Articles about COVID-19 Vaccine

Centre rules out mixing up of vaccines for 'precautionary' dose

05 Jan 2022

Centre rules out mixing up of vaccines for 'precautionary' dose

The Centre on Wednesday ruled out the mixing up of COVID-19 vaccines for the third "precautionary" dose.

5 lakh teens register to get COVID-19 vaccines from tomorrow

02 Jan 2022

5 lakh teens register to get COVID-19 vaccines from tomorrow

A day before India widens its COVID-19 vaccination drive to include teenagers aged 15-18 years, over five lakh such beneficiaries registered themselves to be inoculated.

Gurugram achieves 100% COVID-19 vaccination, 1st in Delhi-NCR

22 Dec 2021

Gurugram achieves 100% COVID-19 vaccination, 1st in Delhi-NCR

Gurugram has become the first district in Haryana to administer both doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible civilians, the health department announced Tuesday.

SII to launch COVID-19 vaccine for children in 6 months

15 Dec 2021

SII to launch COVID-19 vaccine for children in 6 months

The Serum Institute of India is looking to launch a COVID-19 vaccine for children in six months, SII CEO Adar Poonawalla said Tuesday.

COVID-19 vaccine: Study finds AstraZeneca booster jab safe, effective

03 Dec 2021

COVID-19 vaccine: Study finds AstraZeneca booster jab safe, effective

Seven COVID-19 vaccines are safe and stimulate a strong immune response when used as a booster jab to those who have already vaccinated, a study published in The Lancet said.

COVID-19: India reports 9K+ infections; 477 more deaths

02 Dec 2021

COVID-19: India reports 9K+ infections; 477 more deaths

India on Thursday reported over 9,000 new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of just under one lakh.

Are Indian vaccines effective against Omicron? Here's what manufacturers say

01 Dec 2021

Are Indian vaccines effective against Omicron? Here's what manufacturers say

The COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers in India are reportedly waiting for "more data" on the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, to assess the efficacy of their vaccines.

Policy on booster, additional jabs in 2 weeks: NTAGI chief

29 Nov 2021

Policy on booster, additional jabs in 2 weeks: NTAGI chief

India's COVID-19 task force chief Dr. NK Arora said a comprehensive policy on the booster and additional COVID-19 vaccine jabs will be announced in two weeks.

COVID-19: India reports 8K+ infections; lowest in 538 days

22 Nov 2021

COVID-19: India reports 8K+ infections; lowest in 538 days

India on Monday reported over 8,000 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day tally in the last 538 days.

India exported 65 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this year: Modi

18 Nov 2021

India exported 65 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this year: Modi

India exported over 65 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries this year, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

COVID-19: India reports 9K infections; lowest in 9 months

16 Nov 2021

COVID-19: India reports 9K infections; lowest in 9 months

India on Tuesday reported nearly 9,000 new COVID-19 cases, which is the lowest daily tally in the last nine months.

COVID-19: India reports 10K+ infections; 125 more deaths

15 Nov 2021

COVID-19: India reports 10K+ infections; 125 more deaths

India on Monday reported over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of 1.34 lakh, the lowest in 523 days.

COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax's samples cleared by India's apex testing laboratory

06 Nov 2021

COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax's samples cleared by India's apex testing laboratory

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevex's samples were cleared by the Central Drugs Laboratory in Kasauli on Tuesday.

Kerala: Breakthrough infections account for most COVID-19 cases

05 Nov 2021

Kerala: Breakthrough infections account for most COVID-19 cases

Most COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala over the past two weeks involved breakthrough infections, official data showed.

COVID-19: India reports 12K new cases, 311 more deaths

03 Nov 2021

COVID-19: India reports 12K new cases, 311 more deaths

India on Wednesday reported nearly 12,000 new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of 1.51 lakh, the lowest in 252 days.

J&J vaccine's 1cr doses ready for export after CDL nod

03 Nov 2021

J&J vaccine's 1cr doses ready for export after CDL nod

American firm Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine shots, manufactured in India by Hyderabad-based Biological E, are ready for export, News18 reported.

PM Modi to meet CMs, district officials over low vaccinations

01 Nov 2021

PM Modi to meet CMs, district officials over low vaccinations

The Union Health Ministry will convene a meeting on November 3 to boost the COVID-19 vaccination capacity of 11 states, whose numbers are lagging behind the national average.

COVID-19: India reports 15K+ new cases, 561 fresh fatalities

24 Oct 2021

COVID-19: India reports 15K+ new cases, 561 fresh fatalities

India on Sunday reported over 15,000 new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of 1.72 lakh, the lowest in 235 days.

COVID-19: India reports 15K+ new cases, 231 more deaths

22 Oct 2021

COVID-19: India reports 15K+ new cases, 231 more deaths

India on Friday reported over 15,000 new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of 1.75 lakh, the lowest in 232 days.

Vaccination for children can wait as trial still underway: Expert

19 Oct 2021

Vaccination for children can wait as trial still underway: Expert

India's top virologist Dr. Gagandeep Kang has said that there should not be any hurry to vaccinate children against COVID-19 as vaccine trials are ongoing and immunogenicity data is still awaited.

COVAXIN recommended by expert panel for children aged 2-18 years

12 Oct 2021

COVAXIN recommended by expert panel for children aged 2-18 years

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 has recommended the approval of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN for children aged between two and 18 years.

No quarantine for fully vaccinated Indians in UK from Monday

08 Oct 2021

No quarantine for fully vaccinated Indians in UK from Monday

The United Kingdom has announced that Indians who are fully vaccinated with Covishield or any other UK-approved coronavirus vaccine will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Britain from Monday, October 11.

COVID-19 vaccination: 7% of India's population hesitant, finds survey

07 Oct 2021

COVID-19 vaccination: 7% of India's population hesitant, finds survey

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among adult Indians has reduced to 7% of the total population, the lowest among Indians since January 2021, a survey has found.

WHO expert panel to discuss COVAXIN approval in meet today

05 Oct 2021

WHO expert panel to discuss COVAXIN approval in meet today

COVAXIN, India's indigenous vaccine against the coronavirus, will likely receive the much-awaited approval from the World Health Organization (WHO) this month.

Coronavirus: 70% of India's adult population receive 1 vaccine dose

04 Oct 2021

Coronavirus: 70% of India's adult population receive 1 vaccine dose

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday that 70% of India's eligible adult population has been administered at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

ZyCoV-D expected to be rolled out in two weeks: Report

04 Oct 2021

ZyCoV-D expected to be rolled out in two weeks: Report

The indigenous COVID-19 vaccine developed by Zydus Cadila, called ZyCoV-D, is likely to be rolled out in the next two weeks.

COVID-19 vaccine booster: Are they really required? Expert answers

29 Sep 2021

COVID-19 vaccine booster: Are they really required? Expert answers

With the emergence of new coronavirus variants and talk of waning immunity of COVID-19 vaccines, discussions have been on about whether booster doses are required for the general public.

Vaccine diplomacy, Indo-Pacific security: Key takeaways from the Quad meeting

25 Sep 2021

Vaccine diplomacy, Indo-Pacific security: Key takeaways from the Quad meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the first in-person meeting of Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) leaders in Washington on Friday, hosted by United States President Joe Biden.

At-home COVID-19 vaccinations for those disabled, with restricted mobility

23 Sep 2021

At-home COVID-19 vaccinations for those disabled, with restricted mobility

The central government on Thursday announced COVID-19 vaccinations at home for people who cannot reach vaccination centers due to restricted mobility or disabilities.

Vaccination certificates must meet minimum criteria: UK on travel rules

23 Sep 2021

Vaccination certificates must meet minimum criteria: UK on travel rules

On the issue of the non-recognition of India's COVID-19 vaccine certification, the United Kingdom has maintained that the vaccine certificates of all countries must meet the minimum criteria.

COVID-19: How states are ensuring people get their second doses

22 Sep 2021

COVID-19: How states are ensuring people get their second doses

As economic activities have mostly resumed across the country, state governments are putting all efforts to ensure people get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

UK recognizes Covishield, but Indians still need to quarantine

22 Sep 2021

UK recognizes Covishield, but Indians still need to quarantine

The United Kingdom on Wednesday revised its travel advisory, listing Covishield as an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

WHO lauds India's decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports

22 Sep 2021

WHO lauds India's decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has hailed India's decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports as an important development in support of the goal to reach 40% vaccination in all countries by end of the year.

UK's decision to not recognize Covishield discriminatory, says India

21 Sep 2021

UK's decision to not recognize Covishield discriminatory, says India

India on Tuesday issued a sharp reaction to the United Kingdom's decision to not recognize Covishield as a legitimate COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Maitri: India to resume COVID-19 vaccine export next month

21 Sep 2021

Vaccine Maitri: India to resume COVID-19 vaccine export next month

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that India would be resuming the export of COVID-19 vaccines under its ambitious "Vaccine Maitri" initiative from October.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 'safe' for kids aged 5-11; generates 'robust immunity'

20 Sep 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 'safe' for kids aged 5-11; generates 'robust immunity'

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been found safe for children between five to 11 years of age and generates a "robust" immune response, the companies said on Monday.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine produces lasting immune response: Study

15 Sep 2021

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine produces lasting immune response: Study

Immunity generated by the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine lasts for at least six months, and there is no indicator that vaccinated people will need a booster shot, according to a study.

35 lakh doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine reach Kasauli lab

15 Sep 2021

35 lakh doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine reach Kasauli lab

Around 35 lakh doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by United States pharma giant Johnson & Johnson have reportedly reached the apex vaccine testing laboratory in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.

England school children aged 12-15yrs to be offered COVID-19 vaccine

14 Sep 2021

England school children aged 12-15yrs to be offered COVID-19 vaccine

School children aged between 12 and 15 years will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine starting next week, the UK government has announced after the country's Chief Medical Officers gave their go-ahead for the jabs for younger age groups.

WHO nod for COVAXIN expected by September-end: Report

14 Sep 2021

WHO nod for COVAXIN expected by September-end: Report

NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul has said that India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN's trial data looked promising, and the vaccine could soon get emergency-use approval from the World Health Organization (WHO) soon.