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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.

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.

3.8 lakh inoculated, two deaths not associated with vaccine: Government

19 Jan 2021

3.8 lakh inoculated, two deaths not associated with vaccine: Government

On Monday, the Union Health Ministry said that the number of people who have been inoculated since Saturday, when the world's largest coronavirus vaccination drive started, stands at 3,81,305.

Healthcare worker's death in UP not linked to vaccine: Official

18 Jan 2021

Healthcare worker's death in UP not linked to vaccine: Official

A healthcare worker in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad died on Sunday evening, nearly 24 hours after he received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

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.

Sleeves up India! PM Modi launches coronavirus vaccination drive

16 Jan 2021

Sleeves up India! PM Modi launches coronavirus vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India's coronavirus vaccination drive, paving the path for the immunization of three lakh healthcare workers at over 3,000 sites across the nation.

With vaccination drive today, India inching closer to ending pandemic

16 Jan 2021

With vaccination drive today, India inching closer to ending pandemic

Nearly two weeks after two vaccines were given the emergency use authorization, India will begin administering doses of coronavirus vaccine to its citizens, joining the list of countries where lakhs have been immunized.

Delhi: 81 sites identified for COVID-19 vaccination

15 Jan 2021

Delhi: 81 sites identified for COVID-19 vaccination

Authorities on Thursday released a list of 81 sites that will be part of the immunization exercise. Covishield will be administered at 75 centers, while COVAXIN will be given at the remaining facilities.

Before vaccination drive, Centre explains dos and don'ts to states

15 Jan 2021

Before vaccination drive, Centre explains dos and don'ts to states

Just as India is readying itself for the massive coronavirus vaccination drive, the federal government explained to the states what they should do and what not, to ensure the entire process is seamless.

PM Modi to launch India's coronavirus vaccination drive

14 Jan 2021

PM Modi to launch India's coronavirus vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday, January 16, launch India's coronavirus vaccination drive virtually. He will also launch the Co-WIN app on that day.

Three lakh healthcare workers will be inoculated on Day 1

14 Jan 2021

Three lakh healthcare workers will be inoculated on Day 1

Around three lakh healthcare workers will be inoculated at 2,934 sites across the country on day one of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive which is set to begin from January 16, official sources said.

Delhi Police steps up security ahead of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

13 Jan 2021

Delhi Police steps up security ahead of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

The Delhi Police has made adequate security arrangements in the city for the smooth transportation of COVID-19 vaccines when the countrywide vaccination roll-out will begin later this week, officials said on Tuesday.

Indians won't get option to choose between Covishield and COVAXIN

13 Jan 2021

Indians won't get option to choose between Covishield and COVAXIN

The government won't allow beneficiaries to choose between two coronavirus vaccines, that were granted the emergency use approval this month, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan declared on Tuesday.

Centre will sponsor vaccination of healthcare, frontline workers: PM Modi

11 Jan 2021

Centre will sponsor vaccination of healthcare, frontline workers: PM Modi

In his first interaction with chief ministers of all states after India approved two vaccines, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the federal government will sponsor the vaccination of three crore healthcare and frontline workers.

Rs. 200 per vaccine dose: SII receives government's purchase order

11 Jan 2021

Rs. 200 per vaccine dose: SII receives government's purchase order

The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has received the purchase order for COVID-19 vaccines from the central government, officials said on Monday.

Vaccine transport from SII to start from January 11/12

11 Jan 2021

Vaccine transport from SII to start from January 11/12

With the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India set to roll out on January 16, transportation of the Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India's facility in Pune, is likely to start from the evening of January 11 or January 12, sources involved in logistics planning said on Sunday.

Delhi identifies 89 sites for COVID-19 vaccination drive: Health Minister

10 Jan 2021

Delhi identifies 89 sites for COVID-19 vaccination drive: Health Minister

The Delhi government has identified 89 sites for the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the national capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday.

Severe side-effects after COVID-19 vaccine: What are your legal options?

08 Jan 2021

Severe side-effects after COVID-19 vaccine: What are your legal options?

India is looking forward to launching a massive COVID-19 vaccination drive with two vaccines that have been granted emergency use authorization (EUA).

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

07 Jan 2021

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

The central government has prepared a detailed draft for the transport of vaccines across India ahead of a nationwide roll-out.

Ahead of nationwide exercise, COVID-19 vaccine dry run in Haryana

07 Jan 2021

Ahead of nationwide exercise, COVID-19 vaccine dry run in Haryana

A dry run of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out was conducted in Haryana on Thursday, a day before the exercise will be conducted across India.

Sleeves up! Coronavirus vaccination drive could begin on January 13

05 Jan 2021

Sleeves up! Coronavirus vaccination drive could begin on January 13

The first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in India will most likely be administered on January 13, a statement from a top official of the Union Health Ministry indicated on Tuesday.

Global leaders hail India's scientific innovation to combat COVID-19

05 Jan 2021

Global leaders hail India's scientific innovation to combat COVID-19

Global leaders have lauded India's leadership in scientific innovation and decisive action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

SII, Bharat Biotech ensure 'smooth roll out' of vaccines globally

05 Jan 2021

SII, Bharat Biotech ensure 'smooth roll out' of vaccines globally

The Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech have taken a joint pledge to ensure global access of the COVID-19 vaccines developed by them.

'Finally paid off,' says Adar Poonawalla after Covishield gets approval

03 Jan 2021

'Finally paid off,' says Adar Poonawalla after Covishield gets approval

Serum Institute of India's (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla today wished everyone a happy new year along with a great announcement.

All you need to know about vaccines approved in India

03 Jan 2021

All you need to know about vaccines approved in India

Earlier on Sunday, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) announced the issuance of emergency approval to two COVID-19 vaccines for restricted use in India: Covishield and COVAXIN.

SII's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN granted emergency approval, says DCGI

03 Jan 2021

SII's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN granted emergency approval, says DCGI

Two COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield and COVAXIN, have been granted emergency approval for use in India, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr. VG Somani said on Sunday.

Coronavirus: 'Davai bhi, kadaai bhi,' Modi calls for sustained caution

31 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: 'Davai bhi, kadaai bhi,' Modi calls for sustained caution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for sustained caution against COVID-19, even as India looks forward to commencing its vaccination drive soon.

After Pfizer, Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine approved in UK

30 Dec 2020

After Pfizer, Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine approved in UK

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca has been approved for use in the United Kingdom.

Centre extends COVID-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31

28 Dec 2020

Centre extends COVID-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday extended guidelines for COVID-19 surveillance, containment, and caution till January 31, 2021.

COVID-19 vaccine: Centre to start dry run in four states

27 Dec 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: Centre to start dry run in four states

Ahead of the grant of emergency approval to a vaccine for COVID-19, the Centre is looking forward to starting a dry run in four states from Monday.

How Delhi plans to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations

13 Dec 2020

How Delhi plans to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations

Ahead of the licensing of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Delhi government has been working on a plan to conduct vaccinations.

Here's how the government is planning to conduct COVID-19 vaccinations

12 Dec 2020

Here's how the government is planning to conduct COVID-19 vaccinations

With licensing for COVID-19 vaccines expected in the coming weeks, the government has drafted a plan for vaccination campaigns.

No emergency approval for SII, Bharat Biotech's vaccine candidates yet

09 Dec 2020

No emergency approval for SII, Bharat Biotech's vaccine candidates yet

Two applications submitted by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech seeking emergency approval for their respective COVID-19 vaccines have not been cleared, NDTV reported on Wednesday.

COVID-19 vaccine may get license in coming weeks: Health Ministry

08 Dec 2020

COVID-19 vaccine may get license in coming weeks: Health Ministry

India may license some COVID-19 vaccines in the next few weeks, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Serum seeks emergency use approval for Oxford's coronavirus vaccine

07 Dec 2020

Serum seeks emergency use approval for Oxford's coronavirus vaccine

Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought emergency use authorization from Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the coronavirus vaccine, which is developed by the University of Oxford and the British-pharma giant AstraZeneca, multiple reports said.

Coronavirus: Government says it doesn't plan to vaccinate entire country

01 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: Government says it doesn't plan to vaccinate entire country

The government on Tuesday said that it has never talked about vaccinating the entire country against the coronavirus disease.

SII says Covishield 'safe' after trial participant sends legal notice

01 Dec 2020

SII says Covishield 'safe' after trial participant sends legal notice

The Serum Institute of India (SII) on Tuesday said that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate was "safe and immunogenic," in response to allegations that a trial participant developed serious side-effects after being administered the dose.