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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.

Coronavirus vaccine production to reach 9cr doses in June: Government

13 May 2021

Coronavirus vaccine production to reach 9cr doses in June: Government

The Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech, the two companies India has entrusted to make its coronavirus vaccines, have both submitted their productions plans for the coming four months to the Indian government.

US looking to produce of J&J's COVID-19 vaccine in India

12 May 2021

US looking to produce of J&J's COVID-19 vaccine in India

The United States is considering the production of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine in India along with ways to help manufacturers like the Serum Institute of India (SII) to boost production, Daniel B Smith, Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy, said on Tuesday.

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.

SII given over Rs. 1,700cr for 11cr Covishield doses: Centre

03 May 2021

SII given over Rs. 1,700cr for 11cr Covishield doses: Centre

The Health Ministry on Monday said that a 100 percent advance of Rs. 1732.50 crore was released to the Serum Institute of India on April 28 for 11 crore doses of Covishield vaccine during May, June, and July.

Getting aggressive calls from powerful people: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

02 May 2021

Getting aggressive calls from powerful people: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has revealed that his decision to fly to London when India is facing a COVID-19 second wave was largely due to the threats he had been facing.

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.

COVID-19: Government asks SII, Bharat Biotech to cut vaccine prices

27 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Government asks SII, Bharat Biotech to cut vaccine prices

The central government has asked the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech to reduce the prices of their COVID-19 vaccines, PTI reported on Monday.

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.

We understand India's pharmaceutical requirements: Biden administration

20 Apr 2021

We understand India's pharmaceutical requirements: Biden administration

The Biden administration has conveyed to New Delhi that it understands India's pharmaceutical requirements and promised to give the matter due consideration, observing that the current difficulty in the export of critical raw materials needed to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines is mainly due to an Act that forces American companies to prioritize domestic consumption.

India's Serum Institute refunds South Africa for undelivered coronavirus vaccines

09 Apr 2021

India's Serum Institute refunds South Africa for undelivered coronavirus vaccines

Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has fully refunded South Africa for 500,000 undelivered doses of the coronavirus vaccine, reports PTI.

AstraZeneca serves legal notice to Serum Institute over vaccine delays

08 Apr 2021

AstraZeneca serves legal notice to Serum Institute over vaccine delays

Serum Institute of India (SII), the manufacturer of the coronavirus vaccine Covishield, has been served a legal notice by the drug maker AstraZeneca over delays in vaccine supply, the company's CEO Adar Poonawalla confirmed in an interview earlier this week.

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.

Serum CEO Poonawalla hopes to launch second vaccine by September

27 Mar 2021

Serum CEO Poonawalla hopes to launch second vaccine by September

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla today said that his company hopes to launch its second coronavirus vaccine by September this year.

Amid growing cases, India temporarily halts export of AstraZeneca's vaccine

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.

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.

Delhi HC pulls up Centre for exporting COVID-19 vaccines

04 Mar 2021

Delhi HC pulls up Centre for exporting COVID-19 vaccines

The Delhi High Court on Thursday pulled up the central government over restricted COVID-19 vaccinations in India, even as vaccine exports to other nations continue.

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.

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.

Oxford/AstraZeneca first jab cuts COVID-19 transmission substantially: UK study

03 Feb 2021

Oxford/AstraZeneca first jab cuts COVID-19 transmission substantially: UK study

According to a new Oxford University study, the first dose of the two-dose Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine can cut coronavirus transmissions by around 67 percent and therefore, have a substantial effect on controlling the spread.

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.

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.

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.

Bangladesh receives first COVID-19 vaccine consignment from India

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.

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.

After SII fire, BCG, rotavirus vaccine production to be hit

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.

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.

Antonio Guterres saddened by life loss in Serum Institute fire

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.

Five killed in Serum Institute fire; Maharashtra government orders probe

21 Jan 2021

Five killed in Serum Institute fire; Maharashtra government orders probe

The Maharashtra government has ordered a probe into the fire that broke out at the Serum Institute of India in Pune on Thursday, killing at least five people.

Pune: Fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India

21 Jan 2021

Pune: Fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India

On Thursday afternoon, a fire broke out at the Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India, Pune.

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.

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.

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.

First flight with COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune

12 Jan 2021

First flight with COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune

The first consignment of Covishield vaccines reached Delhi from Pune on Tuesday, four days ahead of the launch of a nationwide drive against the coronavirus.

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.

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.