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Vaxxed to the max: A look at India's COVID vaccination drive that is set to overtake US, Europe and Canada combined
India

Vaxxed to the max: A look at India's COVID vaccination drive that is set to overtake US, Europe and Canada combined

As per official data, a total of 1,96,24,21,213 doses have been administered so far across the country, which is set to cross the combined doses of the United States, Europe and Canada

As COVID-19 cases rise, vaccines play vital role to prevent mass hospitalization, adverse outcomes
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As COVID-19 cases rise, vaccines play vital role to prevent mass hospitalization, adverse outcomes

Vaccines play a crucial role in preventing infection, hospitalizations, and adverse outcomes which cause deaths

In 15-18 years age group, over 80% got first dose of COVID vaccine, says Mandaviya
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In 15-18 years age group, over 80% got first dose of COVID vaccine, says Mandaviya

India began inoculating those in the age group of 15-18 years from 3 January and so far 5.92 crore beneficiaries in this age group have been given the first dose

COVID-19 is not over yet and why vaccination is important for better fighting chance
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COVID-19 is not over yet and why vaccination is important for better fighting chance

Vaccination is a worldwide accepted strategy to encounter the COVID-19 as soon as possible with the vaccines approved by their public health authorities

Bharat Biotech must address WHO's Covaxin supply suspension to avoid EUL cancellation: MEA
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Bharat Biotech must address WHO's Covaxin supply suspension to avoid EUL cancellation: MEA

Following an inspection of the Bharat Biotech premises on 14 March for Covaxin's EUL, WHO announced the suspension of the vaccine's supply owing to deficiencies in good manufacturing practices

What we know about COVID-19 XE variant and how to protect ourselves from it
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What we know about COVID-19 XE variant and how to protect ourselves from it

COVID-19 XE variant: With coronavirus is continuously mutating, the spread of new variants is not surprising

Couple moves Kerala High Court seeking Rs 10 crore compensation alleging daughter's death due to Covishield vaccine
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Couple moves Kerala High Court seeking Rs 10 crore compensation alleging daughter's death due to Covishield vaccine

As per the petition, the 19-year-old postgraduate student began feeling unwell a day after getting the Covishield vaccine and passed away on 12 August, 2021 exactly two weeks after she was administered the vaccine

India's 'warm vaccine' candidate effective against Delta, Omicron COVID-19 variants in mice, says study
India

India's 'warm vaccine' candidate effective against Delta, Omicron COVID-19 variants in mice, says study

The latest study, published recently in the journal Viruses, assessed vaccinated mice sera (blood samples) for efficacy against key coronavirus variants, including Delta and Omicron.

COVID-19: Indian vaccines better than Pfizer, Moderna, says Adar Poonawalla
India

COVID-19: Indian vaccines better than Pfizer, Moderna, says Adar Poonawalla

The COVID-19 vaccines which have been made in India are providing more protection against the disease than mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna, said Adar Poonawalla

COVID-19: Indian vaccines sold in Europe for first time, says Adar Poonawalla; lauds Centre's work during pandemic
India

COVID-19: Indian vaccines sold in Europe for first time, says Adar Poonawalla; lauds Centre's work during pandemic

On 9 April, Poonawalla said in a tweet that SII had decided to revise the price of Covishield vaccine for private hospitals from Rs 600 to Rs 225 per dose

Over 9,500 precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccine given on first day, says Centre
India

Over 9,500 precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccine given on first day, says Centre

India began administering the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine to all aged above 18 years at private vaccination centres on Sunday

Covishield, Covaxin prices for private hospitals reduced to Rs 225 day before booster rollout for above 18 begins
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Covishield, Covaxin prices for private hospitals reduced to Rs 225 day before booster rollout for above 18 begins

While a dose of Serum Institute's Covshield was priced at Rs 600, a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin used to cost Rs 1,200

Reducing gap, second Covishield dose can be given between 8-16 weeks after first dose, says NTAGI
India

Reducing gap, second Covishield dose can be given between 8-16 weeks after first dose, says NTAGI

Presently, the second dose of Covishield is given between 12-16 weeks after the first dose under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy.

COVID-19: PM Modi congratulates citizens as India successfully vaccinates 75% of its adult population
India

COVID-19: PM Modi congratulates citizens as India successfully vaccinates 75% of its adult population

The Union health ministry said more than 164.36 crore vaccines have been provided to states and Union territories and more than 12.43 crore unutilised vaccines are still available with them

How conditional market authorisation to Covishield and Covaxin will change India’s COVID-19 vaccine drive
India

How conditional market authorisation to Covishield and Covaxin will change India’s COVID-19 vaccine drive

Highly-placed sources have said that the conditional market authorisation will now allow the two vaccines to be made available at private hospitals and clinics at pre-decided costs

COVID-19: Regular market approval granted for Covishield, Covaxin for use in adult population
India

COVID-19: Regular market approval granted for Covishield, Covaxin for use in adult population

Under the conditions, the firms shall submit data of ongoing clinical trials and the vaccines to be supplied for programmatic setting besides recording all vaccinations done within the country on the CoWIN platform, the sources said

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

Govt panel recommends market approval for Covaxin, Covishield but with conditions
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Govt panel recommends market approval for Covaxin, Covishield but with conditions

The recommendations will be sent to the Drugs Controller General of India for final approval. Covishield and Covaxin were granted emergency use authorisation on 3 January, 2021

Biological E's Corbevax booster trial to begin soon: 360 participants, 8 centres, 2 groups
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Biological E's Corbevax booster trial to begin soon: 360 participants, 8 centres, 2 groups

The study will capture data – under the primary endpoints – virus neutralising antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 at baseline and again at 28 days post booster dose.

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