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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25 Jan 2021
Bangladesh receives first COVID-19 vaccine consignment from India
Bangladesh on Monday received the first consignment of the five million doses of Covishield vaccines from India under a procurement agreement, four days after New Delhi gifted two million doses of the vaccine to Dhaka.
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.
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.
22 Jan 2021
After SII fire, BCG, rotavirus vaccine production to be hit
Thursday's fire at Pune's Serum Institute of India will impact the production of BCG and rotavirus vaccines in the future, the company said on Friday.
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.
22 Jan 2021
Antonio Guterres saddened by life loss in Serum Institute fire
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of life in a fire at the Serum Institute of India (SII) facility in Pune and hopes that the incident is fully investigated, his spokesperson said on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.