COVID 19 vaccines

14 states reporting spike in Covid-19 cases asked to be on alert by Centre

In a virtual review meeting, the low level of Covid-19 testing was highlighted as also the drop in RTPCR share. 

published on : 28th June 2022

NTAGI sub panel recommends reducing Covid booster dose gap to six months

The panel members found a lack of uniformity in results upon mixing of jabs for booster shots and stated that no recommendation for it can be made as of now.

published on : 16th June 2022

Indian Council of Medical Research sets rules for using drones in healthcare

The guide that adheres to the new Drone Rules 2021 will help avoid confusion as the usage of drones is new in the healthcare system.

published on : 2nd June 2022

Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech cut COVID vaccine prices for private hospitals to Rs 225

The Union Health Ministry on Friday announced that those above the age of 18 years who have completed nine months after the administration of the second dose will be eligible for the precaution dose.

published on : 9th April 2022

Biological E Ltd to get mRNA technology from WHO to produce COVID-19 vaccines

A press release from BE Limited said the WHO's Advisory Committee on Vaccine Product Development (ACPDV) selected the firm after examining a number of proposals from India.

published on : 4th April 2022

Decision on mixing and matching of booster dose of Covid vaccines will be based on science: Government

On the Corbevax vaccine, VK Paul said it will find a way into the national vaccination programme as an order has been placed and delivered for a certain quantity.

published on : 3rd March 2022

Sputnik V Covid vaccine shows higher Omicron-specific antibodies than Pfizer: Study

The joint Russian-Italian study compared the blood serum samples of people taken three to six months after the second dose of the two vaccines.

published on : 21st January 2022

Serum Institute's Covovax vaccine gets WHO emergency use nod, Poonawalla hails decision

The World Health Organization listed the Covovax as the ninth COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use with an aim to increase the access to vaccination in lower-income countries.

published on : 17th December 2021

Africa states might miss 70 per cent Covid vaccination goal until late 2024, says WHO

The warning comes as the world faces a new surge in cases driven by the highly infectious omicron variant.

published on : 14th December 2021

Omicron infection depends on immunity level, not vaccine taken

Experts say all jabs blunt severity of virus, time to return to healthy lifestyle 

published on : 10th December 2021

Booster dose of six Covid vaccines safe, increases immunity: Lancet study

The vaccines studied were AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Novavax, Janssen, Moderna, Valneva, and Curevac.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Pfizer seeks US approval for Covid boosters for ages 16-17 amid Omicron concerns

Experts are concerned that the pattern of mutations detected on the Omicron variant will mean that the protection generated by the current generation of vaccines may take a partial hit.

published on : 1st December 2021

Australian Open chief to Djokovic: no vaccine proof, no play

The Victoria state government's no-vaccine, no-play edict means that the Australian Open will become the first Grand Slam tournament to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for the players.

published on : 20th November 2021

COVID-19 vaccine for children expected in Karnataka next week; state achieves 89% coverage in first dose

Karnataka has already administered about 6.75 crore vaccine doses and the state has now streamlined the entire process, says the health minister.

published on : 9th November 2021

G-20 opens with call for more vaccines for poor countries

The call for more collective help for low-income countries sounded a theme running through the summit, which faces a global economy recovering at different speeds.

published on : 30th October 2021

G-20 opens with call for more vaccines for poor countries

Host leader, Itlay Prime Minister Mario Draghi opened the forum with a sharp call for redoubled efforts to get vaccines to the world's least-prosperous countries.

published on : 30th October 2021

India committed to supplying COVID vaccines to other nations; exports to begin by year end

The official, however, added that the supply of vaccines to other nations will have to be balanced against the country's vaccination program.

published on : 26th October 2021

Vaccines - Not So Cool!

In India, it is not so cool. Reference is to the acute shortage of a cold chain for an effective COVID vaccination drive in India.

published on : 8th October 2021