Articles about Vaccine

China's COVID-19 vaccination rates climb as new outbreaks emerge

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.

#FactCheck: UAE is not providing vaccines to Indian expats' parents

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.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Movies/documentaries that best dealt with AIDS

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).

Delhi running out of COVAXIN stock for 45-plus group: AAP

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

17 May 2021

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.

India to produce 850 million doses of Sputnik V annually

17 May 2021

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

16 May 2021

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.

Sputnik Light may be India's first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine: Report

14 May 2021

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.

'Narrow politics': Health Minister criticizes states demanding more vaccines

14 May 2021

'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."

Coronavirus: Sputnik V vaccine priced at Rs. 995 per dose

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.

India to have 8 vaccines by year-end. Which are they?

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

13 May 2021

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.

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

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.

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

12 May 2021

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.

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

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

12 May 2021

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.

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

11 May 2021

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.

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

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.

Going for vaccination? What to do before and after jab

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.

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

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.

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

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

10 May 2021

'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.

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

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.

West Bengal government moves SC against Centre's vaccine policy

08 May 2021

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.

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

06 May 2021

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

06 May 2021

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.

Karnataka to UP: These states have declared journalists frontline workers

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.

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

05 May 2021

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.

Vaccinate us on priority or we strike: Air India pilots

04 May 2021

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.

Coronavirus: India's daily infections decline, but there's a catch

04 May 2021

Coronavirus: India's daily infections decline, but there's a catch

With 3.57 lakh new coronavirus infections, India's tally has now surged past 2 crore cases, making it only the second nation after the United States to pass the grim milestone.

Reports claiming fresh COVID-19 vaccine orders not placed baseless: Government

03 May 2021

Reports claiming fresh COVID-19 vaccine orders not placed baseless: Government

The Union Health Ministry on Monday refuted media reports that claimed that the central government had not placed fresh orders for COVID-19 vaccines.

Pfizer in talks with India for expedited approval for vaccine

03 May 2021

Pfizer in talks with India for expedited approval for vaccine

United States pharmaceutical major Pfizer is in talks with the Indian government to seek expedited approval for its COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination for people above 18 begins in Delhi

03 May 2021

COVID-19 vaccination for people above 18 begins in Delhi

The third and largest phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to inoculate people in the 18-45 age group began in Delhi Monday morning.

Getting aggressive calls from powerful people: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

02 May 2021

Getting aggressive calls from powerful people: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has revealed that his decision to fly to London when India is facing a COVID-19 second wave was largely due to the threats he had been facing.

COVID-19 vaccine formulas shouldn't be shared with India: Bill Gates

02 May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine formulas shouldn't be shared with India: Bill Gates

It's a terrible time to be a publicist for Bill Gates. The billionaire, who the mainstream media celebrates as a philanthropist, is being criticized for his stance on vaccine patents.

Coronavirus: India reports over 4 lakh cases for first time

01 May 2021

Coronavirus: India reports over 4 lakh cases for first time

India, currently faced with the world's worst coronavirus outbreak, has set another grim world record by reporting more than four lakh fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

No clampdown on citizens seeking COVID-related help online: SC

30 Apr 2021

No clampdown on citizens seeking COVID-related help online: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday said that there shall be no clampdown on citizens communicating their grievances related to COVID-19 on social media.

Mumbai temporarily shutting vaccinations; Delhi, Punjab also out of stock

30 Apr 2021

Mumbai temporarily shutting vaccinations; Delhi, Punjab also out of stock

No coronavirus vaccines will be administered for the next three days in India's financial capital Mumbai as the city's administration has run out of doses.

Bharat Biotech reduces COVAXIN price to Rs. 400 for states

29 Apr 2021

Bharat Biotech reduces COVAXIN price to Rs. 400 for states

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech on Thursday reduced the price of its COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, for state governments.

Coronavirus: States have over one crore vaccine doses, says Centre

29 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: States have over one crore vaccine doses, says Centre

At a time when several states have complained about being low on vaccine doses and expressed the inability to kick off the third phase of the inoculation drive from May 1, the Centre has claimed that they have over one crore vials with them.