Russia's Sputnik V vaccine recommended for approval in India

12 Apr 2021

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 Authorisation (EUA) in India on Monday.

11 Apr 2021

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.

11 Apr 2021

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.

10 Apr 2021

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.

09 Apr 2021

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.

08 Apr 2021

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.

07 Apr 2021

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.

07 Apr 2021

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.

07 Apr 2021

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.

06 Apr 2021

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.

06 Apr 2021

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.

04 Apr 2021

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.

01 Apr 2021

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.

01 Apr 2021

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.

25 Mar 2021

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.

21 Mar 2021

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.

17 Mar 2021

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.

03 Mar 2021

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.

03 Mar 2021

Utilize all private hospitals for vaccination drive: Centre tells states

With lakhs of people registering to get the dose of coronavirus vaccine after the second phase of the inoculation drive started on Monday, the Centre on Tuesday allowed states to make use of all private hospitals, even those who aren't linked with government health schemes, for administering jabs, reports Indian Express.

02 Mar 2021

Phase two, day one: 1.46 lakh vaccinated, 29 lakh registered

On Monday, when India kick-started the second phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive, 1.46 lakh people were inoculated with the first dose, reports IE.

28 Feb 2021

These co-morbid conditions are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations from Monday

Starting Monday, India will begin its second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, inoculating people above the age of 60, and people aged over 45 with co-morbidities.

28 Feb 2021

US FDA grants emergency use authorization for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

The United States government on Saturday granted emergency approval to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, making it the third vaccine available to the public in the US.

27 Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccination: Private hospitals can't charge more than Rs. 250/shot

Private hospitals and healthcare facilities participating in the second phase of the country's COVID-19 vaccination drive will be allowed to charge up to Rs. 250 per shot from the beneficiaries, said the Health Ministry on Saturday.

27 Feb 2021

Private hospitals to charge for COVID-19 vaccine: Details here

As India prepares to inoculate people above 60 years and those over 45 years with comorbidities against COVID-19 from March 1, the Centre on Friday said private hospitals would charge up to Rs. 100 for vaccine administration.

19 Feb 2021

Madras HC notice to Centre in case over Covishield side-effects

The Madras High Court on Friday issued a notice to the central government, among others, in a case pertaining to the alleged adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield.

18 Feb 2021

Those above 50 can self-register using Co-WIN app, choose site

With the next phase of the world's largest coronavirus vaccination drive set to begin in two to three weeks, the government has decided to let beneficiaries register themselves using the Co-WIN app. Once this is done, they will also be allowed to choose the date and site for getting inoculated.

17 Feb 2021

China arrests leader of multimillion dollar COVID-19 vaccine scam

China has arrested the leader of a multimillion dollar scam involved in the preparation and selling of fake COVID-19 vaccines, as Beijing began a crackdown on vaccine-related crimes across the country.

10 Feb 2021

Biological E aiming for 600 million J&J vaccine doses annually

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm Biological E Ltd. is reportedly looking to contract-manufacture 600 million annual doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson.

10 Feb 2021

Delhi: No fresh COVID-19 death recorded after nine months

No fresh COVID-19 death was recorded in the national capital on Tuesday after a gap of about nine months, while 100 fresh cases were registered with the Arvind Kejriwal Government asserting that "Delhi's collective will is gradually winning over the infection."

09 Feb 2021

No provision of insurance for recipients of COVID-19 vaccine: Choubey

There is no provision of insurance for recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine against any kind of side effects that may arise due to the inoculation, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

06 Feb 2021

India will begin vaccinating those above 50 from March

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed the Lok Sabha on Friday that those aged 50 and above will get the coronavirus vaccine from March.

04 Feb 2021

UK begins world's first alternate dosing COVID-19 vaccine trial

Health chiefs in the UK on Thursday began what they have described as the world's first clinical trial of patients who will receive different COVID-19 vaccines for their first or second dose, to detect its impact on immunity against coronavirus.

02 Feb 2021

South Africa welcomes first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

South Africa gave a hero's welcome on Monday to the delivery of its first COVID-19 vaccines - one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India.

01 Feb 2021

#Budget2021: Budget allocation for healthcare sector sees a 137% rise

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging in India, healthcare has gained the prime focus in the Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday.

01 Feb 2021

Union Budget 2021: Sitharaman announces Rs. 35,000 crore for vaccines

On Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget, her third one so far and the first one amid the coronavirus pandemic.

31 Jan 2021

Working From Home: Tips to maintain health and wellness

With new coronavirus strains being identified and vaccines yet to be rolled out for the general public, we will have to work out of our homes for many more months.

31 Jan 2021

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 73rd edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

30 Jan 2021

COVID-19: Scientists develop new tool to decontaminate viruses in aerosols

Scientists have engineered a new tool that exposes aerosolized virus particles to microwaves in a controlled manner, an advancement that may lead to the development of novel methods to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

30 Jan 2021

Start vaccinating frontline workers from next week, Centre tells states

Two weeks after the coronavirus vaccination drive was launched in India, the union government on Friday directed all states and union territories to begin inoculating frontline workers from Monday, i.e., February 1.

29 Jan 2021

Sri Lanka kicks off coronavirus inoculations with Indian vaccine

Sri Lanka on Friday launched its national coronavirus immunization campaign by administering the first shots to frontline health workers, soldiers, and security personnel, a day after India gifted 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccine to the island nation.

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