COVID-19 Vaccine: News

12 May 2022

North Korea

North Korea confirms first COVID-19 case ever, imposes nationwide lockdown

Confirming its first COVID-19 case on Thursday, North Korea ordered a nationwide lockdown calling it the "gravest national emergency."

27 Apr 2022


COVID-19: India logs 2,927 new cases; 32 more deaths

India on Wednesday reported nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 500 cases from the previous day.

DCGI clears COVAXIN, Corbevax for children aged 6-12, 5-12 years

In a significant move, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Tuesday cleared two COVID-19 vaccines for use in children aged between five and 12 years.

21 Mar 2022


Government considering COVID-19 booster dose for all adults: Report

The Modi government is considering making COVID-19 booster vaccine doses available to all adults, a Reuters report claimed, citing sources aware of the matter.

16 Mar 2022


COVID-19 vaccination for 12-14 years begins; here's how to register

India on Wednesday started vaccination of children aged 12 to 14 years as it expands its COVID-19 vaccination coverage.

14 Mar 2022


COVID-19 vaccination for 12-14-year-olds to start from Wednesday: Details here

In a major boost to India's COVID-19 vaccination efforts, India will start administering the vaccine against the novel coronavirus to children aged between 12 and 14 years from Wednesday.

09 Feb 2022

Union Health Ministry

COVID-19 oral vaccine's clinical trial to begin in India soon

Vaxart, a United States-based biotechnology company, is set to begin the second phase of clinical trial for its oral COVID-19 vaccine in India, according to a report by News18.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

02 Dec 2021

Union Health Ministry

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.

01 Dec 2021

Zydus Cadila

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.

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.

22 Nov 2021

Mansukh Mandaviya

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.

18 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

15 Nov 2021

Union Health Ministry

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.

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.

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.

03 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

03 Nov 2021

Johnson & Johnson

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.

01 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

24 Oct 2021

Union Health Ministry

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.

22 Oct 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

12 Oct 2021

Health & Wellness

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.

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.

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

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

04 Oct 2021

Union Health Ministry

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.

04 Oct 2021

Zydus Cadila

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

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.

25 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

23 Sep 2021

VK Paul

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.

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.

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.

22 Sep 2021

S Jaishankar

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

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.