Articles about COVID-19 Vaccine

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 ages 5 to 11 years old and generates a "robust" immune response, the companies said 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.

COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids could be available from October

13 Sep 2021

COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids could be available from October

Amid surging Delta variant cases in the USA, COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 12 years could be available by the end of next month, a media report has said.

COVID-19 vaccines prove highly effective in preventing mortality: Centre

10 Sep 2021

COVID-19 vaccines prove highly effective in preventing mortality: Centre

The effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine in preventing mortality is 96.6 percent after the first dose and 97.5 percent after the second dose, the Centre said on Thursday, citing data from a COVID-19 tracker, developed by synergizing data from three platforms.

Vaccinate or face testing: Biden's fresh mandates for big companies

10 Sep 2021

Vaccinate or face testing: Biden's fresh mandates for big companies

United States President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered new COVID-19 vaccine requirements affecting 100 million Americans.

No serious vaccine side effects in breastfeeding moms, infants: Study

09 Sep 2021

No serious vaccine side effects in breastfeeding moms, infants: Study

Breastfeeding mothers vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna preventive experienced similar side effects to what have previously been reported in non-breastfeeding women, while infants exhibited no adverse events after immunization, a study has found.

Biological E-manufactured J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in India by October

09 Sep 2021

Biological E-manufactured J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in India by October

The one-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed by American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson and manufactured by the company's local partner, Hyderabad-based Biological E, is likely to be available in India by October, reported News18.

50% COVID-19 vaccine doses administered reached 18-44 age group: Government

08 Sep 2021

50% COVID-19 vaccine doses administered reached 18-44 age group: Government

As India's COVID-19 vaccination drive has been picking up the pace, government data revealed that roughly half the doses were administered among those aged 18-44 years.

Hailed for vaccination drive, Israel sees COVID-19 spike after reopening

08 Sep 2021

Hailed for vaccination drive, Israel sees COVID-19 spike after reopening

Recently hailed for its COVID-19 vaccination coverage and fast return to "normalcy," Israel is quickly turning into one of the pandemic's biggest hotspots.

Over two-thirds in COVID-19 ICUs not vaccinated in Mumbai: Report

07 Sep 2021

Over two-thirds in COVID-19 ICUs not vaccinated in Mumbai: Report

As Mumbai witnesses a surge in COVID-19 cases, a report studying the city's COVID-19 hospitals found that two-thirds of ICU patients were unvaccinated.

Kim orders tougher virus steps after North Korea shuns vaccines

03 Sep 2021

Kim orders tougher virus steps after North Korea shuns vaccines

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign after he turned down some foreign COVID-19 vaccines offered via the UN-backed immunization program.

Now book COVID-19 vaccination slots directly on Google Search, Maps

02 Sep 2021

Now book COVID-19 vaccination slots directly on Google Search, Maps

Search giant Google on Wednesday announced that its users in India would be able to access detailed information on COVID-19 vaccination, slot booking, vaccine availability, and other related topics starting this week.

Phase 2/3 trials of Corbevax on 5-18 age group permitted

02 Sep 2021

Phase 2/3 trials of Corbevax on 5-18 age group permitted

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Wednesday granted permission to Hyderabad-based Biological E Limited to conduct phase 2/3 clinical trials of its "Made in India" COVID-19 vaccine, Corbevax, on children aged between 5 and 18 years with certain conditions, sources said.

States reopen schools amid concerns over COVID-19 third wave, vaccinations

01 Sep 2021

States reopen schools amid concerns over COVID-19 third wave, vaccinations

Schools have largely remained shut since last March when the COVID-19 lockdown was declared.

Coronavirus: India administers 1 crore vaccine doses till 6 pm

31 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India administers 1 crore vaccine doses till 6 pm

India on Tuesday administered as many as 1.08 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, hitting a new record.

Stopping COVID-19 third wave in public's hands, says NTAGI chief

31 Aug 2021

Stopping COVID-19 third wave in public's hands, says NTAGI chief

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) chief Dr. NK Arora said the third wave of COVID-19 infections isn't likely to hit India in September-October as some experts have predicted.

Karnataka to administer five lakh COVID-19 jabs daily from September

27 Aug 2021

Karnataka to administer five lakh COVID-19 jabs daily from September

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said the state will start administering at least five lakh COVID-19 vaccinations daily from September 1 with the help of the Centre.

COVID-19: How is the vaccination drive going country-wise?

27 Aug 2021

COVID-19: How is the vaccination drive going country-wise?

Around 33% of the world population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, data compiled by Our World in Data showed.

Japan suspends 1.63mn Moderna vaccine doses after contamination found

26 Aug 2021

Japan suspends 1.63mn Moderna vaccine doses after contamination found

Japan suspended use of about 1.63 million Moderna vaccine doses on Thursday after contamination was found in unused vials, raising concern of a supply shortage as the country tries to accelerate vaccinations amid a COVID-19 surge.

Breast milk of vaccinated mothers contains antibodies that fight COVID-19

25 Aug 2021

Breast milk of vaccinated mothers contains antibodies that fight COVID-19

The breast milk of lactating mothers who have received the COVID-19 vaccine contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to a study.

Here's how you can book COVID-19 vaccination slots on WhatsApp

24 Aug 2021

Here's how you can book COVID-19 vaccination slots on WhatsApp

In a renewed attempt to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India, the government has now enabled vaccination slot booking via the MyGov Corona Helpdesk service on WhatsApp.

US: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine officially granted full approval by FDA

23 Aug 2021

US: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine officially granted full approval by FDA

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has finally received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday for use in people aged 16 and above in the country.

COVID-19 third wave by October; panel says pediatric facilities inadequate

23 Aug 2021

COVID-19 third wave by October; panel says pediatric facilities inadequate

An expert committee set up on the direction of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said that the third wave of COVID-19 may hit the country by October.

COVID-19 vaccine trials for ages 3-12 soon: Zydus Cadila MD

22 Aug 2021

COVID-19 vaccine trials for ages 3-12 soon: Zydus Cadila MD

After receiving emergency use approval for its COVID-19 vaccine, Zydus Cadila will now submit an application to start vaccine trials for children aged 3-12 years, Managing Director Dr. Sharvil Patel said Saturday.

Here's how you can download your COVID-19 vaccination certificate

21 Aug 2021

Here's how you can download your COVID-19 vaccination certificate

COVID-19 vaccination certificates are fast becoming a mandate for various tasks such as traveling outside the country. They also simplify the hassles of post-pandemic domestic travel. In fact, several private and government offices now require staff to display their certificates.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to get US-FDA's full approval next week

21 Aug 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to get US-FDA's full approval next week

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly set to grant full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine next week, expediting the previous timeline for licensing the vaccine.

Expert panel recommends emergency use authorization for Zydus's three-dose vaccine

20 Aug 2021

Expert panel recommends emergency use authorization for Zydus's three-dose vaccine

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has recommended granting an emergency use authorization (EUA) to ZyCoV-D, the three-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed by Zydus Cadila, on Friday.

Centre prepared to tackle possible COVID-19 third wave: Anurag Thakur

20 Aug 2021

Centre prepared to tackle possible COVID-19 third wave: Anurag Thakur

The Centre is fully ready to tackle a possible third wave of COVID-19 and a provision of Rs. 23,123 has been made for this purpose, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said on Friday.

Intel to give $250 to employees for taking COVID-19 vaccines

19 Aug 2021

Intel to give $250 to employees for taking COVID-19 vaccines

In a bid to encourage COVID-19 vaccination, computer chip-maker Intel on Wednesday announced an incentive of $250 for all its employees for getting vaccinated.

Schools may be closed if COVID-19 situation worsens: UP government

19 Aug 2021

Schools may be closed if COVID-19 situation worsens: UP government

The Uttar Pradesh government, which has decided to open schools for physical classes, on Thursday said the attendance for students will not be compulsory and schools may be closed again if the COVID-19 situation worsens.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines less effective against Delta variant: Oxford study

19 Aug 2021

Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines less effective against Delta variant: Oxford study

COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and AstraZeneca are less effective against the Delta variant of the coronavirus, compared to the Alpha variant, a study led by researchers at the University of Oxford said.

COVID-19 booster shot will be recommended in India: ICMR-NIV chief

19 Aug 2021

COVID-19 booster shot will be recommended in India: ICMR-NIV chief

India will "definitely recommend" booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine in future, Dr. Priya Abraham said in an interview.

COVID-19 vaccine for children likely by September, says ICMR-NIV chief

18 Aug 2021

COVID-19 vaccine for children likely by September, says ICMR-NIV chief

India will likely have a COVID-19 vaccine for children by next month, Dr. Priya Abraham said in an interview.

Coronavirus: India hits record 1-day vaccinations; cases reach 154-day low

17 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India hits record 1-day vaccinations; cases reach 154-day low

As of Tuesday, India has administered nearly 55.5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In the past 24 hours, the country administered a record number of 88.13 lakh vaccine doses.

COVID-19 may become childhood disease in few years: Study

12 Aug 2021

COVID-19 may become childhood disease in few years: Study

COVID-19 may behave like other common-cold coronaviruses in the next few years, affecting mostly young children who haven't yet been vaccinated or exposed to the virus, according to a modeling study published on Thursday.

India's drug regulator approves study on mixing Covishield, COVAXIN jabs

11 Aug 2021

India's drug regulator approves study on mixing Covishield, COVAXIN jabs

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved a proposal to conduct a study on the mixing of Covishield and COVAXIN COVID-19 vaccines.

Mumbai: Stations to issue QR code-based passes for fully-vaccinated citizens

10 Aug 2021

Mumbai: Stations to issue QR code-based passes for fully-vaccinated citizens

Arrangements will be made at 65 railway stations in Mumbai, where quick response or QR code-based passes will be issued to people who have taken both doses of COVID-19 vaccine and wish to travel in suburban local trains, city mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Tuesday.