Coronavirus Vaccine

Cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in India cross 137 crore: Health ministry

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.

published on : 18th December 2021

Omicron threat: Ashok Gehlot asks Centre to take decision on Covid vaccine booster dose

Ashok Gehlot said administering the booster dose and the vaccination of children has started in many countries and the central government should also take a decision in this regard.

published on : 16th December 2021

Har Ghar Dastak vaccination drive gains 7 per cent rise in second dose coverage

At the review meeting, states shared their experiences of expanding the coverage in remote areas.

published on : 2nd December 2021

European Union authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids aged between 5-11

It is the first time the European Medicines Agency has cleared a COVID-19 vaccine for use in young children.

published on : 25th November 2021

Man sentenced for sending bomb hoax to UK COVID vaccine plant

A man who sent a bomb hoax to a U.K. coronavirus vaccine factory and similar parcels elsewhere was sentenced to more than two years in prison.

published on : 24th November 2021

European Union says exports of COVID-19 vaccines now top 1 billion mark 

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations, making the 27-member bloc the largest exporter of the vaccines in the world.

published on : 18th 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

UK to give 1 million Covid vaccine doses to South Korea in shot swap

Officials add the doses swapped with South Korea are not part of Britain’s commitment to send 100 million vaccines overseas.

published on : 22nd September 2021

India records 42,618 Covid cases, 330 deaths in a day; weekly positivity rate 2.63 per cent

The number of active cases now comprise 1.23 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.43 per cent, the Health ministry said.

published on : 4th September 2021

DCGI gives nod for phase 2/3 trials of Biological E's Covid vaccine on those aged between 5 & 18

So far only Zydus Cadila's needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D has received Emergency Use Authorisation to be administered in the age group of under 18 years in the country.

published on : 1st September 2021

Taiwan's president receives domestically developed vaccine

The two-dose Medigen protein subunit vaccine uses a piece of the coronavirus to teach the body to mount an immune response.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Two more vaccines line up for regulatory nod

India’s pool of Covid-19 vaccines is set to receive a shot in the arm with two more approaching the apex drug regulator for approval. 

published on : 7th August 2021

Hopeful of launching Covovax for adults in October this year, for children in Q1-2022: Serum CEO

Covovax will be a two-dose vaccine and the price will be decided at the time of launch, he added.

published on : 6th August 2021

Decision on TRIPS waiver proposal absolutely crucial in these trying times: India

TRIPS is a multilateral agreement on intellectual property (IP) rights such as copyright, industrial designs, patents and protection of undisclosed information or trade secrets.

published on : 4th August 2021

Hospital worker gets first coronavirus vaccine dose in Goa

The vaccination drive began in the morning at seven different centres, including two private hospitals, in the state.

published on : 16th January 2021
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