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  • COVID-19 | Paytm launches vaccination slot booking feature on its app: Here're the details Jun 14, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Paytm launches vaccination slot booking feature on its app: Here're the details

    With the help of vaccination slot booking, the app users can now search, discover and book their vaccination slots for both Covaxin and Covishield at the nearest centre.

  • Single dose of Covishield vaccine elicits higher immunity response in Covid-recovered persons: Study Jun 14, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    Single dose of Covishield vaccine elicits higher immunity response in Covid-recovered persons: Study

    In addition to the stronger immunity response, the previously-infected group of participants also higher memory T and B-cell responses, the researchers claimed.

  • Serum Institute’s inability to meet global commitment will disrupt vaccine supply chains: Gavi Jun 10, 2021 04:22 PM IST

    Serum Institute’s inability to meet global commitment will disrupt vaccine supply chains: Gavi

    By the end of June, global vaccine alliance staring at a shortfall of 190 million doses.

  • Private hospitals look to renegotiate deals with vaccine companies Jun 10, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Private hospitals look to renegotiate deals with vaccine companies

    With limits on purchases and the prices they can charge, private hospitals are assessing the impact on their COVID-19 vaccination drives

  • Over 1.63 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses available with states/UTs: Centre Jun 06, 2021 12:17 PM IST

    Over 1.63 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses available with states/UTs: Centre

    The total consumption, including wastage, stands at 22,65,08,508 doses, according to data available at 8 am on June 6.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 31 lakh vaccine doses administered on June 5; total crosses 23 crore Jun 06, 2021 11:07 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 31 lakh vaccine doses administered on June 5; total crosses 23 crore

    On day-141 of the vaccination drive (June 5, 2021), a total of 31,20,451 vaccine doses were given.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights | Over 31 lakh vaccine doses administered on June 5; total crosses 23 crore Jun 05, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights | Over 31 lakh vaccine doses administered on June 5; total crosses 23 crore

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 22.78 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

  • Mumbai likely to get 87,000 Covishield doses on June 4: Mayor Kishori Pednekar Jun 03, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Mumbai likely to get 87,000 Covishield doses on June 4: Mayor Kishori Pednekar

    Due to the unavailability of enough number of vaccine doses, the COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai was suspended on Thursday at centres run by the city civic body and the Maharashtra government, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) earlier said.

  • Serum Institute seeks DCGI nod to manufacture Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine Jun 03, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Serum Institute seeks DCGI nod to manufacture Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

    Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is currently being manufactured in India by Dr Reddy's Laboratories.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 22 lakh jabs given on June 2; total vaccination coverage crosses 22 crore Jun 03, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 22 lakh jabs given on June 2; total vaccination coverage crosses 22 crore

    India has achieved a significant milestone as the cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 22 crore mark, according to the 7 pm provisional report, the Union Health Ministry said.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | Government panel to study whether single-dose Covishield provides enough immunity: Report May 31, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | Government panel to study whether single-dose Covishield provides enough immunity: Report

    The vaccines based on single-dose regimen could allow India to expand its immunisation programme coverage in a shorter period of time.

  • COVID-19 vaccine mix and match trial to begin in few weeks: Dr NK Arora May 31, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine mix and match trial to begin in few weeks: Dr NK Arora

    The chairman of the COVID-19 working group under the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) said approximately eight vaccines may be mixed and matched as part of the process.

  • Will be able to manufacture, supply 10 crore Covishield doses in June: Serum Institute to Centre May 30, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    Will be able to manufacture, supply 10 crore Covishield doses in June: Serum Institute to Centre

    In a recent letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, SII said its employees have been working round the clock in spite of various challenges because of the pandemic.

  • COVID-19 vaccine | India needs to ramp up production to inoculate one crore people a day, says AIIMS chief May 29, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | India needs to ramp up production to inoculate one crore people a day, says AIIMS chief

    The need to boost vaccine production, as stated by AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria, comes in the backdrop of several states reporting a shortage in vaccine supply that has hindered their respective inoculation programmes.

  • Herd Immunity Tracker: Vaccine supply now gets a shot in the arm May 28, 2021 08:16 AM IST

    Herd Immunity Tracker: Vaccine supply now gets a shot in the arm

    In India, only 3.3% of total population has been fully vaccinated till now against 42% each in the US and the UK

  • COVID-19 vaccination: States, UTs will receive 11 lakh doses within 3 days, says Centre May 27, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination: States, UTs will receive 11 lakh doses within 3 days, says Centre

    11,42,630 doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the states and UTs within the next three days, the ministry said.

  • Reliance Industries launches India’s largest private COVID vaccination drive; to give free jabs to over 1.3 million employees, their families May 27, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Reliance Industries launches India’s largest private COVID vaccination drive; to give free jabs to over 1.3 million employees, their families

    RIL's vaccination drive is expected to reduce the burden of India's public healthcare institutions.

  • India plans to study effectiveness of AstraZeneca, Bharat Biotech vaccines May 26, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    India plans to study effectiveness of AstraZeneca, Bharat Biotech vaccines

    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will review 3,000-5,000 people above 45 years of age, of which up to 80 percent will be those who have taken the AstraZeneca vaccine made locally by the Serum Institute of India. The rest will have taken Covaxin jointly developed by local firm Bharat Biotech and ICMR.

  • COVID-19 vaccine | Moderna's single-dose in India likely next year May 25, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | Moderna's single-dose in India likely next year

    .While Moderna has conveyed to Indian authorities that it does not have surplus vaccines to share in 2021, there are limited prospects of Johnson & Johnson exporting its jabs from the US to other countries in the near future, the sources privy to discussions added.

  • Karnataka receives 3 lakh Covishield vaccines from Centre May 25, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    Karnataka receives 3 lakh Covishield vaccines from Centre

    The state has set a target to vaccinate all the eligible groups by the year end. Karnataka is among the states with high COVID prevalence.

  • COVID-19 Vaccines | Delhi to get 1st drive-through vaccination centre on Wednesday May 24, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccines | Delhi to get 1st drive-through vaccination centre on Wednesday

    Akash Healthcare has procured 30,000 Covishield doses for inoculation of the 18-44 age group at the centre, an official said. The jabs will be given from 9 AM to 5 PM.

  • Delhi received 1.5 lakh Covishield doses for 45 plus age group: AAP MLA Atishi May 24, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    Delhi received 1.5 lakh Covishield doses for 45 plus age group: AAP MLA Atishi

    "However, there are no Covaxin stocks available. It is worrying since there are many people who have received the first dose and are due for their second," AAP MLA Atishi said.

  • Covishield wastage reduced from 8% to 1%, while Covaxin wastage decreased from 17% to 4%: Govt May 22, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    Covishield wastage reduced from 8% to 1%, while Covaxin wastage decreased from 17% to 4%: Govt

    Agarwal said a continuous decline in the COVID-19 active cases has been noted in the last 20 days.

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine 80% effective against B1.617.2 variant: UK study May 22, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine 80% effective against B1.617.2 variant: UK study

    The Oxford-AstraZeneca two-dose vaccine is also being produced by the Serum Institute of India as Covishield and being administered among the adult population in India to protect against the deadly virus.

  • India to procure 216 crore vaccine doses, vaccinate everyone above 18 by 2021-end: Harsh Vardhan May 22, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    India to procure 216 crore vaccine doses, vaccinate everyone above 18 by 2021-end: Harsh Vardhan

    Dr Harsh Vardhan also requested the states and UTs to be vigilant against the wastage of jabs, the statement said.

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