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  • A sneak peek into world’s biggest vaccine factory—Serum Institute of India Jan 23, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    A sneak peek into world’s biggest vaccine factory—Serum Institute of India

    The palm-fringed Pune campus, whose grounds boast horse-shaped topiaries in a playful nod to the firm's origins, is home to several buildings where vaccines are manufactured and scrutinised for quality before being deposited into sterilised vials and stored for delivery.

  • 'Dhanyawad': Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro thanks PM Narendra Modi as India dispatches 2 million vaccine doses Jan 22, 2021 11:11 PM IST

    'Dhanyawad': Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro thanks PM Narendra Modi as India dispatches 2 million vaccine doses

    A shipment of 2 million doses of Covishield, the Indian variant of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, was dispatched from Mumbai on January 22.

  • COVID-19 vaccination: Over 2.2 lakh inoculated on January 22, total beneficiaries cross 12.7 lakh Jan 22, 2021 09:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination: Over 2.2 lakh inoculated on January 22, total beneficiaries cross 12.7 lakh

    A total of 2,28,563 beneficiaries have so far been vaccinated for COVID-19 till 6 pm on the seventh day of the vaccination drive - January 22.

  • Serum Institute of India fire | No harm to Covishield, extent of damage more than Rs 1,000 crore, says CEO Adar Poonawalla Jan 22, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    Serum Institute of India fire | No harm to Covishield, extent of damage more than Rs 1,000 crore, says CEO Adar Poonawalla

    On January 21, five people lost their lives in the fire that broke out at the Special Economic Zone at the Manjri plant of SII. However, the fire had had no impact on the production of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, said CEO Adar Poonawalla.

  • Serum Institute of India Fire | Vaccine maker promises Rs 25 lakh compensation to the kin of dead Jan 21, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    Serum Institute of India Fire | Vaccine maker promises Rs 25 lakh compensation to the kin of dead

    Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Chairman and Managing Director of SII offered his condolences to the mourning families and assured them about the compensation amount in addition to the mandated amount as per the norms.

  • Fire breaks out twice at SII facility in Pune, 5 dead; See pictures Jan 21, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Fire breaks out twice at SII facility in Pune, 5 dead; See pictures

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will visit Serum Institute of India's facility in Pune on January 22 to take stock of the situation.

  • 5 die in Serum Institute of India fire in Pune; no impact on Covishield Jan 21, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    5 die in Serum Institute of India fire in Pune; no impact on Covishield

    CEO Adar Poonawalla said equipment worth hundreds of crores were damaged in the fire, and the company is expected to face revenue loss of more than Rs 1,000 crore over the next one to two years.

  • Status check on COVID-19 vaccines in pipeline for India over next six months Jan 20, 2021 08:44 PM IST

    Status check on COVID-19 vaccines in pipeline for India over next six months

    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.

  • 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine wasted in Delhi as fewer people line up for jabs: Health officials Jan 20, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine wasted in Delhi as fewer people line up for jabs: Health officials

    The authorities have been red-flagged about the wastage of doses - which has emerged as an issue of concern in the past four days of immunisation programme.

  • 1,000 doses of Covishield vaccine found 'frozen' in Assam, probe ordered Jan 19, 2021 10:21 PM IST

    1,000 doses of Covishield vaccine found 'frozen' in Assam, probe ordered

    The 100 vials at SMCH were allegedly stored at sub-zero temperature, which led to the freezing of the vaccine doses.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | India announces supply of coronavirus vaccines to six countries under grant assistance Jan 19, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | India announces supply of coronavirus vaccines to six countries under grant assistance

    MEA said India will supply COVID-19 vaccines to partner countries over the coming weeks and months in a phased manner keeping in view the domestic requirements.

  • Covid-19 vaccination | On Day 1, hospitals rush to inoculate their own staff Jan 16, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Covid-19 vaccination | On Day 1, hospitals rush to inoculate their own staff

    The national capital has been at the forefront as it is one of the worst affected by COVID-19 among Indian cities with 6.31 lakh infections and 10,732 deaths as a result of the pandemic, since April.

  • COVID-19 vaccination: Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla gets Covishield shot to allay safety concerns Jan 16, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination: Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla gets Covishield shot to allay safety concerns

    The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had earlier this month approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute.

  • COVID-19 vaccination: All you need to know about the two vaccines, registration process and more Jan 16, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination: All you need to know about the two vaccines, registration process and more

    India has started its COVID-19 vaccination drive. Here's a look at the two vaccines that have been approved for restricted emergency use, and answers to all your questions about the jabs, the registration process and more

  • COVID-19 vaccination | From price to availability, all your questions answered Jan 16, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination | From price to availability, all your questions answered

    As the COVID-19 vaccination drive begins in India, here are the answers to all your questions.

  • Even vaccinated people will need to take precautions against COVID-19 Jan 16, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    Even vaccinated people will need to take precautions against COVID-19

    Both Covishield and Covaxin will be administered in two doses that are four weeks apart, indicating that it will take some time for those who have taken the shots to develop immunity.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Highlights: Over 1.65 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated across 3,351 sites on Jan 16, says government Jan 16, 2021 07:33 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccination Highlights: Over 1.65 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated across 3,351 sites on Jan 16, says government

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s massive COVID-19 vaccination exercise via a video conference on January 16.

  • COVID-19 vaccination: Here’s which vaccine states have received and what they have planned Jan 16, 2021 07:13 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination: Here’s which vaccine states have received and what they have planned

    The Health Ministry has clarified that both the approved vaccines - Covishield and COVAXIN - will be treated at par.

  • Timeline: How India prepared for the massive COVID-19 vaccination drive Jan 16, 2021 07:06 AM IST

    Timeline: How India prepared for the massive COVID-19 vaccination drive

    The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination exercise, pegged as the world’s largest, has been in planning for months.

  • No choice between vaccines will be given to priority group: Head of epidemiology, ICMR Jan 15, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    No choice between vaccines will be given to priority group: Head of epidemiology, ICMR

    Samiran Panda, head of epidemiology and communicable diseases division, ICMR has also assured that the vaccines being administered in India will be effective against the UK variant of the coronavirus

  • EC nod to use its data for COVID vaccination drive; wants data to be deleted after exercise is over Jan 15, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    EC nod to use its data for COVID vaccination drive; wants data to be deleted after exercise is over

    The commission also said that the data should be deleted by health authorities once the vaccination exercise concludes, they said.

  • COVID-19 vaccination in Delhi | Over 8,000 health workers to be vaccinated every day; all you need to know Jan 15, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination in Delhi | Over 8,000 health workers to be vaccinated every day; all you need to know

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that vaccine will be administered on four days of the week -- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Each day 100 persons will be vaccinated.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Bharat Biotech air-ships Covaxin to 11 cities Jan 13, 2021 09:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Bharat Biotech air-ships Covaxin to 11 cities

    The Hyderabad-based vaccine major said it has donated 16.5 lakh doses to the Government of India.

  • PM Narendra Modi to launch CoWin app on January 16, virtually kickoff India's vaccination drive Jan 13, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi to launch CoWin app on January 16, virtually kickoff India's vaccination drive

    Around three crore frontline workers, including one crore medics, are scheduled to be inoculated in the first phase.

  • First batch of 94,000 doses of Covishield vaccine reaches Madhya Pradesh Jan 13, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    First batch of 94,000 doses of Covishield vaccine reaches Madhya Pradesh

    The batch of the vaccine doses arrived at the Raja Bhoj Airport in a scheduled flight from Mumbai, said the official of the Public Relations Department.

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