Coronavirus Vaccine

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Participant falls ill, Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial

13 Oct 2020

Participant falls ill, Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial

Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has temporarily paused its coronavirus vaccine trial after a volunteer got sick, reports said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

14 Sep 2020

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), that has taken up the mammoth task of mass-producing the vaccine for novel coronavirus, asserted that the vaccine will not be available for the entire world before the end of 2024.

Sputnik V: Russia starts public distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

08 Sep 2020

Sputnik V: Russia starts public distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

In a major move, Russia has started the public distribution process of its 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine.

#VaccineTracker: Early COVID-19 vaccine results expected by September 15

04 Sep 2020

#VaccineTracker: Early COVID-19 vaccine results expected by September 15

As the COVID-19 crisis is deteriorating with every passing day, all the hopes are pinned on the development of a safe and effective vaccine.

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

02 Sep 2020

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

The United States, the worst-affected country in the pandemic, on Tuesday said it won't be participating in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccine because it is led by World Health Organization (WHO).

Indian government starts talks to procure COVID-19 vaccine: Details here

18 Aug 2020

Indian government starts talks to procure COVID-19 vaccine: Details here

Amid surging COVID-19 cases and questions over the peak for India, the government has started working towards procuring a vaccine.

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine goes into mid-stage human trials: Details here

17 Aug 2020

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine goes into mid-stage human trials: Details here

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to explode around the world, drug companies from different companies are racing to get a safe preventive vaccine ready.

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

09 Aug 2020

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.

India's Serum Institute signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with America's Novavax

06 Aug 2020

India's Serum Institute signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with America's Novavax

Serum Institute of India (SII) is set to source the COVID-19 vaccine developed by American biotech company Novavax.

Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine found safe, going into Phase-2 trial

05 Aug 2020

Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine found safe, going into Phase-2 trial

Indian drug company Zydus Cadila has completed early-stage human trials with its indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

27 Jul 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

In a major development, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by biotech giant Moderna Therapeutics has gone into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.

Coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021? Adar Poonawalla hopeful

22 Jul 2020

Coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021? Adar Poonawalla hopeful

Adar Poonawalla, the chief of Serum Institute of India (SII), is hoping that vaccine to fight coronavirus will be available in India by the first quarter of 2021.

Confirmed! Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine generates immune response, no major side-effects

20 Jul 2020

Confirmed! Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine generates immune response, no major side-effects

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University has been confirmed to be safe and effective.

You can enroll for AIIMS's COVID-19 vaccine trials: Here's how

19 Jul 2020

You can enroll for AIIMS's COVID-19 vaccine trials: Here's how

India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, is set to go into human trials at AIIMS Delhi.

#GoodNews: Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine may be available by September-end

17 Jul 2020

#GoodNews: Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine may be available by September-end

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University in partnership with AstraZeneca generates an immune response against the infection in humans, The Telegraph reports.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

15 Jul 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

Moderna Therapeutics has come a long way with its candidate vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

03 Jul 2020

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced its plan to launch a COVID-19 vaccine for public use by August 15.

China's Sinovac gets positive results in COVID-19 vaccine trials

15 Jun 2020

China's Sinovac gets positive results in COVID-19 vaccine trials

China's Sinovac Biotech has announced "positive" results from the clinical trials of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: When will it be available?

09 Jun 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: When will it be available?

In the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, Moderna Therapeutics is seen as one of the fastest-moving players.

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

07 Jun 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

With a sporadic increase in the number of cases and deaths, COVID-19 is growing beyond control in India.

Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away

22 May 2020

Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away

In a matter of months, a never-seen-before coronavirus originating from China has turned the whole world upside down.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine shows 'positive' results in human trials

18 May 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine shows 'positive' results in human trials

Moderna Therapeutics, one of the select few companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine, has revealed positive results from early-stage trials of its formula.

Chinese scientists just isolated antibodies that can 'block' coronavirus

14 May 2020

Chinese scientists just isolated antibodies that can 'block' coronavirus

A team of Chinese scientists claims to have isolated a pair of antibodies that could 'block' the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA nod for phase 2 trial

08 May 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA nod for phase 2 trial

Moderna Therapeutics, one of the select few companies trialing a COVID-19 vaccine, has received US Food and Drug Administration's approval to move into the second phase of the tests.

COVID-19 vaccine not guaranteed, says leading world health expert

19 Apr 2020

COVID-19 vaccine not guaranteed, says leading world health expert

With more than 160,000 deaths and 2.3 million infected cases globally, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world.

Johnson & Johnson: COVID-19's vaccine will be ready by 2021

31 Mar 2020

Johnson & Johnson: COVID-19's vaccine will be ready by 2021

American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it has selected the lead vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Bill Gates backs 'shut down' to combat COVID-19 outbreak

19 Mar 2020

Bill Gates backs 'shut down' to combat COVID-19 outbreak

As the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, Bill Gates is urging the public 'stay calm'.

US begins human trials of coronavirus vaccine: Details here

17 Mar 2020

US begins human trials of coronavirus vaccine: Details here

The United States has initiated clinical human trials of the first experimental vaccine to protect against the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.