COVID-19 Vaccine

Ex-Pfizer VP's falsely claims 'Covid-19 pandemic is effectively over'

Pfizer last week said that it is seeking emergency approval from US regulators for its Covid-19 vaccine, which has shown 95 percent efficacy in a totality of two data sets.

published on : 28th November 2020

Rural folk hesistant to undergo Covid-19 vaccine trials, say experts

Factors such as education level, fear of outcome affects attitudes; there is time to educate people, officials say

published on : 28th November 2020

Narendra Modi to visit Serum Institute of India in Pune on November 28

The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation has granted permission for manufacture of COVID-19 vaccine for pre-clinical test, examination and analysis to seven firms

published on : 26th November 2020

Step up measures to report vaccine side-effects, Centre tells states 

The communique comes as at least two vaccine makers are planning to apply for emergency use authorisation for the vaccines, developed abroad but planned to be produced in India.

published on : 26th November 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: Envoys from 100 countries to visit Pune on December 4

Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao said there was a possibility that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would also visit Pune.

published on : 25th November 2020

Enhance cold chain capacity for COVID-19 vaccine shots, CMs urged by Modi

In a virtual review meeting, Modi laid special emphasis on eight high burden states, including Haryana, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat and West Bengal.

published on : 25th November 2020

COVID-19: One crore frontline healthcare workers identified to receive vaccine in first phase

Five vaccine candidates are in advanced stages of development in India, out of which four are in Phase II/III and one is in Phase-I/II trials.

published on : 24th November 2020

Oxford vaccine Covishield shows 70% efficacy against Covid-19

The vaccine is likely to be the first Covid-19 vaccine available in India.

published on : 23rd November 2020

COVID-19 vaccine distribution faces logistics, supply chain challenges, says expert

Even immunisation of children had its share of difficulties with many people not vaccinating, he said.

published on : 22nd November 2020

Pfizer seeks emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in US

The action comes days after Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech announced that its vaccine appears 95% effective at preventing mild to severe COVID-19 disease in a large, ongoing study.

published on : 20th November 2020

Almost a million people inoculated with Chinese Covid-19 vaccine: Sinopharm

China has been giving experimental Covid-19 vaccines to people including state employees, international students and essential workers heading abroad since July.

published on : 20th November 2020

Healthcare workers, people aged above 65 will be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccine: Harsh Vardhan

The minister said one can protect oneself from this deadly virus with small precautions like wearing a good quality mask properly, maintaining social distance and taking care of hand-hygiene.

published on : 19th November 2020

Joe Biden says delay in transition to put COVID-19 vaccination plan behind by 'weeks or month'

In a virtual roundtable with healthcare workers on COVID-19, Biden alleged on Wednesday that his transition team has not been receiving any cooperation from the Trump administration.

published on : 19th November 2020

Tamil Nadu preparing database of healthcare workers who will get COVID-19 vaccine on priority

Presently, phase two trials of Covishield, Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine, are ongoing in the state

published on : 16th November 2020

Sitharman announces Rs 900 crore grant for COVID-19 vaccine research

She said the grant does not cover the actual cost of vaccine and distribution expenses, which will be made separately as and when the vaccine is available.

published on : 12th November 2020
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