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AstraZeneca vaccine has higher efficacy against COVID-19 with a three-month gap between doses, says Oxford study
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AstraZeneca vaccine has higher efficacy against COVID-19 with a three-month gap between doses, says Oxford study

The study, published in The Lancet, suggests that the interval between doses can be safely extended to three months than a six-week gap as the first dose can offer up to 76 percent protection during that period

WHO clears AstraZeneca's COVID-19 jab for emergency use; world body to begin delivery of millions of doses
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WHO clears AstraZeneca's COVID-19 jab for emergency use; world body to begin delivery of millions of doses

WHO's green light for the AstraZeneca vaccine is only the second one the UN health agency has issued after approving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in December

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may reduce virus transmission, shows Oxford's preliminary study
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AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may reduce virus transmission, shows Oxford's preliminary study

The study sought to examine whether someone inoculated could still acquire the virus without getting sick and spread it to others

Doubts over efficacy of AstraZeneca's COVID jab rise as South Africa suspends inoculation programme
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Doubts over efficacy of AstraZeneca's COVID jab rise as South Africa suspends inoculation programme

Several European countries have already restricted the use of the vaccine developed by Oxford to younger adults only, despite approval from the EU medicines agency for all ages

Over 160 L COVID-19 vaccine doses procured so far, but beneficiaries below target due to hesitancy, govt tells LS
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Over 160 L COVID-19 vaccine doses procured so far, but beneficiaries below target due to hesitancy, govt tells LS

Giving out the details of the number of vaccines already procured by the government, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey said the total cost of procurement of above mentioned doses of vaccines is Rs 350.25 crore

Single dose of Oxford vaccine can cut COVID-19 transmission risk by 67 percent, study indicates
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Single dose of Oxford vaccine can cut COVID-19 transmission risk by 67 percent, study indicates

Multiple countries have advised against administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to the elderly population.

France's health advisory body recommends giving AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine only to people under 65
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France's health advisory body recommends giving AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine only to people under 65

The French guidance differs from that given by the European Medicines Agency, which authorized AstraZeneca's vaccine for use in all adults throughout the European Union

Germany threatens legal action as tensions rise between EU and AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine delays
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Germany threatens legal action as tensions rise between EU and AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine delays

AstraZeneca has said that for now it can only deliver a quarter of the doses originally promised to the EU for the first quarter of the year because of issues at one of its European factories

Pune court rejects plea to stop 'Covishield' trademark use by Serum Institute of India
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Pune court rejects plea to stop 'Covishield' trademark use by Serum Institute of India

While the court order was not available immediately, the lawyer of Cutis-Biotech, which had filed the suit, said it would file an appeal in the Bombay High Court

Split doses, delay second shot, inject into skin; in crises, vaccines can be 'stretched': Experts
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Split doses, delay second shot, inject into skin; in crises, vaccines can be 'stretched': Experts

There is hard evidence that fractional doses and delayed doses have worked when doctors have tried them out of desperation.

COVID-19 vaccine effective in elderly says AstraZeneca after German govt doubts efficacy
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COVID-19 vaccine effective in elderly says AstraZeneca after German govt doubts efficacy

Earlier reports said that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine efficacy is as low as eight percent in adults over 65 years.

Centre orders 11 mn doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from SII at Rs 210 each
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Centre orders 11 mn doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from SII at Rs 210 each

Doses of the vaccine, Covishield, will initially be shipped to 60 consignee points and will then be distributed to various vaccination centres across India

Centre buys 11 mn doses of Covishield; Narendra Modi calls COVID-19 vaccines made in India 'most cost-effective'
India

Centre buys 11 mn doses of Covishield; Narendra Modi calls COVID-19 vaccines made in India 'most cost-effective'

The country also recorded the lowest daily spike in cases and deaths in nearly eight months, the Union health ministry said on Monday

Coronavirus News Updates: Bharat Biotech says Bhopal volunteer who died 10 days after trial jab was 'healthy' in follow-ups
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Coronavirus News Updates: Bharat Biotech says Bhopal volunteer who died 10 days after trial jab was 'healthy' in follow-ups

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: A 42-year-old volunteer from Bhopal died nearly ten days after he participated in the clinical trial for Covaxin; poisoning is suspected but officials said that the exact cause of the death will be known after viscera test

Coronavirus News Updates: UK approves Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, pre-orders 7 mn doses
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Coronavirus News Updates: UK approves Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, pre-orders 7 mn doses

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: In trials with more than 30,000, the Moderna vaccine offered nearly 95 percent protection from severe COVID-19

'I don't trust them': Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bans import of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Iran
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'I don't trust them': Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bans import of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Iran

Khamenei’s statement reflects decades of tense relations between Iran and the West which have not abated in the waning days of Donald Trump’s presidency

Coronavirus News Updates: Three more in Maharashtra test positive for UK COVID-19 strain, state's tally now 11
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Coronavirus News Updates: Three more in Maharashtra test positive for UK COVID-19 strain, state's tally now 11

Coronavirus News Updates: A state health official said the three new patients are from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation area near Pune city. All 11 patients are asymptomatic, he added

Coronavirus News Updates: Delhi's tally of patients with new COVID-19 strain rises to 9; no UK variant in Mizoram, says health minister
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Coronavirus News Updates: Delhi's tally of patients with new COVID-19 strain rises to 9; no UK variant in Mizoram, says health minister

Coronavirus News Updates: Mizoram health minister Dr R Lalthangliana said seven state residents have so far returned from the United Kingdom and all of them tested negative for the mutant coronavirus as well as COVID-19

Coronavirus News Updates: Centre should bear cost of COVID-19 vaccine for the poor, says Rajesh Tope
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Coronavirus News Updates: Centre should bear cost of COVID-19 vaccine for the poor, says Rajesh Tope

Coronavirus News Updates: The Maharashtra health minister said two doses (of a COVID-19 vaccine) will cost Rs 500 and the state government will take "appropriate" steps if the Centre doesn't take steps regarding its expectation

All Indian vaccines being developed for storage at 2-8 degree Celsius, says DBT Secy
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All Indian vaccines being developed for storage at 2-8 degree Celsius, says DBT Secy

Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna which requires a minus 70 degree Celsius (cold) chain, most Indian vaccine candidates have been designed to work at storage temperatures of 2-8 degrees Celsius due to logistical issues