Articles about Coronavirus Vaccine

Take the vaccine or go to jail, says Philippines President

23 Jun 2021

Take the vaccine or go to jail, says Philippines President

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is clearly disappointed with the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccination there.

Bharat Biotech submits COVAXIN phase-3 trial data, review meet today

22 Jun 2021

Bharat Biotech submits COVAXIN phase-3 trial data, review meet today

Bharat Biotech has submitted the phase three clinical trial data for its coronavirus vaccine COVAXIN to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).

COVID-19: India vaccinates record 75 lakh people in a day

21 Jun 2021

COVID-19: India vaccinates record 75 lakh people in a day

More than 75 lakh coronavirus vaccine doses were administered across India until 6 pm today, the highest-ever one-day coverage in the country so far, News18 and NDTV reported.

When will the COVID-19 vaccine for children be ready?

10 Jun 2021

When will the COVID-19 vaccine for children be ready?

India does not have a coronavirus vaccine for children as yet.

India must increase vaccinations five-fold to reach 100% target: Report

09 Jun 2021

India must increase vaccinations five-fold to reach 100% target: Report

India aims to vaccinate its entire eligible population fully against the deadly COVID-19 by the end of 2021. However, the country would not be able to reach this ambitious target at the current pace of vaccination.

People happy with getting jabs at polling booths: Kejriwal

09 Jun 2021

People happy with getting jabs at polling booths: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited a vaccination center on Wednesday, a day after his government launched the Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination campaign in the national capital.

COVID-19: J&K village first in India to vaccinate all adults

08 Jun 2021

COVID-19: J&K village first in India to vaccinate all adults

A remote hamlet in the Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir has become the first village in India to vaccinate its entire adult population against the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19: Delhi to vaccinate all above 45 within 4 weeks

07 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Delhi to vaccinate all above 45 within 4 weeks

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday launched a new mass vaccination drive—called Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination—for immunizing everyone above the age of 45 years in the national capital against COVID-19 within the coming four weeks.

Central government to give free vaccines to states: PM Modi

07 Jun 2021

Central government to give free vaccines to states: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation, speaking on the COVID-19 situation and the vaccination policy in the country.

COVID-19: India reports 1L new cases, lowest in 61 days

07 Jun 2021

COVID-19: India reports 1L new cases, lowest in 61 days

India continues to see an improvement in its COVID-19 situation as the country reported just above one lakh new cases in the past 24 hours.

COVID-19: How long does immunity from vaccine last?

01 Jun 2021

COVID-19: How long does immunity from vaccine last?

India is carrying out an ambitious inoculation program against the coronavirus, vaccinating lakhs everyday.

India will soon test mixing different COVID-19 vaccines

31 May 2021

India will soon test mixing different COVID-19 vaccines

India may soon begin testing a regimen that mixes two different coronavirus vaccines to assess whether the experiment boosts the immune response against the virus.

Pfizer's vaccine works against B.1.617 variant, firm tells Indian government

27 May 2021

Pfizer's vaccine works against B.1.617 variant, firm tells Indian government

Pfizer has told the Indian government that its coronavirus vaccine shows "high effectiveness" on the COVID-19 variant prevalent in India as well as on people of Indian ethnicity or nationality.

Third COVID-19 wave could hit in 6-8 months: Expert panel

21 May 2021

Third COVID-19 wave could hit in 6-8 months: Expert panel

Experts have both good and bad news to offer.

Scindia: India to have 200 crore vaccine doses by December

17 May 2021

Scindia: India to have 200 crore vaccine doses by December

BJP's Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday said vaccination was the only way to tackle coronavirus, and 200 crore vaccine doses, enough for all, would be made available in India by December.

India may buy 50mn Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses: Details here

15 May 2021

India may buy 50mn Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses: Details here

At a time when India is facing an acute shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, the Centre is in "high-level" discussions with American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which is likely to sell 50 million doses of its vaccine in India by the third quarter of this year.

Government-owned BIBCOL to produce 2 crore COVAXIN doses every month

12 May 2021

Government-owned BIBCOL to produce 2 crore COVAXIN doses every month

To accelerate the production of COVAXIN—the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech—amid severe vaccine shortage in India, the Centre on Wednesday reportedly gave its nod for production of COVAXIN at government-owned Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Corporation Limited (BIBCOL) in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.

COVID-19: Many states rush to import vaccines amid acute shortage

12 May 2021

COVID-19: Many states rush to import vaccines amid acute shortage

Facing acute shortage of COVID-19 vaccines amid the raging second wave, at least 10 Indian states have decided to reach out to international vaccine manufacturers to fast-track the inoculation drive.

Chaotic start to vaccination of 18-44 category in Noida

11 May 2021

Chaotic start to vaccination of 18-44 category in Noida

Over 2,600 people between 18-44 years got vaccinated for COVID-19 in Gautam Buddh Nagar on Monday, as the inoculation for the age category officially began in the western Uttar Pradesh district, officials said.

EU regulators start the review of China's Sinovac vaccine: Details

04 May 2021

EU regulators start the review of China's Sinovac vaccine: Details

European Union drug regulator announced on Tuesday that it has started a rolling review of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to assess its effectiveness and safety, the first step toward possible approval for use in the 27-nation bloc.

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.

Delhi doesn't have sufficient vaccine doses for next phase: Jain

29 Apr 2021

Delhi doesn't have sufficient vaccine doses for next phase: Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the city does not have sufficient doses of vaccine for the inoculation of those in the 18-44 age group and orders have been placed with manufacturers for the same.

COVID-19: Those above 18 can register for vaccine from April-28

22 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Those above 18 can register for vaccine from April-28

In a recent development, it has been reported that all Indian citizens aged above 18 years can register for the coronavirus vaccine from April 28.

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis under fire after 22-year-old nephew gets vaccinated

20 Apr 2021

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis under fire after 22-year-old nephew gets vaccinated

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and current Leader of Opposition, Devendra Fadnavis, faced the ire of netizens after pictures of his nephew Tanmay Fadnavis, said to be about 22 years old, getting vaccinated surfaced.

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.

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.

Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine being tested on children under 12

26 Mar 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine being tested on children under 12

American pharma giant Pfizer and German company BioNTech began testing their coronavirus vaccine on children, aged under 12, reports Reuters.

Salman Khan receives his first shot of coronavirus vaccine

25 Mar 2021

Salman Khan receives his first shot of coronavirus vaccine

Salman Khan is the latest Bollywood star to take the COVID-19 vaccine. He confirmed the news through a tweet posted last evening.

Centenarian gets first COVID-19 shot in Delhi

19 Mar 2021

Centenarian gets first COVID-19 shot in Delhi

Sindh-born Kamla Das who turned 100 during the height of the pandemic in Delhi last September, got her first shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi on Thursday, her daughter said.

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.

Quad Summit: India to manufacture coronavirus vaccines developed by US

12 Mar 2021

Quad Summit: India to manufacture coronavirus vaccines developed by US

The leaders of the Quad countries — the United States, Japan, Australia, and India — will be holding the first-ever summit on Friday and are likely to discuss coronavirus vaccines.

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.

Over 20 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in a day

09 Mar 2021

Over 20 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in a day

More than 20 lakh people were inoculated against coronavirus on March 8, the highest in a day so far, taking the total number of vaccine doses administered in the country to over 2.3 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

96-year-old is the oldest to get COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland

03 Mar 2021

96-year-old is the oldest to get COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland

A total of 31,391 people have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland till now, and out of them a 96-year-old beneficiary from Dimapur district is the oldest to be inoculated, a Health Department official said on Tuesday.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine highly effective: FDA

25 Feb 2021

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine highly effective: FDA

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released by US regulators that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot.

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.

Biden to announce $4 billion commitment to COVID-19 vaccine-sharing campaign

19 Feb 2021

Biden to announce $4 billion commitment to COVID-19 vaccine-sharing campaign

US President Joe Biden will on Friday announce a massive $4 billion commitment to the global COVID-19 vaccine alliance with the goal of inoculating vulnerable populations and reach those without other options, the White House said.

Pfizer-BioNTech to give EU another 200 million COVID-19 shots

17 Feb 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech to give EU another 200 million COVID-19 shots

Pfizer and BioNTech, on Wednesday, finalized an agreement to supply the European Union with another 200 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine.

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.