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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 54.76 lakh doses administered in India on July 22 Jul 23, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 54.76 lakh doses administered in India on July 22

    On the 188th day of the vaccination drive on July 22, a total of 54,76,423 lakh jabs were administered across the country.

  • Covishield at Delhi govt vax centres to be reserved for 2nd dose only till July 31 Jul 22, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Covishield at Delhi govt vax centres to be reserved for 2nd dose only till July 31

    The order issued by the Directorate of Family Welfare said, all slots, booked online or availed through walk-in shall be reserved.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 22.77 lakh jabs administered in India on July 21 Jul 22, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 22.77 lakh jabs administered in India on July 21

    On the 187th day of the vaccination drive on July 21, 22,77,679 lakh jabs were administered across the country.

  • 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.

  • Covishield monthly supply 11-12 crore, will receive 3.5 crore Covaxin doses in Aug: Mansukh Mandaviya tells Rajya Sabha Jul 20, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    Covishield monthly supply 11-12 crore, will receive 3.5 crore Covaxin doses in Aug: Mansukh Mandaviya tells Rajya Sabha

    On supply of vaccine to the state governments, Mansukh Mandaviya said states are given vaccine availability projections 15 days in advance. "It is their responsibility to plan inoculation accordingly," he added.

  • Govt expects Covaxin to get emergency use approval from WHO in next 2-3 months Jul 20, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    Govt expects Covaxin to get emergency use approval from WHO in next 2-3 months

    Covaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech International Limited submitted the data required for global emergency use approval to the World Health Organization on July 9.

  • 188 crore COVID vaccine doses required to inoculate 18-plus population: Govt Jul 20, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    188 crore COVID vaccine doses required to inoculate 18-plus population: Govt

    In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the present COVID vaccine manufacturing firms have the capacity to produce the required quantity, Minister of State for Health Bharati Praveen Pawar said it is estimated that around 1.87 billion (187 crore) doses will be available between January and December 2021.

  • Check out the vaccine travel guidelines for Indians to gain entry into 16 European countries Jul 19, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    Check out the vaccine travel guidelines for Indians to gain entry into 16 European countries

    16 European countries are now allowing travellers who got Covishield jabs. Here's a look at the additional Covid-specific requirements of each of these countries.

  • Zydus Cadila has concluded clinical trials of COVID-19 DNA vaccine for 12-18 years old, Centre tells Delhi HC Jul 16, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Zydus Cadila has concluded clinical trials of COVID-19 DNA vaccine for 12-18 years old, Centre tells Delhi HC

    Zydus Cadila said on July 1 that it had plans to roll out its COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D in 45-60 days, subject to regulatory approvals and manufacturing scale-up.

  • COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Over 38.78 lakh jabs administered in India on July 15 Jul 16, 2021 10:01 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Over 38.78 lakh jabs administered in India on July 15

    So far, 39,53,43,767 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in India, the health ministry said.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: 74% decline in overall usage of masks in India, says Health Ministry Jul 16, 2021 07:58 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: 74% decline in overall usage of masks in India, says Health Ministry

    Coronavirus News Highlights: The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 39.53 crore.

  • Flight ban, quarantine policies add to students' woes: Is Canada losing its charm? Jul 15, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Flight ban, quarantine policies add to students' woes: Is Canada losing its charm?

    Travelling through transit countries not only increases the travel time by several days but also substantially increase the cost of one-way travel to Canada.

  • COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Nearly 25 lakh jabs administered on July 14 Jul 15, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Nearly 25 lakh jabs administered on July 14

    So far, 39,13,40,491 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in India, the health ministry said.

  • COVID-19: BMC receives 1.30 lakh doses, vaccination to resume from today Jul 12, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    COVID-19: BMC receives 1.30 lakh doses, vaccination to resume from today

    BMC received around 1.30 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine of which 85,000 are Covishield and over 40,000 Covaxin

  • Zydus Cadila’s Sharvil Patel:  We will manufacture one crore doses per month initially Jul 10, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    Zydus Cadila’s Sharvil Patel: We will manufacture one crore doses per month initially

    Managing Director of Zydus Group Sharvil Patel says the company has invested Rs. 400-500 crore for the development of ZyCoV-D, the world’s first plasmid DNA vaccine for human use.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | Belgium adds Covishield to Green Pass, becomes 15th European country to recognise vaccine Jul 10, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | Belgium adds Covishield to Green Pass, becomes 15th European country to recognise vaccine

    The Belgium Embassy in India on July 9 said the country recognises that Covishield is the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being produced by SII and called the move “an important decision” in the fight for vaccine equality.

  • COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Over 33.81 lakh jabs administered in India on July 7; total coverage crosses 36.48 crore Jul 08, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Over 33.81 lakh jabs administered in India on July 7; total coverage crosses 36.48 crore

    India has administered 36,48,47,549 doses of COVID-19 vaccine till July 7.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights | India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage inches closer to 37 crore Jul 08, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights | India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage inches closer to 37 crore

    Coronavirus News Highlights: India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 36.48 crore, the Union Health Ministry said.

  • India requests European countries to allow entry to those vaccinated with Covishield/ Covaxin Jun 30, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    India requests European countries to allow entry to those vaccinated with Covishield/ Covaxin

    The Government of India has said once Bharat Biotech manufactured Covaxin and the Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield are included in the EU digital certificate, India would also grant exemption to citizens from EU member states from mandatory quarantine if they are carrying EU digital certificates.

  • Exclusive | EMA to assess SII’s manufacturing site, says approval for Vaxzevria does not mean nod for Covishield Jun 28, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    Exclusive | EMA to assess SII’s manufacturing site, says approval for Vaxzevria does not mean nod for Covishield

    EMA pointed to a list of six current approved manufacturing sites for Vaxzevria in Belgium, US, UK, Netherlands, South Korea and China – that does not include India.

  • Covishield not accepted for EU travel |  Will resolve this matter soon: Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla Jun 28, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Covishield not accepted for EU travel | Will resolve this matter soon: Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla

    The European Union has not recognised the AstraZeneca vaccine, produced by SII and branded as Covishield, in its 'Green Pass' list for post-vaccination travel to and from the bloc.

  • EU excludes anti-COVID-19 vaccine Covishield from 'Green Pass' list Jun 27, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    EU excludes anti-COVID-19 vaccine Covishield from 'Green Pass' list

    The Covishield version of AstraZeneca, produced by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), has not been included in the list.

  • India has capacity to store Covid vaccines requiring low temperatures: Centre to SC Jun 27, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    India has capacity to store Covid vaccines requiring low temperatures: Centre to SC

    The Centre has said the requirement for cold storage may change with the arrival of other COVID-19 vaccines in the future and it is fully prepared to take appropriate steps as and when such vaccines are available.

  • Covishield only 33-60% effective against Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, warns top US health expert Jun 21, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Covishield only 33-60% effective against Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, warns top US health expert

    Eric Feigl-Ding has said that one shot of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab has limited effectiveness (at around 30 percent) against the Delta strain of SARS-CoV-2. This news is of particular concern to India as Covishield is the most extensively administered vaccine in the country.

  • COVID-19 update | 85,907 vaccine doses administered in Delhi on Saturday: Atishi Jun 20, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | 85,907 vaccine doses administered in Delhi on Saturday: Atishi

    Since May 1, when the Delhi government started vaccination of the 18-44 age group, a total of 1,38,568 people in the segment have been fully vaccinated.

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