May 03, 2021 07:21 PM IST
The Moderna vaccine turned eligible for COVAX supplies after the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued an emergency use listing on April 30.
- Apr 12, 2021 11:06 AM IST
Many have argued for a ban on the commercial export of Covid-19 vaccines from India, as the second wave of the pandemic continues to infect a record number of people every day and vaccine shortages have been reported from multiple States. But the government is not keen on the proposal since both the manufacturers in India are legally obligated to fulfil contracts to supply doses to foreign buyers, and a large chunk of the global poor are dependent on India’s vaccines.
- Apr 09, 2021 03:46 PM IST
The pact specified Gavi would receive from SII 1.1 billion doses of either the AstraZeneca vaccine or that of Novavax, with 200 million committed, and the rest on option.
- Apr 08, 2021 05:28 PM IST
India has won enormous diplomatic goodwill with free supply of vaccines to poor countries but as daily new cases continue to soar to new record, the government is facing pressure to increase domestic supply and expand the inoculation programme that is so far restricted to people who are at least 45 years old.
- Mar 29, 2021 11:20 AM IST
“Deliveries of SII/AZ vaccine are expected to begin fully again by May, with catch-up deliveries to reach every participant’s full allocation up to May, accelerating thereafter,” a UNICEF spokeswoman told Reuters in an email.
- Mar 25, 2021 06:03 PM IST
The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is being produced under licence in India for the Covax scheme, also led by the World Health Organization (WHO), which is meant to ensure that low-income countries can access COVID-19 jabs.
- Mar 19, 2021 03:47 PM IST
Officials say the 1.7 crore doses of vaccines from India have done in just three months, what billions of dollars in development finance deployed by China across the African continent over the past decade, haven't been able to. Gain Africa's trust.
- Mar 07, 2021 10:56 AM IST
The first batch of the coronavirus vaccines from the COVAX facility arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the state minister of COVID prevention Dr Sudarshini Fernandopulle said.
- Mar 04, 2021 05:26 PM IST
The World Health Organization-backed COVAX scheme, destined for emerging countries, is "the only global mechanism to equalise access to vaccines", WHO Europe Director Hans Kluge told reporters.
- Mar 03, 2021 07:23 PM IST
Bharat Biotech said another interim analysis and a final one is expected in the weeks ahead, which will give a more robust picture of Covaxin's efficacy.
- Mar 02, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI alliance that co-leads the COVAX multilateral vaccine facility with the World Health Organization (WHO), told journalists the requirements were partly related to indemnification issues.
- Feb 25, 2021 03:22 PM IST
COVAX is supposed to make deals to buy vaccines in bulk from drug companies and can also receive donated shots from rich countries. Poorer nations can receive free doses from the initiative — and wealthier ones can also buy from it, as a way of diversifying their supply.
- Feb 24, 2021 10:32 PM IST
"This is a momentous occasion, as the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines into Ghana is critical in bringing the pandemic to an end," said a joint statement issued by UNICEF and WHO representatives in the African country.
- Feb 24, 2021 12:58 PM IST
"These 600,000 Covax vaccines are part of an initial tranche of deliveries of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India, which represent part of the first wave of Covid vaccines headed to several low and middle-income countries," said UNICEF, which organised the shipment from Mumbai, in a joint statement with the WHO.
- Feb 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST
The global vaccine procurement and equitable distribution effort aims to secure vaccines for at least the most vulnerable 20 percent in every country.
- Feb 19, 2021 01:06 PM IST
Pakistan this month started the anti-coronavirus vaccination drive with 500,000 doses of Sinopharm’s vaccine donated by its ally China.
- Feb 12, 2021 07:54 PM IST
The more that a sector relies on people working in close proximity to produce goods, the more disruption there will be due to higher infections.
- Feb 03, 2021 10:50 PM IST
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.
- Jan 20, 2021 08:44 PM IST
In the initial phase, India will inoculate about one crore healthcare workers. This will be followed by two crore frontline workers, police, armed forces, municipal workers, revenue staff and others. In the third phase, 27 crore people above 50 years of age and those with co-morbidities.
- Jan 07, 2021 10:12 PM IST
The COVAX facility has raised $6 billion of the $7 billion that it has sought in 2021 to help finance deliveries to 92 developing nations with limited or no means to buy vaccines on their own, O'Brien told a social media event.
- Dec 28, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Iran has struggled to stem the worst virus outbreak in the Middle East, which has infected over 1.2 million people and killed nearly 55,000.
- Dec 28, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The subject expert committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, India's drug regulator, is likely to meet later this week to examine SII's emergency-use authorisation (EUA) application for Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine.
- Dec 25, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Gavi Secretariat report said India accounts for over 35 percent of the total AMC participants’ population.
- Nov 26, 2020 09:32 PM IST
health campaigners are worried that Africa will find itself near the back of the queue for COVID-19 vaccines after wealthier nations signed a raft of bilateral vaccine supply deals with pharmaceutical companies.
- Oct 09, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Beijing's move to join the COVAX programme means China "will be procuring vaccines through the facility for a proportion of their own population, just as with other countries", a spokesman for GAVI, which co-leads the scheme, said earlier.