Wed, Aug 17, 2022
On July 15, the government launched a 75-day special drive to administer precaution doses to all aged 18 years and above at government vaccination centres free of cost.
Tue, Apr 12, 2022
India recorded 796 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,36,928, while the active cases dipped to 10,889, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
Mon, Apr 11, 2022
- Vaccine majors Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech on Saturday said they have decided to cut prices of the precaution dose of their respective COVID-19 vaccines to Rs 225 per shot for private hospitals after discussion with the government.
Fri, Apr 08, 2022
The government on Friday announced that the precaution dose will be available for the 18+ population from April 10 at private vaccination centres.
Sat, Feb 19, 2022
Moderna and Pfizer's vaccine were seeing India as a big market.
Fri, Jan 07, 2022
"Paracetamol is not recommended as prophylaxis, before and after any Covid vaccination as we don`t know how it alters the immune response of the vaccine," said Dr Akshay Budhraja of Aakash Healthcare says
Mon, Jan 03, 2022
With the launch of COVID-19 vaccination for youngsters from Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India has taken an important step in protecting its youth population against the disease
teenagers, many wearing their uniforms, queued at schools and health centres across the country as health workers injected them with Bharat Biotech`s Covaxin - the only COVID-19 vaccine so far approved by India for those below 18 years
The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) had earlier approved extension of shelf life of Covaxin and Covishield vaccines to 12 months and 9 months, respectively
Thu, Dec 23, 2021
According to a study published in The Lancet journal, the effect of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine starts decreasing after three months. For more information know the opinion of Dr. Manor Kumar, Senior Consultant, Max Hospital.
Tue, Dec 14, 2021
A team of researchers has launched the trial of a new needle-free Covid-19 vaccine that aims to protect against future variants of the infectious virus.
The current vaccine production capacity of Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, is approximately 250-275 million doses per month while it is about 50-60 million doses per month for Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
Fri, Dec 10, 2021
The World Health Organization's Emergency Use Listing (EUL) assists interested UN procurement agencies, member states and countries in determining acceptability of using specific vaccines, based on an essential set of available data on quality, safety, efficacy and performance, Pawar said in a written reply.
Tue, Dec 07, 2021
India has supplied over 723 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 94 countries and two UN entities since the start of the Vaccine Maitri Programme in January this year, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
Bureau of Outreach and Communication in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was issued Rs 25 lakh for displaying banners and hoardings at prominent locations on India achieving the landmark of 100 crore vaccination, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
Sun, Dec 05, 2021
The Union Territory of Puducherry has made it mandatory for all persons to get the COVID-19 vaccine with an aim to achieve cent per cent coverage and said those skipping it would face penal action under law.
Fri, Dec 03, 2021
Top Indian genome scientists have recommended a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines for those above 40 years with preference to high-risk and high-exposure population.
Thu, Dec 02, 2021
Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D will initially be used in seven states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, which have been recommended to identify the districts with a high number of of beneficiaries who have not received a single dose of a Covid vaccine for its introduction.
Tue, Nov 30, 2021
Drugmaker Moderna’s CEO set off fresh alarm bells in financial markets on Tuesday after he warned that COVID-19 vaccines were unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant as they have been against the Delta version.
Sun, Oct 17, 2021
India recorded 14,146 COVID-19 cases in a day, taking the infection tally to 3,40,67,719 while 144 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,52,124. India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 97.65 crore as per provisional reports till 7 am on Sunday.
Sat, Oct 16, 2021
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that it will accept mixed-dose coronavirus vaccines from international travelers. The vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use, as well as those authorized by the WHO, will be accepted for entry into the United States, including the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Sat, Oct 02, 2021
India reported 24,354 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 18, 2021
The decision late Friday came after members of the FDA`s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted against advising the agency to approve boosters for anyone 16 and older after hours of debate, reports Xinhua news agency.
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