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  • India woos ASEAN with generics production, vaccines; wants support in IPR waiver Sep 17, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    India woos ASEAN with generics production, vaccines; wants support in IPR waiver

    Apart from securing the support of ASEAN nations for the global intellectual property waiver for COVID vaccines, the move is also aimed at pulling closer the traditional partners in the bloc, who have become close to China, sources say

  • Indian study finds big drop in COVID antibodies within four months of vaccination Sep 14, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Indian study finds big drop in COVID antibodies within four months of vaccination

    Health officials say though they are studying the evolving science on booster doses, the priority is to fully immunise India's 944 million adults.

  • Search 'covid vaccine near me' on Google to book a slot, says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Sep 01, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Search 'covid vaccine near me' on Google to book a slot, says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

    The information will automatically show up when users search for vaccine centres near them, or in any specific area – across Google Search, Maps and Google Assistant.

  • COVID-19 – No ground for complacency Aug 31, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    COVID-19 – No ground for complacency

    Higher vaccine availability and a stronger vaccination drive are good things, but the virus is far from being tamed yet

  • Recruitment of volunteers for trial of Covid vaccine Covovax on children begins Aug 29, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    Recruitment of volunteers for trial of Covid vaccine Covovax on children begins

    The trial would be held across 10 sites and would cover 920 children -- 460 each in the age groups of 12-17 and 2-11 -- according to official sources.

  • Cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in India cross 59.47 crore: Govt Aug 24, 2021 10:44 PM IST

    Cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in India cross 59.47 crore: Govt

    As on day-221 of the vaccination drive, 38,29,038 were vaccinated for first dose and 16,38,513 beneficiaries received the second dose of vaccine as per the provisional report till 7 pm, according to health ministry data.

  • Cadila: Vaccine opportunity unfolds Aug 23, 2021 10:38 AM IST

    Cadila: Vaccine opportunity unfolds

    On conservative basis, for COVID vaccine opportunity, Cadila can at least add 16 per cent of FY21 sales revenue, on a full-year basis

  • Over 57.16 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India: Health Ministry Aug 19, 2021 10:54 PM IST

    Over 57.16 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India: Health Ministry

    The cumulative vaccination coverage of 57,16,71,264 doses is segregated on the basis of population priority groups, the ministry said.

  • No need for COVID booster jabs for now: WHO Aug 18, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    No need for COVID booster jabs for now: WHO

    WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan, asked about the need for boosters to increase protection against the disease, told a Geneva news conference: 'We believe clearly that the data today does not indicate that boosters are needed.'

  • Cumulative Covid vaccine doses cross 56-crore mark in India: Health Ministry Aug 17, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    Cumulative Covid vaccine doses cross 56-crore mark in India: Health Ministry

    Cumulatively, 20,50,08,400 people in the age group 18-44 years across states and union territories have received their first dose and 1,66,57,465 people their second dose since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive.

  • Vaccination certificate unlocks more EU destinations for travellers from India Aug 17, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    Vaccination certificate unlocks more EU destinations for travellers from India

    Romania becomes the 18th European country to recognise Covishield as valid proof of immunity of incoming travellers; Austria eases restrictions for fully vaccinated Indian travellers.

  • 25% of COVID vaccines reserved for India Inc still unutilised: Piyush Goyal Aug 12, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    25% of COVID vaccines reserved for India Inc still unutilised: Piyush Goyal

    Goyal advised corporates to 'put some money where their mouth was' a few months ago, and step up vaccination in less developed regions such as Bihar and the Northeast.

  • Cadila: More a COVID hedge in the near term Aug 12, 2021 11:55 AM IST

    Cadila: More a COVID hedge in the near term

    Cadila's India presence -- at about 45 per cent of sales -- is similar in size as the US business and provides better cash-flow visibility

  • Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India cross 52 crore: Health ministry Aug 11, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India cross 52 crore: Health ministry

    The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated and vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

  • Over 44 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far: Health Ministry Jul 26, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    Over 44 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far: Health Ministry

    The ministry said that 57,48,692 vaccine doses have been administered on Monday, according to the 7 pm provisional report.

  • Only 5.45 crore Covaxin doses supplied till July 16, Bharat Biotech has promised to increase monthly capacity to 5.8 crore: Govt To Parliament Jul 20, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    Only 5.45 crore Covaxin doses supplied till July 16, Bharat Biotech has promised to increase monthly capacity to 5.8 crore: Govt To Parliament

    Bharat Biotech is also still to get the World Health Organisation’s approval for Covaxin, an application for which was submitted by the company to the WHO on July 9, 2021.

  • Immunized but banned: EU says not all COVID vaccines equal Jul 13, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    Immunized but banned: EU says not all COVID vaccines equal

    EU regulators said AstraZeneca hasn't completed the necessary paperwork on the Indian factory, including details on its production practices and quality control standards.

  • COVID-19 | Health workers trekked long distances to vaccinate Kashmir nomads Jul 07, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Health workers trekked long distances to vaccinate Kashmir nomads

    Fueled by misinformation and mistrust, many residents, particularly in remote areas, believe that the vaccines cause impotence, serious side effects and could even kill. Some simply say they don't need the shots because they’re immune to the coronavirus.

  • COVID-19 update | Poor as well as multi-millionaire of 18 years, above to get free jabs: Centre to Supreme Court Jun 26, 2021 10:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Poor as well as multi-millionaire of 18 years, above to get free jabs: Centre to Supreme Court

    A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud had slammed the Centre's Covid vaccination policy, describing as "prima facie arbitrary and irrational" allowing states and private hospitals to charge those in the 18-44 age group while the jabs were offered free for groups in the first two phases, and ordered its review.

  • Over 58.1 lakh Covid vaccine doses administered on June 26, cumulative coverage crosses 32 crore Jun 26, 2021 09:28 PM IST

    Over 58.1 lakh Covid vaccine doses administered on June 26, cumulative coverage crosses 32 crore

    About 36,68,189 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 1,14,506 vaccine doses given as second in the age group 18-44 years Saturday.

  • India tests longer-range drone flights, eyes COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to rural areas Jun 22, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    India tests longer-range drone flights, eyes COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to rural areas

    The government this month also invited bids from drone operators to help set up a pilot project for the delivering of medical supplies as it seeks to bolster its faltering coronavirus vaccination drive.

  • COVID-19 | Vaccine hesitancy puts India's gains against virus at risk Jun 21, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Vaccine hesitancy puts India's gains against virus at risk

    There is still widespread hesitancy fueled by misinformation and mistrust, particularly in rural areas where two-thirds of the country’s nearly 1.4 billion population lives. Health workers face stiff resistance from people who believe that vaccines cause impotence, serious side effects and could even kill. Some simply say they do not need the shots because they're immune to the coronavirus.

  • Economic Recovery | Bring policies that give more freedom for COVID-19 vaccinated citizens Jun 16, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    Economic Recovery | Bring policies that give more freedom for COVID-19 vaccinated citizens

    Giving entitlements to vaccinated people will not be easy — but once vaccines are freely available, the economy cannot be allowed to be choked by Covidiots

  • Does the government's new vaccine policy go the distance? Jun 10, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Does the government's new vaccine policy go the distance?

    To make the central government’s revised inoculation policy a success, a steady and quick supply of COVID jabs is essential

  • COVID-19 in India | Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech instils hope, but challenges lie ahead Jun 08, 2021 09:58 AM IST

    COVID-19 in India | Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech instils hope, but challenges lie ahead

    With confusion over the vaccine policy cleared, there are challenges for both the Centre and state governments. More types of vaccines would mean different protocols for its transfer and administration. Here seamless co-ordination between the Centre and states is essential 

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