The South African variant accounted for less than one percent of coronavirus cases in Israel.
Adjuvants have been lending a helping hand to vaccinologists for many decades. Yet a lack of a clear understanding of how they work has tainted their reputation, leading to epithets such as “alchemy” and “the immunologist’s dirty secret”.
Over 3.25 million vaccine doses administered on 22 March, highest single-day vaccination so far, says Centre
Out of these, 29,03,030 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 48,345 sessions for the first dose and 3,50,065 healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) received the second dose of vaccine
This decision to revise the interval between doses from 4-6 weeks is applicable only to Covishield and not to Covaxin, the Union health ministry said
Independent of region, virus variant, or age, the vaccine protects against severe disease, death and hospitalization, Stoffers said.
If a variant with a mutated spike protein crops up that the original vaccine can’t recognize, companies would swap out that piece of genetic code for a better match.
There is hard evidence that fractional doses and delayed doses have worked when doctors have tried them out of desperation.
Multiple vaccines will be needed to meet global demand, raising concern that studies that still need to sign up thousands of volunteers.
The digital system includes tracking of immunisations done, vaccine stocks and storage temperatures in some 25,000 cold chain storages across India.
The director of AIIMS Delhi said 'If Russia’s vaccine is successful, then we will have to see critically whether it is safe and effective.'
To commemorate World Immunization Week, here is a brief overview of how vaccines work and their contribution to global health.
The evidence on the efficiency of the drugs are not enough and doctors have to use a range of options while treating COVID-19 patients.
Vaccines are made using live strains of bacteria or viruses, to boost the immune system’s first line of defence, a more general way to guard against germs
WHO reminds governments, hospitals to continue to provide essential health services despite Coronavirus crisis
Essential health services must continue, babies are still being born, vaccines must still be delivered in this crisis.
Pandemic is a scary word but it has nothing to do with the seriousness of an illness but means disease has spread on a global level.
Need to focus on finding those who are sick, who have the virus and their contacts, isolate them said Mike Ryan.
Carl Jung said “What you resist persists” and as much as you try to get rid of anxiety, the more it rises.
In the future, vaccines will be inhaled, there is a possibility that they will be administered topically as well.
World Immunisation Day 2019: As effect of many childhood vaccines wears off, let’s have look at vaccines one should get as an adult
We all know about childhood vaccines, one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases in the community. But what many of us don’t realise is that effect of many of these vaccines wears off eventually
Health officials are campaigning to eliminate all oral vaccines and rely on injected vaccines containing killed virus.