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'New plant-based COVID-19 vaccine 70% effective against variants'
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'New plant-based COVID-19 vaccine 70% effective against variants'

The vaccine developed by researchers at Canadian biotechnology company Medicago contains coronavirus-like particles (CoVLP) produced in plants which are combined with an adjuvant (ASO3) that helps vaccines work better

FDA restricts Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk
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FDA restricts Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk

In December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Moderna and Pfizer shots over J&J's because of its safety issues.

First dose of Sputnik V to be given as booster to those vaccinated with Russian vaccine, NTAGI recommends
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First dose of Sputnik V to be given as booster to those vaccinated with Russian vaccine, NTAGI recommends

The two doses of Sputnik V vaccine have separate compositions -- the first dose contains a recombinant adenovirus type 26 (rAd26-S) and the second dose a recombinant adenovirus 5 (rAd5-S)

COVID-19: 2,527 new infections push India's tally of cases to 4.3 crore; positivity rate at 0.04%
India

COVID-19: 2,527 new infections push India's tally of cases to 4.3 crore; positivity rate at 0.04%

The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.75 per cent, the health ministry said.

'Longer interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses generates nine times higher antibodies'
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'Longer interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses generates nine times higher antibodies'

The finding by researchers at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) also suggests that eight months after primary infection may be an optimum time to receive the first vaccine in those with prior infection.

Thailand gets India-made COVID vaccines under Quad initiative
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Thailand gets India-made COVID vaccines under Quad initiative

This is the second consignment of vaccines delivered by India under the Quad vaccine partnership, after the inaugural supply to Cambodia on 12 April

COVID-19: India crosses 185 crore vaccination coverage milestone
India

COVID-19: India crosses 185 crore vaccination coverage milestone

A total of 99,04,28,218 doses of first dose and 83,60,22,063 second doses have been administered so far, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

WHO suspends Bharat Biotech's Covaxin supply for UN procurement agencies citing 'deficiencies'
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WHO suspends Bharat Biotech's Covaxin supply for UN procurement agencies citing 'deficiencies'

The international health body, however, maintained that data available on India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine indicated that it was effective and there were no safety concerns

Moderna says its low-dose COVID shots work for kids under six
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Moderna says its low-dose COVID shots work for kids under six

While the study wasn't large enough to detect very rare side effects, Moderna said the small doses were safe and that mild fevers, like those associated with other common pediatric vaccines, were the main reaction

COVID-19: Over 50 lakh youngsters between 12-14 age group inoculated with first dose of vaccine
India

COVID-19: Over 50 lakh youngsters between 12-14 age group inoculated with first dose of vaccine

The government informed that India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 181.89 crore as per provisional reports till 7 am on Wednesday

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals submits Phase 2,3 trial data of India's first mRNA COVID vaccine to DCGI
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Gennova Biopharmaceuticals submits Phase 2,3 trial data of India's first mRNA COVID vaccine to DCGI

The company has also developed an Omicron-specific vaccine which will be tested on humans for efficacy and immunogenicity

DCGI grants restricted EUA to Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax for 12-18 age group
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DCGI grants restricted EUA to Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax for 12-18 age group

This is the third vaccine to have received EUA from the DCGI for the age group of 12-18 years after Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin

US to evaluate Covaxin as COVID-19 vaccine candidate, announces Bharat Biotech
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US to evaluate Covaxin as COVID-19 vaccine candidate, announces Bharat Biotech

The FDA has lifted its clinical hold on Bharat Biotech's Investigational New Drug application (IND) to evaluate the COVID-19 vaccine candidate, BBV152, known as Covaxin outside the United States

Over 70% of youngsters in 15-18 age group got their first dose of COVID vaccine, says Mandaviya
India

Over 70% of youngsters in 15-18 age group got their first dose of COVID vaccine, says Mandaviya

Health ministry data showed over 1.47 crore beneficiaries in the 15 to 18 age group are fully vaccinated

Vaccine protection better maintained against severe COVID-19: Lancet study
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Vaccine protection better maintained against severe COVID-19: Lancet study

The results showed that protection against infection of any severity waned progressively following the peak which occurred a month after the second dose

Intranasal vaccines: What they are, how they can help against COVID-19
India

Intranasal vaccines: What they are, how they can help against COVID-19

Bharat Biotech has received approval for Phase 3 clinical trials of its intranasal coronavirus booster dose from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI)

Each dose of Covishield, Covaxin likely to be capped at Rs 275 after getting regular market approval
India

Each dose of Covishield, Covaxin likely to be capped at Rs 275 after getting regular market approval

As of now, Covaxin is priced at Rs 1,200 per dose while Covishield costs Rs 780 in private facilities, the prices include Rs 150 service charge. Both the vaccines are only authorised for emergency use in the country

Watch: Man climbs tree, another wrestles with health officials in UP to avoid getting COVID-19 vaccine
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Watch: Man climbs tree, another wrestles with health officials in UP to avoid getting COVID-19 vaccine

Reports suggest that Ballia is among the worst-performing districts in the state when it comes to overall rate of vaccination

As India rules out mandatory COVID-19 vaccines, take a look at countries making it compulsory
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As India rules out mandatory COVID-19 vaccines, take a look at countries making it compulsory

The World Health Organization has said in the past that coronavirus vaccine mandates shouldn’t come into force till all other options have been exhausted

From taking COVID-19 vaccine 5 times to administering rabies shots, strange tales from India's immunisation programme
India

From taking COVID-19 vaccine 5 times to administering rabies shots, strange tales from India's immunisation programme

A probe has been ordered in Bihar’s Patna after a woman’s records show that she has been administered the coronavirus vaccine five times