Coronavirus vaccine

Covishield produced more antibodies than Covaxin, says preliminary study

The study involved those healthcare workers who have been administered either of the two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, and are with or without past history of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

published on : 7th June 2021

US hospital sued for asking staffers to get mandatory vaccine shots

The plaintiffs filed suit against Houston Methodist Hospital Friday, the latest group of workers to challenge mandatory inoculations at essential workplaces.

published on : 30th May 2021

Rajasthan may move SC if Centre doesn't invite global tender for Covid vaccines

Global tenders were issued by the state government in which nine companies participated including vendors of an Indian vaccine manufacturer.

published on : 27th May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine inequality in India sends many falling through gaps

The main way is to register for vaccine slot through a government website. But it is in English — a language nearly 90% of Indians can't speak, read or write.

published on : 26th May 2021

Karnataka receives 3 lakh Covishield vaccines from Centre

The state government has placed an order of 3 crore vaccines comprising two crore Covishield and one crore Covaxin.

published on : 25th May 2021

Congress terms govt’s ‘buy the dose’ step cynical

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said vaccination is the key to controlling the pandemic, but the government of India does not seem to care about it.

published on : 25th May 2021

Researcher dies of Covid-19 in Karnataka after getting two doses of vaccine

On April 8, Dr NS Murthy developed symptoms of diarrhoea and weakness and was admitted to MS Ramaiah Hospital on April 15. 

published on : 24th May 2021

Jagan writes to PM, asks Centre to stop covid vaccines supply to private hospitals

The Andhra CM also pointed out that private hospitals were charging as high as Rs 2,000-25,000 for each vaccine dose from people due to the flexibility offered to them to fix the price.

published on : 22nd May 2021

States to be given 5.86 crore free vaccine doses till June 15

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said the Centre will provide a total of 5.86 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses to states and UTs free of cost from May 1 to June 15.

published on : 20th May 2021

Allow states to get own app for vaccination, Kejriwal urges Centre

In his letter to Harsh Vardhan, CM also urges to actively monitor private coronavirus vaccine manufacturers

published on : 10th May 2021

People under 40-years of age to get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine alternative in UK 

While the JCVI reiterates that the benefits from the vaccine continue to outweigh the risks, younger age groups are believed at a higher risk from the rare blood clots.

published on : 7th May 2021

US backing for vaccine patent waiver a game changer in India's Covid fight?

Experts in India while welcoming the move also said that this development should be seen with caution.

published on : 6th May 2021

WHO approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The mRNA vaccine from the US manufacturer joins vaccines from AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson in receiving the WHO's emergency use listing.

published on : 1st May 2021

Pfizer-BioTech seek vaccine approval for children

The two companies said their submission to the European Medicines Agency was based on an advanced study in more than 2,000 adolescents that showed the vaccine to be safe and effective.

published on : 30th April 2021

EU agency says blood clot 'very rare' side effect of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Europe's Johnson & Johnson campaign was delayed after US health regulators said the shot should be paused over blood clot fears. 

published on : 25th April 2021
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