Jan 16, 2021 07:06 AM IST
The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination exercise, pegged as the world’s largest, has been in planning for months.
- Jan 15, 2021 05:17 PM IST
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
- Jan 15, 2021 04:30 PM IST
The commission also said that the data should be deleted by health authorities once the vaccination exercise concludes, they said.
- Jan 15, 2021 02:54 PM IST
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.
- Jan 13, 2021 09:02 PM IST
The Hyderabad-based vaccine major said it has donated 16.5 lakh doses to the Government of India.
- Jan 13, 2021 03:25 PM IST
Around three crore frontline workers, including one crore medics, are scheduled to be inoculated in the first phase.
- Jan 13, 2021 03:20 PM IST
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.
- Jan 12, 2021 10:08 PM IST
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.
- Jan 12, 2021 09:50 PM IST
The government has compiled a database of 7.84 health workers who will be vaccinated in the first phase.
- Jan 12, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Registration can be done only using the CoWin app. However, the app is yet to be released in the public domain.
- Jan 12, 2021 04:32 PM IST
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.
- Jan 12, 2021 03:42 PM IST
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.
- Jan 12, 2021 02:27 PM IST
India’s cold chain system consists of over 85,000 storage equipment at about 28,932 cold chain points across the country.
- Jan 12, 2021 01:15 PM IST
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.
- Jan 12, 2021 11:14 AM IST
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.
- Jan 11, 2021 05:24 PM IST
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.
- Jan 11, 2021 04:58 PM IST
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.
- Jan 10, 2021 07:29 AM IST
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.
- Jan 09, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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.
- Jan 09, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has expressed confidence that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will happen in a few days.
- Jan 09, 2021 07:37 AM IST
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.
- Jan 08, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to discuss the preparations being made for the COVID-19 vaccination drive with the chief minister.
- Jan 08, 2021 08:32 AM IST
There are two potential suppliers – but only one has proven efficacy. And that is causing a problem in negotiating the cost of the vaccine
- Jan 07, 2021 08:59 AM IST
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
- Jan 06, 2021 10:17 PM IST
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.