Tag: covishield

With domestic manufacturing picking up pace, India unlikely to buy Pfizer, Moderna vaccines for now

India is unlikely to buy and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for now as the domestic manufacturing of anti-coronavirus jabs has picked up pace, sources said with...

Bharat Biotech’s Suchitra Ella says vaccines shouldn’t be a barrier to enter any nation if approved by national regulatory authorities

Vaccines should not become a barrier to enter any nation, Suchitra Ella, Joint managing director, Bharat Biotech said on Tuesday as the UK declared that...

Amarinder Singh meets health minister, seeks increase in COVID-19 vaccines for Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and sought urgent vaccine supplies following which the minister ordered an immediate increase...

Covid: It is expected that all 18-plus beneficiaries will be vaccinated by Dec 2021, says govt

The pace of COVID-19 vaccination across India is amongst the fastest in the world and in view of the evolving nature of the pandemic, it...

Covid vaccine: IISc’s ‘warm’ Covid vaccine effective against all major variants of concern: Study

A heat-tolerant COVID-19 vaccine formulation developed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru has proven effective against all current SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, according...

India in touch with EU members for reciprocal acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines: MEA

India has said it expects other EU countries to accept made in India COVID-19 vaccines and treat people vaccinated in India at par with those...

Won’t accept EU vaccine certificates unless it considers Covishield, Covaxin for Green Passport, says India

As the European Union relaxes travel restrictions under its ‘Green Passport‘ scheme, India has requested the members of the 27-nation grouping to individually consider allowing...

Individual states can accept Covishield vaccine certificates, says EU

The EU on Tuesday sought to clarify about its Digital Covid Certificate and stated that its individual member states will have the option to accept...

Time interval for 2nd Covishield dose for Indian contingent in Tokyo Olympics relaxed: Centre to SC

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the athletes, sportspersons and accompanying staff of the Indian contingent attending the Tokyo Olympics, students undertaking foreign...

Hospitals body on verge of deal with J&J for one-dose vaccine supply from July

The Association of Healthcare Providers (India), a body that represents small and medium hospitals, is close to striking a deal for procuring vaccines from Johnson...

No need to panic on need for immediate change in dosage interval of Covishield: Govt

The government Friday said there is no need to panic on the need for an immediate change in the dosage interval of Covishield vaccine, underlining...

Bring centralised COVID vaccine procurement, allocation policy: Delhi govt to Centre

Amid the shortage of COVID vaccines in several parts of the country, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday wrote to Union Health Minister...

Majority states favour holding Class 12 board exams, to study options proposed by CBSE

(This story originally appeared in on May 23, 2021) At a high-level meeting on Sunday, a majority of the states favoured holding the Class 12...

Finance Ministry: Budget heading for vaccination expenditure does not inhibit Centre from using funds: Finance ministry

The finance ministry on Monday said provisioning Rs 35,000 crore-expenditure for vaccines in the Union Budget for FY22 under the title ‘Transfers to States’ does...

India’s struggle to track new Covid variants could worsen crisis | India News

NEW DELHI: The good news is that the vaccines work against a new virus strain circulating in India that’s spread to several other countries. The...

Vaccination: Centre says 122 crore doses needed to inoculate 59 crore people in 18-45 age group | India News

People sit in an observation area after getting inoculated with a dose of Covishield vaccine in Mumbai (AFP) NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the...

Will return to India in a few days, says Serum Institute’s Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has said he will return to India from London in a few days. Poonawalla made the announcement soon...

Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla: Will return to India in a few days | India News

MUMBAI: Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has said he will return to India from London in a few days. Poonawalla made the announcement...

5 vaccine fixes India must find to prepare itself for next Covid wave

The policy decision to include the 18-44 age group for Covid-19 vaccinations has resulted in a nearly three-fold increase in the target population (from 330...

Adar Poonawalla: ‘Everything falls on my shoulders’: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla on vaccine pressure in India

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday spoke out about the pressures he was under over the production of COVID-19 vaccines to meet...

View: Express vaccination is our saviour

India is reeling under the second wave of the pandemic. On April 25, 2021, we reported over 3.5 lakh cases of fresh infections from the...

Civil society petition in SC for compulsory licence for vaccine, key Covid drugs

Civil society organisation Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (Mumbai) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to issue compulsory licenses for...

South awaits vaccine supply timelines to fix launch dates

Five major southern states will be able to kick off the vaccination campaign for people in the 18-44 year age group only after a week...

Inoculation 3.0: South waiting for supply timeline from vaccine makers before committing to launch date

Five major southern states will be able to kick-off the vaccination campaign for people in the 18-44 year age group only after a week or...

US should grant India special waiver from DPA for vaccine raw materials

The United States ought to consider granting India a special exemption or waiver from the imposition of its Defence Production Act (DPA) on raw materials...