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PM Modi gets second dose of coronavirus vaccine

08 Apr 2021

PM Modi gets second dose of coronavirus vaccine

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the second dose of coronavirus vaccine, over a month after he took the first shot.

COVAXIN manufacturing facility fails to meet CGMP standards: Brazilian regulator

31 Mar 2021

COVAXIN manufacturing facility fails to meet CGMP standards: Brazilian regulator

The Brazilian health regulator Anvisa denied permission to import Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN into the country after its authorities found that the plant in which the vaccine is being made did not meet the Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements.

COVAXIN, Covishield not linked to increased risk of blood clotting

23 Mar 2021

COVAXIN, Covishield not linked to increased risk of blood clotting

There is no heightened risk of blood clotting after vaccinations with indigenous COVAXIN and Covishield, the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, a top government committee concluded, reports Indian Express.

Protection from COVID-19 vaccine possibly lasts 8-10 months: AIIMS Director

20 Mar 2021

Protection from COVID-19 vaccine possibly lasts 8-10 months: AIIMS Director

The COVID-19 vaccine should be able to give good protection from the infection for eight to ten months or even more, AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria said on Saturday.

Nepal gives emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN

20 Mar 2021

Nepal gives emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN

Nepal's national drug regulatory authority on Saturday granted emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, becoming the third country to approve India's indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine.

COVAXIN Phase-II trial interim data shows better reactogenicity, safety: Lancet

09 Mar 2021

COVAXIN Phase-II trial interim data shows better reactogenicity, safety: Lancet

COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, has shown better reactogenicity and safety, Phase II trial interim data published in The Lancet journal showed.

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

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.

PM Modi gets the first shot of coronavirus vaccine

01 Mar 2021

PM Modi gets the first shot of coronavirus vaccine

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine, just as the campaign to inoculate those above 60 and above 45 with illnesses started nationwide.

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

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.

WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

26 Feb 2021

WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to supporting vaccine equity and sharing COVID-19 vaccines with over 60 countries across the world, hoping that the other nations will follow his example.

Are you eligible for COVID-19 vaccination? Should you get it?

25 Feb 2021

Are you eligible for COVID-19 vaccination? Should you get it?

India is scheduled to begin the second phase of its COVID-19 vaccination drive from March 1.

Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh wants COVAXIN supplies halted, Dr. Harsh Vardhan responds

12 Feb 2021

Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh wants COVAXIN supplies halted, Dr. Harsh Vardhan responds

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has responded to the COVAXIN-related concerns of Chhattisgarh minister TS Singh Deo, saying that both coronavirus vaccines were given emergency use authorization after due diligence and that he should focus on amplifying inoculation in his state.

Twenty-five countries in queue for Made in India COVID-19 vaccine

06 Feb 2021

Twenty-five countries in queue for Made in India COVID-19 vaccine

India has so far supplied the COVID-19 vaccine to 15 countries and another 25 nations are in the queue at different levels for the jab, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday.

Expert panel recommended against granting EUA to Pfizer's vaccine: Officials

05 Feb 2021

Expert panel recommended against granting EUA to Pfizer's vaccine: Officials

Just two days before pharma major Pfizer announced the withdrawal of its application for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine in India, an expert panel of the country's drugs regulatory authority had recommended against granting such approval to the firm at this stage.

A year into pandemic, India's death toll drops to fourth-highest

30 Jan 2021

A year into pandemic, India's death toll drops to fourth-highest

As India's battle against coronavirus logged one year on Saturday, the nation slipped on the death toll index, going from the third to fourth position.

Start vaccinating frontline workers from next week, Centre tells states

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.

UN Chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations

29 Jan 2021

UN Chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations

India's vaccine production capacity is one of the best assets the world has today, UN Secretary-General Chief Antonio Guterres said as he applauded India for supplying COVID-19 vaccine doses to nations around the world to combat the catastrophic global health crisis.

More 'Made in India' vaccines to come: Modi at Davos

28 Jan 2021

More 'Made in India' vaccines to come: Modi at Davos

The world will see many more 'Made in India' vaccines soon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, addressing the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda Summit.

South Africa: COVID-19 vaccine to arrive on February 1

28 Jan 2021

South Africa: COVID-19 vaccine to arrive on February 1

One million coronavirus vaccine doses will arrive from India in the country on February 1, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, South African Health Minister said on Wednesday.

COVAXIN may neutralize UK strain of COVID-19: Review report

27 Jan 2021

COVAXIN may neutralize UK strain of COVID-19: Review report

COVAXIN, developed by Bharat Biotech, has the ability to neutralize the UK variant of the coronavirus, according to a pre-print review by bioRxiv, a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished pre-prints in the life sciences.

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

26 Jan 2021

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

After starting its vaccination drive on January 16, New Delhi has offered made-in-India vaccines to diplomatic corps, including to those from Pakistan and China.

Coronavirus: Nearly 16 lakh vaccinated in India as pace accelerates

24 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: Nearly 16 lakh vaccinated in India as pace accelerates

As the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations is underway in India, nearly 16 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been inoculated, government data showed.

Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

23 Jan 2021

Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro invoked Lord Hanuman as he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to fight the deadly virus in his country, Brazil, one of the worst-hit nations by the pandemic.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.64 million with 14K+ new cases

23 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.64 million with 14K+ new cases

India on Friday reported over 14,000 coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 10.64 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.8%.

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

22 Jan 2021

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government's 'Swachh Bharat' cleanliness mission helped in the fight against the coronavirus.

Phase I trial results show COVAXIN has tolerable safety: Study

22 Jan 2021

Phase I trial results show COVAXIN has tolerable safety: Study

India's indigenous vaccine, COVAXIN, showed enhanced immune response without any serious side effects in the participants enrolled for Phase I trials, according to the results published in The Lancet Infectious Disease journal.

Over 10 lakh inoculated, India's vaccination drive picks pace

22 Jan 2021

Over 10 lakh inoculated, India's vaccination drive picks pace

After the first day of the massive coronavirus vaccination drive in India led to disappointing results — the target of inoculating three lakh healthcare workers wasn't met — the country picked pace and 10,43,534 people have now been given the first dose of either Covishield or COVAXIN, data from Health Ministry revealed.

Nepal and Bangladesh receive COVID-19 vaccines sent by India

21 Jan 2021

Nepal and Bangladesh receive COVID-19 vaccines sent by India

Bangladesh and Nepal, on Thursday, received COVID-19 vaccines from India under grant assistance.

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

21 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 70, would be getting the coronavirus vaccine shot in the second phase of the drive launched last week, reports said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.59 million with 13K+ new cases

20 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.59 million with 13K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 13,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.59 million cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.6%.

Maldives to become first foreign country to receive Covishield doses

19 Jan 2021

Maldives to become first foreign country to receive Covishield doses

Maldives is set to become the first foreign country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from India. The Asian country will reportedly receive a consignment of Covishield doses on Wednesday.

Centre issues a new Letter of Comfort to Bharat Biotech

19 Jan 2021

Centre issues a new Letter of Comfort to Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech secured a fresh Letter of Comfort from the Centre for 45 lakh doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN.

Who shouldn't take COVAXIN? Maker Bharat Biotech issues fact-sheet

19 Jan 2021

Who shouldn't take COVAXIN? Maker Bharat Biotech issues fact-sheet

Two days after India started its coronavirus vaccination program, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech released guidelines revealing who should receive shots of COVAXIN.

Meeting discusses possible export of India's coronavirus vaccines: Sources

19 Jan 2021

Meeting discusses possible export of India's coronavirus vaccines: Sources

A multi-ministerial meeting on Monday discussed various aspects of India's possible export of COVID-19 vaccines in view of requests from an increasing number of countries to procure the vaccines, people familiar with the development said.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.58 million with 10K new cases

19 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.58 million with 10K new cases

India on Monday reported a little under 10,000 fresh cases, the lowest single-day spike in infections since early June last year.

HC disposes plea to remove Bachchan's voice from caller tune

18 Jan 2021

HC disposes plea to remove Bachchan's voice from caller tune

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the removal of Amitabh Bachchan's voice from the COVID-19 caller tune.

17,000+ vaccinated in six states on day two: Health Ministry

18 Jan 2021

17,000+ vaccinated in six states on day two: Health Ministry

Across six states — Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, and Tamil Nadu — more than 17,000 people got the first dose of coronavirus vaccine on the second day of the inoculation drive, the Union Health Ministry said last evening.

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

17 Jan 2021

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

The COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) platform suffered several glitches on the first day of India's vaccination drive.

Meet India's frontline workers who received first COVID-19 vaccine shots

17 Jan 2021

Meet India's frontline workers who received first COVID-19 vaccine shots

On Saturday, India launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive, inoculating 1.91 lakh people on the first day alone.

India's coronavirus vaccination drive: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria gets inoculated

16 Jan 2021

India's coronavirus vaccination drive: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria gets inoculated

Dr. Randeep Guleria, the Director of New Delhi's prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Saturday received a vaccine shot against the novel coronavirus on live television, soon after India kicked off its massive inoculating drive to end the raging pandemic.