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Precautionary doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be available for all adults from 10 April, says Centre
India

Precautionary doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be available for all adults from 10 April, says Centre

The vaccination will begin on 10 April at private centres. Earlier the government had started these booster shots for those above 60 and healthcare workers.

Guidelines on Covaxin for under 18 don't mention EUL by WHO: Health Ministry
India

Guidelines on Covaxin for under 18 don't mention EUL by WHO: Health Ministry

Such reports are highly ill-informed, misleading and far from the truth, it said in a statement.

Omicron: You may forget the COVID-19 variant but here's why your T-cells won't
India

Omicron: You may forget the COVID-19 variant but here's why your T-cells won't

The view that the immune system — prepped via either recovery from infection, or vaccination — can tackle the new variant has found support in a South African study that credits T-cells with putting up a robust defence against Omicron

Will ramp up production capacity as new Indian vaccines come on stream, says India at United Nations
India

Will ramp up production capacity as new Indian vaccines come on stream, says India at United Nations

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti on Friday said that India has provided medical-related assistance and subsequently, vaccines to numerous countries all over the world

COVID-19 vaccines for children will arrive 'very soon', says Mansukh Mandaviya
India

COVID-19 vaccines for children will arrive 'very soon', says Mansukh Mandaviya

AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria recently said data of phase two and three trials of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin on 2 to 18 years age group is expected by September

Kerala, West Bengal report negative wastage of COVID-19 vaccines in May, Jharkhand has highest, says govt data
India

Kerala, West Bengal report negative wastage of COVID-19 vaccines in May, Jharkhand has highest, says govt data

Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra reported 7.08%, 3.95%, 3.91%, 3.78% 3.63% and 3.59% respectively

Delta variant of COVID-19 can infect despite Covishield, Covaxin doses, claims preliminary AIIMS study
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Delta variant of COVID-19 can infect despite Covishield, Covaxin doses, claims preliminary AIIMS study

The study included 63 people who got breakthrough infections; of which 36 patients received two doses, while 27 had received one dose of vaccine

WTO members agree to intensify talks on patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments
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WTO members agree to intensify talks on patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

Since October, the WTO has faced calls led by India and South Africa to ease patents, in what proponents argue will boost production in developing countries of vaccines, treatments needed to battle COVID-19

Covishield produced more antibodies than Covaxin, finds preliminary study
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Covishield produced more antibodies than Covaxin, finds preliminary study

The study, which is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed, should not be used to guide clinical practice. However, it claimed that seropositivity rates to anti-spike antibodies were significantly higher in Covishield recipients

Serum Institute of India gets DCGI's nod to manufacture Sputnik V in India for test, analysis
India

Serum Institute of India gets DCGI's nod to manufacture Sputnik V in India for test, analysis

The Pune-based firm has collaborated with Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow for developing Sputnik V at its licensed Hadapsar facility

Narendra Modi speaks to Kamala Harris, appreciates US assurance for COVID-19 vaccine supply to India
India

Narendra Modi speaks to Kamala Harris, appreciates US assurance for COVID-19 vaccine supply to India

The US vice-president conveyed that the United States will begin sharing vaccines with India, along with other countries by the end of June

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre's COVID-19 vaccine strategy, blames PM's 'theatrics' for second wave
India

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre's COVID-19 vaccine strategy, blames PM's 'theatrics' for second wave

Addressing an online press conference, the Congress leader said that it's time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be a leader and show that he can organise vaccines for everyone

Never exported COVID-19 vaccines at the cost of people in India, says Serum Institute
India

Never exported COVID-19 vaccines at the cost of people in India, says Serum Institute

The company in a statement said that it was committed to doing "everything possible" to support the vaccination drive in the country

Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson vaccines effective against B1617 variant of COVID-19, says top US health official
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Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson vaccines effective against B1617 variant of COVID-19, says top US health official

"The data is coming in, and it looks very encouraging that the US-approved vaccines do have effectiveness against this variant called B1617," Dr Francis Collins, Director of the National Institute of Science said

‘Disheartening’, says Bharat Biotech as state govts question company's intentions with Covaxin supply
India

‘Disheartening’, says Bharat Biotech as state govts question company's intentions with Covaxin supply

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had earlier alleged that Bharat Biotech had informed the state government that it cannot provide "additional" Covaxin doses to the National Capital

Joe Biden sets new COVID-19 vaccination goal, aims to inoculate 70% of US adults by 4 July
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Joe Biden sets new COVID-19 vaccination goal, aims to inoculate 70% of US adults by 4 July

Already more than 56 percent of American adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and nearly 105 million are fully vaccinated

Not possible to ramp up production overnight, says SII's Adar Poonawalla as pressure to supply COVID-19 vaccine builds
India

Not possible to ramp up production overnight, says SII's Adar Poonawalla as pressure to supply COVID-19 vaccine builds

His comments come hours after the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare earlier on Monday rebuffed media reports alleging that the Centre has not placed fresh orders for COVID-19 vaccines

Mann ki Baat: Second COVID-19 wave has shaken India, says Narendra Modi, urges people to get vaccinated
India

Mann ki Baat: Second COVID-19 wave has shaken India, says Narendra Modi, urges people to get vaccinated

The prime minister in his monthly radio address stressed the need to follow COVID-19 protocols and cautioned citizens against rumours about coronavirus vaccines

US evasive on allowing export of critical COVID-19 vaccine raw materials to India
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US evasive on allowing export of critical COVID-19 vaccine raw materials to India

The White House said that it would be difficult to export the critical raw materials mainly due to an Act that forces American companies to prioritise domestic consumption

Manmohan Singh pens letter to Narendra Modi on COVID-19 crisis, suggests five measures to tackle pandemic
India

Manmohan Singh pens letter to Narendra Modi on COVID-19 crisis, suggests five measures to tackle pandemic

One of the key suggestions that Singh gave in his letter was that the government should indicate how this expected to supply will be distributed across states based on a transparent formula