine doses: Centre

More than 90 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs which will receive over seven lakh additional doses in the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

11 May 2021


AstraZeneca vaccine's single dose reduces death risk by 80%: Data

A single dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine results in an 80% less risk of death from the viral infection, Public Health England (PHE), the executive agency of the UK department of health, said on Monday, citing data from the vaccine's rollout.

10 May 2021


Going for vaccination? What to do before and after jab

All Indian adults are now eligible to get their vaccine shot against the novel coronavirus.

10 May 2021


COVID-19 vaccine offers minimal protection to organ transplant recipients: Study

Although two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine confer protection for people who have received solid organ transplants, it's not enough to enable them to dispense with masks, physical distancing, and safety measures, a study said.

10 May 2021


Amid vaccine shortage, Haryana, Assam, Rajasthan report highest wastage

The state of Haryana reported the highest percentage of COVID-19 vaccine wastage even as the nation faces a shortage of doses which has hindered the nationwide immunization drive.

'No judicial interference': Centre tells Supreme Court on vaccine policy

The central government on Sunday defended its coronavirus vaccination policy in an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court of India.

08 May 2021


Coronavirus: India registers deadliest day, over 4 lakh new cases

India on Saturday reported more than 4,000 deaths linked to the coronavirus in a single day for the first time.

08 May 2021

West Bengal

West Bengal government moves SC against Centre's vaccine policy

The West Bengal government on Friday moved the Supreme Court against the central government's new vaccination policy.

06 May 2021

Russia News

Russia authorizes single-shot Sputnik Light; to be produced in India

Health officials in Russia have authorized a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik Light, the developers of the shot said on Thursday.

Centre issues guidelines to expedite vaccination of aviation personnel

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Thursday issued guidelines to facilitate the vaccination of aviation personal, associated with both government and private entities, in an accelerated manner.

05 May 2021


Karnataka to UP: These states have declared journalists frontline workers

On Tuesday, Karnataka became the latest state to designate journalists in the state as "frontline workers" adding that they would be vaccinated on priority.

05 May 2021

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Enthusiasm marks first day of vaccination for 18-44 group

Several people in the age group of 18 to 44 queued up outside inoculation centers in Madhya Pradesh as the COVID-19 vaccination drive for this category began in the state on Wednesday.

04 May 2021

Air India

Vaccinate us on priority or we strike: Air India pilots

The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), the pilots' union of national carrier Air India, has threatened to "stop work" if the airline management fails to vaccinate its flying crew over 18 years of age on a priority basis.

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