Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, about 200 vaccine candidates are in the works and 10 have been either approved by several countries or are under limited emergency use.
India is ready with two made-in-India vaccines for the protection of humanity and the world is not only waiting for them but also watching as to how the country runs the globe's biggest vaccination programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das wrote to the State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar, that the halted rural local body elections could be resumed once the total vaccination programme along with coronavirus management is allowed to proceed unhindered on Friday.
The Supreme Leader also praised the Iranian Covid-19 vaccine now at the human trial stage as a "source of pride" for the country, and voiced hope that other vaccine projects will be developed and improved in the future in the country.
The UK’s medicine regulatory authority on Friday approved a third COVID-19 vaccine for use in the country, made by the American biotech company Moderna which has already been rolled out in the US.
Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday issued guidelines to all aircraft operators who plan to transport COVID-19 vaccines packed in dry ice to various parts of the country, outlining the necessary safety precautions and modalities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet chief ministers of all the states on Monday to discuss coronavirus vaccine rollout. The meeting is expected to take place at around 4 pm.
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A second dry run to check the best way to vaccinate people against COVID-19 is taking place across 737 districts in the country today.
As the second nationwide Covid vaccination dry run is underway, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine, following which others will also get it.
Harsh Vardhan said that soon it would be a reality to vaccinate the entire population in the country against COVID-19 after prioritising risk groups.
Even before the first Covid vaccine is yet to be given in India, political parties have already started politicizing the issue by questioning emergency approval given to the indigenous Covaxin vaccine developed by a Hyderabad company Bharat Biotech.
New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two highly contagious variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa.
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan Friday visited Chennai's Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital to review the dry run for administering the Covid-19 vaccine.
Another round of dry run will be conducted in all districts across states and UTs, except UP and Haryana, on Friday to ensure efficient planning and management of the immunisation process.
A second dry run of the Covid-19 vaccination will be held across all states and Union Territories on 8 January, the central government said on Wednesday.
The company has partnered with the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, for the supply of the vaccine to the Indian government and also to a large number of low and middle-income countries.
Less than a year after the pandemic struck, India is now ready with two vaccines to launch the first phase of its mass vaccination campaign with the Centre asserting that the large scale inoculation of doctors, nurses and front line workers can even
The Drugs Controller General of India has approved Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country.
Putting an end to speculation, India on Tuesday announced it would be ready to administer coronavirus vaccine by January 13. At a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the vaccine will be rolled out within ten days of receiving the emergency use authorization.