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AstraZeneca vaccine's single dose reduces death risk by 80%: Data

11 May 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine's single dose reduces death risk by 80%: Data

A single dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine results in an 80% less risk of death from the viral infection, Public Health England (PHE), the executive agency of the UK department of health, said Monday, citing data from the vaccine's rollout.

COVID-19 vaccine formulas shouldn't be shared with India: Bill Gates

02 May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine formulas shouldn't be shared with India: Bill Gates

It's a terrible time to be a publicist for Bill Gates. The billionaire, who the mainstream media celebrates as a philanthropist, is being criticized for his stance on vaccine patents.

Denmark becomes first European country to permanently drop AstraZeneca vaccine

15 Apr 2021

Denmark becomes first European country to permanently drop AstraZeneca vaccine

Even as vaccines became the world's biggest hope against the highly contagious coronavirus, Denmark has stopped using the one made by British-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca.

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.

UK: Seven blood-clotting-related deaths in 18mn AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients

03 Apr 2021

UK: Seven blood-clotting-related deaths in 18mn AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients

On Saturday, the United Kingdom's medical regulator said that seven people—out of more than 18 million recipients of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab for COVID-19 in the country—died of unusual blood clots.

Facing delay in securing vaccines, Lanka temporarily suspends COVID-19 jabs

02 Apr 2021

Facing delay in securing vaccines, Lanka temporarily suspends COVID-19 jabs

Sri Lanka has temporarily halted its COVID-19 vaccination program as there was a delay in securing more AstraZeneca vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII), a top health minister has said.

Germany halts AstraZeneca vaccine use for under-60s over clot fears

31 Mar 2021

Germany halts AstraZeneca vaccine use for under-60s over clot fears

Germany will allow general use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine only for people aged above 60 years, imposing restrictions on younger people taking the jab after several severe cases of blood clots were reported, the German government said on Tuesday.

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.

AstraZeneca says US trial data shows vaccine 79% effective

22 Mar 2021

AstraZeneca says US trial data shows vaccine 79% effective

AstraZeneca says advanced trial data from a US study on its COVID-19 vaccine shows it is 79 percent effective.

AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine dubbed safe; European countries to resume vaccination

19 Mar 2021

AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine dubbed safe; European countries to resume vaccination

A chunk of European countries, that had earlier stopped using AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine over blood clot concerns, will resume the vaccination drive after the jab got the support of the continent's top medical regulator.

Why European countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

16 Mar 2021

Why European countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

The largest and most influential European countries, like Germany, France, and Italy, have paused the rollout of coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and British-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca over blood clot fears.

Looking at adverse effects: India on concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine

13 Mar 2021

Looking at adverse effects: India on concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine

India is constantly looking at all the adverse side effects as it conducts a massive coronavirus vaccination program, a top medical expert said today.

Use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine suspended in Denmark, Norway, Iceland

12 Mar 2021

Use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine suspended in Denmark, Norway, Iceland

Denmark, Norway, and Iceland have temporarily suspended the use of the coronavirus vaccine developed by British-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca as several patients developed blood clots after getting the jab.

AstraZeneca has sold its stake in Moderna for $1 billion

01 Mar 2021

AstraZeneca has sold its stake in Moderna for $1 billion

British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Plc has sold its 7.7 percent stake in Moderna Inc., the American pharmaceutical giant, for more than $1 billion, according to a report in The Times.

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.

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

16 Feb 2021

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the UN agency's partners to ship millions of doses to countries as part of a UN-backed program to tame the pandemic.

South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J jabs

10 Feb 2021

South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J jabs

South Africa will give the unapproved Johnson & Johnson vaccine to its frontline healthcare workers beginning next week as a study to see what protection it provides from COVID-19, particularly against the variant dominant in South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday.

UK begins world's first alternate dosing COVID-19 vaccine trial

04 Feb 2021

UK begins world's first alternate dosing COVID-19 vaccine trial

Health chiefs in the UK on Thursday began what they have described as the world's first clinical trial of patients who will receive different COVID-19 vaccines for their first or second dose, to detect its impact on immunity against coronavirus.

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.

Russia's coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Mexico

03 Feb 2021

Russia's coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Mexico

Mexico approved the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V for use on Tuesday, just hours after the publication of early results of an advanced study saying it is about 91 percent effective.

South Africa welcomes first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

02 Feb 2021

South Africa welcomes first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

South Africa gave a hero's welcome on Monday to the delivery of its first COVID-19 vaccines - one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India.

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.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

29 Jan 2021

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine has reportedly exhibited strong protection against the virus.

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.

Top French advisor talks third lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

25 Jan 2021

Top French advisor talks third lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

France will have to enforce a third national lockdown to handle the worrying surge of coronavirus cases, the country's top medical advisor Prof Jean-Francois Delfraissy said on Sunday.

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.

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.

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

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.

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.

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.

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).

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.

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.

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.

COVAXIN is 200% safe: Bharat Biotech MD on efficacy concerns

04 Jan 2021

COVAXIN is 200% safe: Bharat Biotech MD on efficacy concerns

Bharat Biotech MS Krishna Ella on Monday said the company has "tremendous experience" in developing vaccines and their vaccine, COVAXIN, is "200% safe."

Bharat Biotech allowed COVAXIN trials on children aged 12+

04 Jan 2021

Bharat Biotech allowed COVAXIN trials on children aged 12+

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech has been allowed to conduct clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine on children above the age of 12.