Articles about Covishield

EU body says it didn't receive application for Covishield approval

17 Jul 2021

EU body says it didn't receive application for Covishield approval

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it has not received any application for the authorization of the coronavirus vaccine Covishield.

Seven EU nations, Switzerland approve India-made Covishield for 'Green Pass'

01 Jul 2021

Seven EU nations, Switzerland approve India-made Covishield for 'Green Pass'

The European Union's (EU) Digital COVID Certificate framework to allow easier, restriction-free movement of vaccinated travelers within European countries—excluding India-made Covishield and COVAXIN vaccines—comes into force on Thursday.

'Not received Covishield approval request,' says EU body amid concerns

29 Jun 2021

'Not received Covishield approval request,' says EU body amid concerns

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has not yet applied for the approval of its coronavirus vaccine Covishield in the "Green Pass" issued by the European Union, according to a statement from the EU.

India takes up Covishield's exclusion from the EU's 'Green Pass'

28 Jun 2021

India takes up Covishield's exclusion from the EU's 'Green Pass'

Covishield, the Indian version of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, has been excluded from the European Union's "Green Pass."

AstraZeneca vaccine linked to small risk of low blood platelets

10 Jun 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine linked to small risk of low blood platelets

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, known in India as Covishield, may be associated with a small risk of developing a blood condition characterized by low platelet counts, according to a UK study.

After updating vaccine policy, Centre may renegotiate Covishield, COVAXIN prices

10 Jun 2021

After updating vaccine policy, Centre may renegotiate Covishield, COVAXIN prices

After India's COVID-19 vaccination policy was updated this week, the central government is likely to renegotiate prices for vaccines, a report suggested.

Second Covishield dose in 28 days for some in Punjab

09 Jun 2021

Second Covishield dose in 28 days for some in Punjab

The second dose of the Covishield vaccine will now be administered after 28 days to people who have to travel abroad for specific purposes, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said on Tuesday.

1st dose Covishield, 2nd dose COVAXIN: Vaccination blunder in UP

27 May 2021

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).

Karnataka targets vaccinating eligible population by 2021 end

19 May 2021

Karnataka targets vaccinating eligible population by 2021 end

The Karnataka government has set a goal to vaccinate all eligible people in the state by November end against coronavirus.

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.

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.

Give priority to Maharashtra in vaccine allocation: Tope to Poonawalla

04 May 2021

Give priority to Maharashtra in vaccine allocation: Tope to Poonawalla

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday urged Serum Institute of India Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla to give priority to the state in providing its anti-coronavirus vaccine, Covishield, as the government was ready to purchase doses from the Pune-based company.

Covishield price reduced to Rs. 300 for states: Adar Poonawalla

28 Apr 2021

Covishield price reduced to Rs. 300 for states: Adar Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), on Wednesday announced that the price of the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield was being reduced from Rs. 400 to Rs. 300 for states.

Maharashtra may get Covishield supply only after May 20

27 Apr 2021

Maharashtra may get Covishield supply only after May 20

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope today said that the state may receive its supply of the Covishield vaccine only after May 20.

Coronavirus: United States will send raw material required for Covishield

26 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: United States will send raw material required for Covishield

Just as India is fighting a devastating second wave of coronavirus, the Joe Biden administration in the United States has pledged to help the Asian nation.

Coronavirus: 0.04% people infected after COVAXIN shot; 0.03% after Covishield

21 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: 0.04% people infected after COVAXIN shot; 0.03% after Covishield

The central government on Wednesday said that a "very small" fraction of people have tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated.

SII fixes Covishield's price at Rs. 600 for private hospitals

21 Apr 2021

SII fixes Covishield's price at Rs. 600 for private hospitals

Serum Institute of India (SII) will sell Covishield at Rs. 400 per shot to states and at Rs. 600 to private hospitals, the Pune-based vaccine manufacturer said today.

Covishield 90% effective if doses given 2-3 months apart: Poonawalla

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.

118-year-old woman possibly oldest in India to get COVID-19 vaccine

05 Apr 2021

118-year-old woman possibly oldest in India to get COVID-19 vaccine

A woman, whose age according to her Aadhaar Card is 118 years, has received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh.

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.

Covishield dose gap to be increased to 6-8 weeks: Centre

22 Mar 2021

Covishield dose gap to be increased to 6-8 weeks: Centre

The time gap between two doses of the Covishield vaccine should be increased to six-to-eight weeks for improved results, the central government has written to all states and Union Territories.

SII to delay shipments to Brazil, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia

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.

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.

Elderly man dies after shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Bengal

10 Mar 2021

Elderly man dies after shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Bengal

A senior citizen in Dhupguri city in Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal died allegedly after being administered the Covishield vaccine, prompting his family members to lodge a police complaint, an official said on Tuesday.

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

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.

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.

COVID-19 vaccines: SII to play huge role in mass production

25 Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccines: SII to play huge role in mass production

British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and US pharmaceutical major Novavax have told lawmakers that they are ready to scale up their production of COVID-19 vaccines in partnership with the Serum Institute of India.

Sanitation worker dies from health complications; son blames COVID-19 vaccine

23 Feb 2021

Sanitation worker dies from health complications; son blames COVID-19 vaccine

A 54-year-old sanitation worker died from health complications, days after he was administered a coronavirus vaccine, according to his son.

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

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.

Sri Lanka to purchase ten million Covishield doses from India

19 Feb 2021

Sri Lanka to purchase ten million Covishield doses from India

Sri Lanka will purchase ten million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine from India, officials have said.

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.

Working From Home: Tips to maintain health and wellness

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.

Sri Lanka: No adverse reactions so far following vaccination

30 Jan 2021

Sri Lanka: No adverse reactions so far following vaccination

No adverse reactions or side-effects have so far been reported by those who were vaccinated in Sri Lanka on Friday with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine Covishield, provided by India, health officials said on Saturday.

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.

Sri Lanka kicks off coronavirus inoculations with Indian vaccine

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.

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.

Sri Lanka to procure two to three million Covishield doses

27 Jan 2021

Sri Lanka to procure two to three million Covishield doses

Sri Lanka will purchase two to three million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, from its Indian manufacturing company Serum Institute of India during the next two days, Lalith Weeratunga, the advisor to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said on Wednesday.