May 17, 2021 03:25 PM IST
The National AEFI Committee found that till April 3, 26 incidents of potential thromboembolic cases (blood clotting) following the administration of the Covishield vaccine were reported in India, with a reporting rate of 0.61 cases/ million doses.
- May 16, 2021 10:51 PM IST
The Centre had on May 13 extended the gap between the first and second doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks based on the recommendations by the COVID Working Group chaired by N K Arora.
- May 16, 2021 06:57 PM IST
The two jabs of the Serum Institute of India (SII)-manufactured Covishield vaccine were earlier administered at a gap of six-to-eight weeks.
- May 15, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Dr VK Paul's response to the controversy comes two days after the Centre, based on an expert panel's recommendation, increased the gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks.
- May 14, 2021 01:23 PM IST
During 16-31 May, 191.99 lakh doses of Covishield and Covaxin will be supplied to the States and UTs, free of cost.
- May 14, 2021 12:10 PM IST
In terms of Fauci’s estimated threshold (70 percent) for herd immunity, India might reach that goal by mid-November.
- May 14, 2021 10:34 AM IST
On India's decision to extend the gap between two Covishield doses, Dr Anthony Fauci said that it is a "reasonable approach".
- May 14, 2021 07:53 AM IST
Coronavirus India News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered inched closer to 18 crore, the Union Health Ministry said.
- May 13, 2021 06:22 PM IST
While some municipalities are, or will issue tenders to procure vaccines, others are directly talking to manufacturers. The smaller provinces seem to be depending on distribution by the central government.
- May 13, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Around 750 million doses of Covishield and 550 million doses of Covaxin would be available in the period between August and December, said Niti Aayog member Dr VK Paul.
- May 13, 2021 04:44 PM IST
The suggestion to increase the gap between two Covishield doses was made by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI).
- May 13, 2021 12:09 PM IST
Currently, India is facing an acute nationwide shortage of the Covishield vaccine and Serum Institute is struggling to keep up with demand.
- May 12, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said COVID-19 vaccination for the 18-44 age group has been suspended temporarily due to vaccine shortage.
- May 11, 2021 04:52 PM IST
The cheapest option among all metro cities to get the jab at a private setup is at HN Reliance Hospital where you can get a dose of Covishield for Rs 700.
- May 10, 2021 01:15 PM IST
An Indigo regular flight carrying the Covishield vaccine landed at Cochin International Airport at 11.50 AM, a CIAL spokesman said.
- May 09, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Covaxin is developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology
- May 06, 2021 05:46 PM IST
The new observations which Prof Haseltine pointed out have more chances to be correct as the new variants of COVID-19 may be currently racing through India’s tightly-packed population of 1.4 billion people.
- May 06, 2021 11:27 AM IST
What does the US decision to support an initiative at WTO for temporary waiver of patent protection for COVID-19 vaccines mean for India? Below is a primer.
- May 05, 2021 12:43 PM IST
Companies other than Bharat Biotech must be given contracts to manufacture the indigenously developed Covaxin in bulk. This is the time to open licensing to any company that wants to produce vaccines and for anyone who wants to take a jab, per doctors.
- May 05, 2021 10:24 AM IST
In September 2020, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided $150 million to the Pune-based vaccine-maker to fund the additional 10 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses.
- May 04, 2021 02:23 PM IST
So far, 15.5 crore doses have been administered since January and the central and state governments along with the private sector aim to get 30 crore more doses in three months until July.
- May 03, 2021 03:25 PM IST
As on date, against the last order of 10 crore doses for supplies of Covishield vaccine, 8.744 crore doses have been delivered till May 3, the ministry said, adding, media reports alleging that the Centre has not placed any fresh order for COVID-19 vaccines are "incorrect and not based on facts".
- May 03, 2021 02:11 PM IST
The Serum Institute has been maligned by politicians and critics over the vaccine shortages, Adar Poonawalla tells Financial Times. "I have been victimised very unfairly and wrongly."
- May 02, 2021 08:32 AM IST
Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla also confirmed that he had “an excellent meeting” with all partners and stakeholders in the United Kingdom.
- May 01, 2021 10:42 AM IST
Poonawalla said last week that the Serum Institute would be able to raise its monthly output to 100 million doses by July, later than a previous timeline of end-May.