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  • 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.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Gujarat has received 2.76 lakh Covishield vaccine doses Jan 12, 2021 10:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Gujarat has received 2.76 lakh Covishield vaccine doses

    Gujarat Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja said that strict vigil will be maintained at the vaccine storage centres, and that the government will ensure that the identified people only receive the jabs.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Maharashtra receives 9.63 lakh Covishield doses, inoculation at 511 centres Jan 12, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Maharashtra receives 9.63 lakh Covishield doses, inoculation at 511 centres

    The government has compiled a database of 7.84 health workers who will be vaccinated in the first phase.

  • COVID-19 vaccine FAQs: Can you choose your vaccine, what will be the cost and other questions answered Jan 12, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine FAQs: Can you choose your vaccine, what will be the cost and other questions answered

    Registration can be done only using the CoWin app. However, the app is yet to be released in the public domain.

  • India's COVID-19 vaccination drive likely to last beyond one year: Health ministry Jan 12, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    India's COVID-19 vaccination drive likely to last beyond one year: Health ministry

    The health ministry has said no coronavirus vaccine beneficiary in India will get the choice to select a vaccine of their choice. They can get either of the two COVID-19 vaccines that have got approval in India - SII's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin.

  • SII to sell Covishield for Rs 1,000 per dose in private markets: Adar Poonawalla Jan 12, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    SII to sell Covishield for Rs 1,000 per dose in private markets: Adar Poonawalla

    The first 100 million doses of Covishield were sold only to the Government of India at a special price of Rs 200 because SII wanted to support the common man, the vulnerable, the poor, and healthcare workers, said SII CEO Adar Poonawalla.

  • India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive in numbers Jan 12, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive in numbers

    India’s cold chain system consists of over 85,000 storage equipment at about 28,932 cold chain points across the country.

  • Karnataka receives first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines Jan 12, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    Karnataka receives first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines

    The state government has already said that about 16 lakh frontline workers in the state will be administered a vaccine against COVID-19 in the first phase at 235 sites.

  • Security enhanced at airport as first batch of COVID vaccine reaches Delhi Jan 12, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    Security enhanced at airport as first batch of COVID vaccine reaches Delhi

    Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Rajeev Ranjan said PCR vans along with local police will escort the vehicles carrying vaccines to its designated places.

  • Mumbai airport to handle over half of SII's Covishield vaccine Jan 11, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    Mumbai airport to handle over half of SII's Covishield vaccine

    The Indian government will launch the vaccination drive from January 16, and the transportation of the vaccines may begun from January 11, to ensure a steady supply chain.

  • COVID-19 vaccine | SII secures purchase order for Covishield from Indian government Jan 11, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | SII secures purchase order for Covishield from Indian government

    Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, which is being manufactured by SII in India, will be available for Rs 220 per vial (inclusive of 14% GST) in the country.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: India's COVID-19 fatality rate declines to 1.44%; daily deaths below 300 for last 16 days Jan 10, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: India's COVID-19 fatality rate declines to 1.44%; daily deaths below 300 for last 16 days

    Coronavirus News Updates: India has recorded over 1.04 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 1.50 lakh related deaths so far. The Indian regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for Covishield and Covaxin vaccines.

  • In vaccine transport, a pain point emerges—poor airport infra at pharma hubs Jan 09, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    In vaccine transport, a pain point emerges—poor airport infra at pharma hubs

    The airport at Pune, where the Serum Institute is based, is undergoing runway resurfacing. Pharma clusters around Bengaluru and Chennai are serviced from respective airports but the rest have one challenge or the other.

  • Covishield vaccine rollout delayed; Serum Institute yet to receive order from Centre Jan 09, 2021 01:37 PM IST

    Covishield vaccine rollout delayed; Serum Institute yet to receive order from Centre

    Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has expressed confidence that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will happen in a few days.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights | Development of COVID vaccines is major step for Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: President Ram Nath Kovind Jan 09, 2021 07:37 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights | Development of COVID vaccines is major step for Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: President Ram Nath Kovind

    Coronavirus News Highlights: India has recorded over 1.0 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1.50 lakh related deaths so far. The Indian regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for Covishield and Covaxin vaccines.

  • PM Modi to meet all CMs over coronavirus vaccine roll-out on January 11 Jan 08, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    PM Modi to meet all CMs over coronavirus vaccine roll-out on January 11

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to discuss the preparations being made for the COVID-19 vaccination drive with the chief minister.

  • The government’s vaccine cost dilemma Jan 08, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    The government’s vaccine cost dilemma

    There are two potential suppliers – but only one has proven efficacy. And that is causing a problem in negotiating the cost of the vaccine

  • The vaccine controversy deals a big blow to India’s global profile Jan 07, 2021 08:59 AM IST

    The vaccine controversy deals a big blow to India’s global profile

    The unseemly hurry to hand out approvals without adequate data in at least one case has long term implications for the Indian vaccine industry’s reputation

  • COVID vaccine expected to arrive early next week in Delhi, immunisation preparations underway Jan 06, 2021 10:17 PM IST

    COVID vaccine expected to arrive early next week in Delhi, immunisation preparations underway

    The city government is creating a massive storage facility at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) and the police administration has been informed about the imminent arrival of the vaccine lot.

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