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  • Pakistan to get 2.8 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses from COVAX Feb 19, 2021 01:06 PM IST

    Pakistan to get 2.8 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses from COVAX

    Pakistan this month started the anti-coronavirus vaccination drive with 500,000 doses of Sinopharm’s vaccine donated by its ally China.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Indonesia to punish those who refuse to take coronavirus shots Feb 18, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Indonesia to punish those who refuse to take coronavirus shots

    Though the revised presidential rule has made strict provisions for those who refuse the vaccine by stopping or delaying social assistance programs, the administration has left the final decision of the final sanction to local governments to decide.

  • South Africa to sell AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines bought from India to African Union countries Feb 18, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    South Africa to sell AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines bought from India to African Union countries

    Mkhize spoke on Wednesday after he and President Cyril Ramaphosa joined 18 health care workers in Cape Town to receive the first Johnson & Johnson vaccines to boost confidence in the country's vaccination programme.

  • WHO gives emergency use approval to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccines Feb 15, 2021 10:41 PM IST

    WHO gives emergency use approval to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccines

    The UN health agency's emergency use listing procedure assesses the quality, safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines and is a prerequisite for vaccines in the Covax facility.

  • UK auditing Serum Institute's site amid scramble for shots Feb 15, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    UK auditing Serum Institute's site amid scramble for shots

    The inspection comes as countries around the world scramble to secure vaccine supplies amid supply disruptions and delivery cuts from leading drugmakers such as Pfizer Inc, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

  • COVID-19 vaccine tracker| India may emerge as second largest vaccine maker after the US: Report Feb 15, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine tracker| India may emerge as second largest vaccine maker after the US: Report

    Prior to COVID-19 pandemic, India had been producing 60 percent of the world's vaccines for various diseases at an affordable rate.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Mexico gets AstraZeneca doses from India, expects more Pfizer, as it prepares for next phase Feb 14, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Mexico gets AstraZeneca doses from India, expects more Pfizer, as it prepares for next phase

    Mexico is also expecting shipments of Pfizer's vaccine to resume, with 494,000 doses due to arrive on Tuesday.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Brazil governors seek own vaccine supplies as stocks run low Feb 13, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Brazil governors seek own vaccine supplies as stocks run low

    President Jair Bolsonaro reversed course in January, facing delay in the delivery of the only vaccine his administration purchased and watching as other nations began immunizing their citizens while Brazil's 210 million people were on hold.

  • WHO expert panel recommends wide use of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine Feb 10, 2021 09:22 PM IST

    WHO expert panel recommends wide use of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

    In interim recommendations on the shot, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) panel said the vaccine should be given in two doses, with an interval of around 8 to 12 weeks between the first and second doses.

  • South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J jabs Feb 10, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J jabs

    The J&J vaccine will be used to launch the first phase of South Africa’s campaign in which the country’s 1.25 million health workers will be inoculated, Mkhize said, adding that the workers will be closely monitored.

  • India backs AstraZeneca shot despite South Africa halt Feb 09, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    India backs AstraZeneca shot despite South Africa halt

    South Africa delayed use of the vaccine after researchers found it offered minimal protection against mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease caused by the country's dominant coronavirus variant.

  • AstraZeneca Standalone December 2020 Net Sales at Rs 200.25 crore, down 10.55% Y-o-Y Feb 08, 2021 11:22 PM IST

    AstraZeneca Standalone December 2020 Net Sales at Rs 200.25 crore, down 10.55% Y-o-Y

  • WHO experts discuss AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Feb 08, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    WHO experts discuss AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

    The 15-member Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) was spending the day in a virtual extraordinary meeting discussing the two-shot vaccine.

  • South Africa halts AstraZeneca vaccine after shots fail against new variant Feb 08, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    South Africa halts AstraZeneca vaccine after shots fail against new variant

    The coronavirus has killed 2.3 million people and turned normal life upside down for billions but new variants have raised fears that vaccines will need to be tweaked and people may have to have booster shots.

  • South Africa halts AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout as study shows it offers less protection against variant Feb 08, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    South Africa halts AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout as study shows it offers less protection against variant

    The bad news, coming nearly a week after a million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine arrived in South Africa, was a big setback for the country.

  • Oxford says COVID-19 vaccine with AstraZeneca works against UK variant Feb 05, 2021 08:19 PM IST

    Oxford says COVID-19 vaccine with AstraZeneca works against UK variant

    Sarah Gilbert, co-developer of the vaccine, said that, although the vaccine had efficacy against the UK variant, it might need to be adapted for a future variant.

  • AstraZeneca applies for COVID-19 vaccine approval in Japan Feb 05, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    AstraZeneca applies for COVID-19 vaccine approval in Japan

    The Japanese government in December signed a contract to procure 120 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, enough for 60 million people.

  • India to get 97.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX in first half of 2021 Feb 03, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    India to get 97.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX in first half of 2021

    COVAX will be getting 240 million doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine from SII and 96 million doses from AstraZeneca under the advance purchase agreement between Gavi and the vaccine makers. SII has agreed to supply COVID-19 vaccine at $3 per dose.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses to European Union Feb 01, 2021 07:04 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses to European Union

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said after a call with seven vaccine makers Sunday that AstraZeneca will also begin deliveries one week sooner than scheduled and expand its manufacturing capacity in Europe

  • COVID-19 vaccine: AstraZeneca applies for full regulatory approval in Brazil Jan 30, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine: AstraZeneca applies for full regulatory approval in Brazil

    Brazilian health regulator Anvisa said it had a period of 60 days to decide on whether to authorize the drug, but said it would strive to expedite the process as much as possible

  • EU regulator authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine for all adults Jan 29, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    EU regulator authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine for all adults

    The EU bet heavily on the AstraZeneca shot, which is cheaper and easier to handle than some other vaccines, with orders for 300 million doses to be delivered after authorization and options for another 100 million doses.

  • Supply of COVID-19 vaccines may meet, even outstrip demand in India by Q3: AstraZeneca chief Jan 29, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    Supply of COVID-19 vaccines may meet, even outstrip demand in India by Q3: AstraZeneca chief

    The pandemic has shown how resilient healthcare is, and how important pillar biopharmaceutical industry is as part of the healthcare ecosystem.

  • Europe's vaccine row worsens as virus variant found in US Jan 29, 2021 11:48 AM IST

    Europe's vaccine row worsens as virus variant found in US

    Given the world's weariness over the pandemic that has now killed some 2.2 million people and infected more than 100 million, countries have been anxious to expedite vaccination campaigns.

  • India gifted over 55 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines to several countries: MEA Jan 28, 2021 09:23 PM IST

    India gifted over 55 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines to several countries: MEA

    India is one of the world's biggest drug-makers, and an increasing number of countries have already approached it for procuring the coronavirus vaccines.

  • AstraZeneca pulls out of vaccine delivery talks: EU official Jan 27, 2021 07:47 PM IST

    AstraZeneca pulls out of vaccine delivery talks: EU official

    The official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the talks said the EU would “insist on them” coming back to the negotiating table to explain the delay in deliveries once the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine gets approved for use by the European Medicines Agency.

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