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Indian origin scientist named primary contributor to invention of Moderna’s Covid vaccine

Indian origin scientist named primary contributor to invention of Moderna’s Covid vaccine

🕔08:16, 11.Nov 2021

New York, Nov 11 (IANS) A scientist of Indian origin has been identified by Moderna as the primary contributor to its Covid-19 vaccine. A filing by the company for its patent application for the coronavirus vaccine using the revolutionary RNA

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US govt proceeds with Covid-19 vaccine mandate amid challenges

US govt proceeds with Covid-19 vaccine mandate amid challenges

🕔12:31, 3.Nov 2021

New York, Nov 3 (IANS) The US government is reportedly scheduled to release later this week its Covid-19 vaccine mandate for private-sector businesses with 100 or more employees, which is expected to face challenges and resistance. On Monday, the government issued

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Booster shots necessary to beat Covid-19 virus: Dr Fauci

Booster shots necessary to beat Covid-19 virus: Dr Fauci

🕔06:41, 20.Sep 2021

London, Sep 20  Booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines will soon become necessary for people to gain maximum protection against Covid-19, US top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday, after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel rejected

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UP administers 9 Cr vaccines, tops the list

UP administers 9 Cr vaccines, tops the list

🕔14:34, 16.Sep 2021

Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has become the first Indian state to inoculate more than nine crore people with Covid vaccines. The state has administered a total of 9.01 crore vaccine doses so far since the launch of the nationwide

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UK to offer Covid-19 vaccines to 12 to 15-year-olds

UK to offer Covid-19 vaccines to 12 to 15-year-olds

🕔12:24, 14.Sep 2021

London, Sep 14  Children aged 12 to 15 will be offered the Covid-19 vaccine, Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of the UK’s all four nations have confirmed. England’s CMO Chris Whitty said on Monday that they came to their decision after

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PM reviews Covid situation, calls for constant genome sequencing

PM reviews Covid situation, calls for constant genome sequencing

🕔08:40, 11.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 11 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the present Covid situation across the country, and was briefed about the preparedness of the health system, availability of medical oxygen, and matters relating to production, supply, and distribution

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Lucknow to administer 83k doses of Covid-19 vaccine today

Lucknow to administer 83k doses of Covid-19 vaccine today

🕔11:59, 27.Aug 2021

Lucknow, Aug 27  In an attempt to set a new record in vaccination, the Lucknow district health department has decided to administer 83,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the state capital on Friday. The drive aims to give highest number

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No compromise on Covaxin quality, says Bharat Biotech

No compromise on Covaxin quality, says Bharat Biotech

🕔06:57, 6.Aug 2021

Hyderabad, Aug 6  Amid concerns in some quarters about the safety of Covaxin, Bharat Biotech has clarified that its Covid-19 vaccine is totally safe and that it is following uncompromising policy on safety and quality. The Hyderabad-based company’s clarification came

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Pfizer in talks with India on vax approval, says CEO

Pfizer in talks with India on vax approval, says CEO

🕔07:04, 5.May 2021

New York, May 5  Pfizer is discussing expedited approval of its Covid-19 vaccine with the Indian government, company CEO Alber Bourla said while announcing a donation of medicines worth $70 million to fight the resurgent pandemic. “We are currently discussing

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Bharat Biotech cuts price of Covaxin for states

Bharat Biotech cuts price of Covaxin for states

🕔07:23, 30.Apr 2021

Hyderabad, April 30  Bharat Biotech on Thursday announced that it is slashing the price of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin to Rs 400, from Rs 600 earlier, for state governments. The announcement came a day after the Serum Institute of India

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Bharat Biotech’s announcement to spark debate on Covid vax pricing

Bharat Biotech’s announcement to spark debate on Covid vax pricing

🕔18:03, 25.Apr 2021

Hyderabad, April 25  Bharat Biotech’s pricing announcement of its Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin on Saturday is likely to further intensify the debate on pricing as the critics have slammed both the vaccine manufacturers for ‘profiteering’. However, Bharat Biotech, like Serum Institute

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India’s vaccination coverage nears 12 cr, 30 lakh doses in 24 hrs

India’s vaccination coverage nears 12 cr, 30 lakh doses in 24 hrs

🕔13:51, 17.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 17  The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country touched 12 crore on Saturday as part of the world’s largest inoculation drive with over 30 lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours, as

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PM Modi takes 2nd jab, says vax can defeat Covid

PM Modi takes 2nd jab, says vax can defeat Covid

🕔11:08, 8.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 8  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine here at the city’s premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), giving a message to the people that “vaccination is among the

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Yogi gets 1st dose of Covid vax

Yogi gets 1st dose of Covid vax

🕔11:56, 5.Apr 2021

Lucknow, April 5  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine on Monday at the Civil Hospital here. Yogi was administered the jab by staff nurse Rashmi Singh. The Chief Minister later said that

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India supplied over 58 mn doses of Covid vax to 70 nations

India supplied over 58 mn doses of Covid vax to 70 nations

🕔19:25, 16.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 16 The Indian government has supplied as many as 70 nations with over 58 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines so far, parliament was informed on Tuesday. In a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister

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FICCI seeks inclusion of retailers in the list of frontline workers

FICCI seeks inclusion of retailers in the list of frontline workers

🕔06:37, 12.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 12  Industry body FICCI has urged the government to include the retail industry in the list of ‘frontline workers’ and among the early recipients of the Covid-19 vaccine. In a letter written to health minister Harsh Vardhan,

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Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine works against new variants

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine works against new variants

🕔11:22, 26.Jan 2021

New York, Jan 26  US-based drugmaker Moderna on Monday said its Covid-19 vaccine retains neutralising activity against emerging variants first identified in the UK and South Africa. Vaccination with the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine produced neutralising titers against all key emerging

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B’desh to receive 2 mn Covishield doses from India as ‘gift’

B’desh to receive 2 mn Covishield doses from India as ‘gift’

🕔14:48, 20.Jan 2021

Dhaka, Jan 20  Bangladesh Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that the country would receive two million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine (Covishield) from India as a “gift” on Wednesday. Maleque confirmed to IANS that a special Air India

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Vaccine dry run in Delhi scheduled at 8 centres including Hindu Rao Hospital

Vaccine dry run in Delhi scheduled at 8 centres including Hindu Rao Hospital

🕔13:10, 6.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 6  A dry run for the Covid vaccine will be conducted at 8 sites in the national capital on Wednesday, officials said. The dry run will be held at two hospitals under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation

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WHO suggests 21-28 day gap between 2 Pfizer doses

WHO suggests 21-28 day gap between 2 Pfizer doses

🕔07:25, 6.Jan 2021

Geneva, Jan 6  The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said that Covid-19 patients should be given two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine within a period of 21-28 days. Alejandro Cravioto, chairman of WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on

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