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Novavax vaccine leaves Covishield, Covaxin way behind with 90.4% overall efficacy
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Novavax vaccine leaves Covishield, Covaxin way behind with 90.4% overall efficacy

Likely to be priced at Rs 1,114 per dose in India, Novavax vaccine will be a two-dose jab like the other vaccines

Vaccine passports key to revive travel but removing inconsistencies essential for global acceptance
India

Vaccine passports key to revive travel but removing inconsistencies essential for global acceptance

The idea behind these vaccination passports has emanated from governments around the globe trying to protect citizens from another outbreak while balancing the need for connectivity and commerce

Russia only country in world ready to transfer anti-COVID vaccine technology, says Vladimir Putin
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Russia only country in world ready to transfer anti-COVID vaccine technology, says Vladimir Putin

The Russian president made the remarks during a virtual interaction with senior editors of international news agencies and rejected concerns over Sputnik V's efficacy

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

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra government to assure requisite security for Adar Poonawalla
India

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra government to assure requisite security for Adar Poonawalla

The SII CEO recently went to London after he claimed to have received threats from ‘powerful people’ seeking vaccine doses on priority

COVID-19 situation 'stabilising' claims Centre even as daily cases rise; TN, Mizoram, JK extend lockdown
India

COVID-19 situation 'stabilising' claims Centre even as daily cases rise; TN, Mizoram, JK extend lockdown

The situation of vaccination seemed grim in Delhi, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stating that the inoculation drive for people between the ages of 18-45 will be shut due to a paucity of doses

Centre widened COVID-19 vaccination drive without considering stock, says Serum Institute
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Centre widened COVID-19 vaccination drive without considering stock, says Serum Institute

The vaccine manufacturer's executive director Suresh Jadhav said that the Centre opened the drive for ages 45 and above "knowing well that so much vaccine is not available"

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

WHO reminds Serum Insititute of COVAX commitments amid soaring demand in India
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WHO reminds Serum Insititute of COVAX commitments amid soaring demand in India

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there is already a shortfall of 190 million doses to COVAX by the end of June

COVID-19 vaccine shortages hit Kashmir Valley but inoculation drive on track in BJP-dominated plains
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COVID-19 vaccine shortages hit Kashmir Valley but inoculation drive on track in BJP-dominated plains

In Kashmir, the supplies are now running dry at nearly all the health centres in the last few days and none got vaccinated in most of the districts including the capital Srinagar

COVID-19 vaccine shortage: Parliamentary panel had asked Centre to ramp up production in March
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COVID-19 vaccine shortage: Parliamentary panel had asked Centre to ramp up production in March

BJP MP from Jhansi Anurag Sharma, who was part of the panel, also added that the central government had worked on the committee's recommendations by allocating funds to both Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India

Adar Poonawalla's SII to invest over $300 million in UK
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Adar Poonawalla's SII to invest over $300 million in UK

The Serum Institute of India has been at the forefront of producing the lower-cost AstraZeneca coronavirus shot

File complaint about threats, will conduct in-depth probe: Maharashtra govt tells Adar Poonawalla
India

File complaint about threats, will conduct in-depth probe: Maharashtra govt tells Adar Poonawalla

The SII CEO, who has been in the UK on an extended stay to evade alleged threats in India over the ever-increasing demand for COVID-19 vaccines, has said he will return in a few days

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

COVID-19 vaccine: Adar Poonawalla claims 'aggressive calls from India's powerful' as reason for leaving India
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COVID-19 vaccine: Adar Poonawalla claims 'aggressive calls from India's powerful' as reason for leaving India

The SII CEO's comments come in the backdrop of the ever-increasing demand in India as the country battles through a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 News: 17 states, UTs to miss phase 3 vaccination launch today; daily cases near 4 lakh
India

COVID-19 News: 17 states, UTs to miss phase 3 vaccination launch today; daily cases near 4 lakh

The Central Government, however, rejected the claims of vaccine shortages while maintaining that state governments have "more than one crore" doses

Coronavirus Updates: Delhi records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 deaths with 395 fatalities; toll now 15,772
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Coronavirus Updates: Delhi records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 deaths with 395 fatalities; toll now 15,772

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: This was the eighth day in a row that Delhi has recorded over 300 deaths due to COVID-19, while the city's positivity rate rose to 32.82%

Odisha suspends vaccination in five districs due to shortage, says unable to give second dose to 45 plus
India

Odisha suspends vaccination in five districs due to shortage, says unable to give second dose to 45 plus

Keeping in view the prevailing shortage of vaccines, the state government is not sure whether it can start the third phase of vaccination from 1 May

COVID-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech cuts Covaxin price for states from Rs 600 to Rs 400 per dose
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COVID-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech cuts Covaxin price for states from Rs 600 to Rs 400 per dose

The price per dose for private buyers — which includes private hospitals — continues to be Rs 1,200, as the statement doesn't specify information about this

COVID-19 vaccine: In a 'philanthropic gesture', SII reduces Covishield price to Rs 300 per dose for states
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COVID-19 vaccine: In a 'philanthropic gesture', SII reduces Covishield price to Rs 300 per dose for states

This follows widespread criticism of the pricing policy of the SII, which sold the initial doses of Covishield to the Central Government at Rs 150 per dose