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AstraZeneca vax highly effective in preventing Covid-19

AstraZeneca vax highly effective in preventing Covid-19

🕔18:50, 23.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 23  AstraZeneca announced Monday that positive high-level results from an interim analysis of clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate in the UK and Brazil showed it was highly effective in preventing the disease, the primary endpoint,

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Probably by 2024, every Indian will get vaccinated: SII

Probably by 2024, every Indian will get vaccinated: SII

🕔14:35, 20.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 20 Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla has said that every Indian will get vaccinated for Covid 19 probably by 2024. Speaking at a media event, Poonawalla said the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine should be available

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India talking to vaccine cos, to procure 400-500m doses till July: Harsh Vardhan

India talking to vaccine cos, to procure 400-500m doses till July: Harsh Vardhan

🕔20:03, 19.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 19  Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that India is in talks with the vaccine companies for the procurement of 400 to 500 million doses till July next year. Speaking at an event on ‘Shifting

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Over 100 scientists join hands with UN to bust Covid vax myths

Over 100 scientists join hands with UN to bust Covid vax myths

🕔06:49, 18.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 18  Under an UN initiative, over 100 scientists have joined hands to tackle the issue of misinformation around Covid-19 vaccines and build confidence by busting myths and sharing information on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines via

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Moderna announces 94.5% effectiveness in Covid vaccine

Moderna announces 94.5% effectiveness in Covid vaccine

🕔07:06, 17.Nov 2020

New York, Nov 17  For the second time in the span of 10 days after the US elections, there’s a Covid-19 gamechanger on the horizon with US pharma giant Moderna announcing that its vaccine has shown more than 94.5 per

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Vaccinating 130Cr people with injectable Covaxin a challenge: Bharat Biotech

Vaccinating 130Cr people with injectable Covaxin a challenge: Bharat Biotech

🕔16:31, 16.Nov 2020

Hyderabad, Nov 16 Even as India’s first indigenous coronavirus vaccine Covaxin is entering its third phase of human trials, Bharat Biotech on Monday raised the logistical query on “how to vaccinate 1.3 billion (130 crore) people with two injectable doses. Terming

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India needs 1.7b Covid vaccine doses for adult population

India needs 1.7b Covid vaccine doses for adult population

🕔07:29, 12.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 12 The key vaccines India is banking on are from Oxford/AstraZeneca, Novavax and J&J and the earliest efficacy data is expected by the end of November-December 2020 and in the best case, vaccines can be rolled out

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‘In dialogue with all vaccine manufacturers,’ govt on Pfizer’s successful trial

‘In dialogue with all vaccine manufacturers,’ govt on Pfizer’s successful trial

🕔06:19, 11.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 11  : The union health ministry revealed on Tuesday that the Centre is in dialogue with all vaccine manufacturers including foreign manufacturers about a Coronavirus vaccine. The ministry revealed it in a press conference when asked whether

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India leveraging manufacturing capacity to secure Covid vax doses

India leveraging manufacturing capacity to secure Covid vax doses

🕔18:29, 2.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 2  India has leveraged its manufacturing capacity to pre-order 600 million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine and negotiating for another billion doses, says a new global anaylysis of advance market commitments (AMC) for vaccine candidates against the

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UK launches clinical trial of BCG vaccine against Covid-19

UK launches clinical trial of BCG vaccine against Covid-19

🕔07:05, 12.Oct 2020

London, Oct 12  As part of a large-scale global trial, scientists in Britain have launched a study to test if the widely-used Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine could help protect people against Covid-19. Developed almost a century ago, BCG vaccine was

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Aim to cover 25 cr with Covid vaccine by July: Harsh Vardhan

Aim to cover 25 cr with Covid vaccine by July: Harsh Vardhan

🕔07:17, 5.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 5  Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the Centre is working on plans to procure 400-500 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, which will be administered to up to 25 crore people by July 2021.

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Health Ministry launches portal for info on vaccine, clinical trials

Health Ministry launches portal for info on vaccine, clinical trials

🕔07:46, 29.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 29  : The Union Health Ministry on Monday launched a portal which will provide information related to vaccine development, ongoing clinical trials and progress made in this area locally and globally at regular intervals. While emphasising on

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PGI Chandigarh starts Oxford Covid vaccine trial

PGI Chandigarh starts Oxford Covid vaccine trial

🕔07:56, 26.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 26  The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has administered the first dose of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine — Covishield — to three candidates on Friday, informed PGI Chandigarh Director Prof Jagat Ram. The

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No guarantee any Covid vaccine in development will work: WHO Chief

No guarantee any Covid vaccine in development will work: WHO Chief

🕔07:02, 24.Sep 2020

Geneva, Sep 24  World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the top health organisation has no guarantee whether any single Covid-19 vaccine now in development will work. While addressing a virtual press conference, the WHO chief

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Not believing in act of God, Covid vaccine expected in early 2021: Harsh Vardhan

Not believing in act of God, Covid vaccine expected in early 2021: Harsh Vardhan

🕔06:44, 22.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 22  Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured the Lok Sabha that the Central government is not just waiting for “act of God” in fight against Covid-19 but also working round-the-clock in the direction to get solution and

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Trump expects Covid vaccine to be available for ‘every American’ by April

Trump expects Covid vaccine to be available for ‘every American’ by April

🕔07:42, 19.Sep 2020

Washington, Sep 19 US President Donald Trump has said that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for “every American” by April 2021. The president told a White House news conference on Friday that the country will have at

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Free vaccine for Americans, but won’t be widely available till ’21 summer

Free vaccine for Americans, but won’t be widely available till ’21 summer

🕔08:59, 17.Sep 2020

New York, Sep 17 A 57 page “playbook” just in from the US government outlines a comprehensive plan to make the COVID-19 vaccine available free to all Americans once it is proven safe and effective. The shot wouldn’t be broadly available

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Animal study proved Covid vaccine’s efficacy: Bharat Biotech

Animal study proved Covid vaccine’s efficacy: Bharat Biotech

🕔07:36, 12.Sep 2020

Hyderabad, Sep 12 Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Friday announced that the animal trials of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin were successful. It said the results demonstrated the protective efficacy of the vaccine in a live viral challenge model. “Bharat

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US steps up Covid-19 vaccine development

US steps up Covid-19 vaccine development

🕔12:05, 2.Sep 2020

Washington, Sep 2  Researchers across the US have stepped up efforts towards the development of an effective Covid-19 vaccine, as another vaccine candidate has started phase 3 clinical trial, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The multi-site clinical

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India-Russia in communication on Sputnik V, initial info shared: Centre

India-Russia in communication on Sputnik V, initial info shared: Centre

🕔17:53, 25.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 25  The Centre said on Tuesday that India and Russia are in communication regarding the Sputnik V vaccine. While some initial information has been shared, detailed information is being awaited by India. Sputnik V, an adenovirus vector-based

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