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  • Coronavirus | Germans clamour for COVID-19 vaccines, but shun AstraZeneca’s offering Feb 26, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Germans clamour for COVID-19 vaccines, but shun AstraZeneca’s offering

    Many people — including health workers — are skipping appointments or refusing to sign up for the AstraZeneca shot, which they fear is less effective than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

  • Pfizer submits data showing COVID-19 vaccine's stability in refrigerators Feb 19, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    Pfizer submits data showing COVID-19 vaccine's stability in refrigerators

    Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine, along with Moderna Inc’s two-dose vaccine, won the U.S. emergency use authorization (EUA) and is being widely distributed as part of the country’s mass vaccination efforts.

  • EU says Moderna to fill vaccine gap by March Feb 16, 2021 07:31 PM IST

    EU says Moderna to fill vaccine gap by March

    EU Commission spokeswoman Vivian Loonella told reporters that Moderna told EU authorities about delays in vaccine deliveries for this month, but that “it's likely" the US company “will be caught up in March.”

  • COVID-19 vaccine tracker| India may emerge as second largest vaccine maker after the US: Report Feb 15, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine tracker| India may emerge as second largest vaccine maker after the US: Report

    Prior to COVID-19 pandemic, India had been producing 60 percent of the world's vaccines for various diseases at an affordable rate.

  • Moderna to supply COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan and Colombia Feb 10, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Moderna to supply COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan and Colombia

    Deliveries are expected to begin in mid-2021, the company added.

  • Moderna COVID-19 jabs can be up to six weeks apart: WHO Jan 26, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Moderna COVID-19 jabs can be up to six weeks apart: WHO

    The WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) also insisted international travellers should not be prioritised for any COVID-19 jabs for the time being.

  • Tata Sons may partner with Moderna to launch COVID-19 vaccine in India: Report Jan 25, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Tata Sons may partner with Moderna to launch COVID-19 vaccine in India: Report

    India has begun its immunisation programme against COVID-19 with two vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin.

  • 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.

  • Possible allergic reactions to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine under probe Jan 20, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Possible allergic reactions to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine under probe

    The confirmation comes after California State Epidemiologist Dr Erica Pan on Sunday recommended halting the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.

  • First coronavirus vaccines reach prison at Guantánamo Bay Jan 13, 2021 11:24 PM IST

    First coronavirus vaccines reach prison at Guantánamo Bay

    About 6,000 people live at the base, but the detention center apparently received a separate supply of the vaccines for its personnel.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine is just 50% effective, say Brazil researchers Jan 13, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine is just 50% effective, say Brazil researchers

    Last week, the Brazil's Butantan Institute had said that the efficacy rate of CoronaVac was 78 percent and claimed to offer total protection against severe cases of the disease.

  • UK approves Moderna vaccine for rollout against COVID-19 Jan 08, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    UK approves Moderna vaccine for rollout against COVID-19

    However, supplies of the new jab are not expected to be available until the spring in a few weeks’ time as the UK has pre-ordered 7 million doses.

  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shows 94.1% efficacy in trial: Study Dec 31, 2020 01:08 PM IST

    Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shows 94.1% efficacy in trial: Study

    The study, published on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that among over 30,000 participants randomised to receive the vaccine or a placebo, 11 in the vaccine group developed symptomatic COVID-19 compared to 185 participants who received the placebo.

  • Explained: Is CoWIN, India's digital vaccine management solution, ready for a massive rollout? Dec 30, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    Explained: Is CoWIN, India's digital vaccine management solution, ready for a massive rollout?

    CoWIN (COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network) is a repurposed version of eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network), an indigenously developed platform in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Its success will be crucial to the implementation of the country's vaccination drive.

  • Despite hi-tech advances, many Europeans wary of taking COVID shot Dec 27, 2020 10:46 PM IST

    Despite hi-tech advances, many Europeans wary of taking COVID shot

    But surveys have pointed to high levels of hesitancy towards inoculation in countries from France to Poland, with many used to vaccines taking decades to develop, not just months.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Uncertainty over Sinovac shot’s effectiveness an issue despite trail results in Brazil, Turkey Dec 25, 2020 04:05 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Uncertainty over Sinovac shot’s effectiveness an issue despite trail results in Brazil, Turkey

    On Thursday, Sao Paulo state Health Secretary Jean Gorinchteyn confirmed that China's Sinovac vaccine "didn’t reach 90%" efficacy, making it less successful than those developed by Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc.

  • COVID-19 vaccines update | Drugmakers rush to test whether vaccines stop coronavirus variant Dec 22, 2020 09:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccines update | Drugmakers rush to test whether vaccines stop coronavirus variant

    The mutation known as the B.1.1.7 lineage may be up to 70% more infectious and more of a concern for children. It has sown chaos in Britain, prompting a wave of travel bans that are disrupting trade with Europe and threatening to further isolate the island country.

  • A booster shot for business and markets Dec 21, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    A booster shot for business and markets

    A successful vaccination programme with quick nationwide coverage is what the economy needs

  • Moderna COVID-19 shots leave warehouses, widening US immunization push Dec 20, 2020 05:50 PM IST

    Moderna COVID-19 shots leave warehouses, widening US immunization push

    The distribution of Moderna's vaccine to more than 3,700 locations in the United States will vastly widen the rollout started last week by Pfizer Inc.

  • Moderna says CDC panel recommends its COVID-19 vaccine for adults Dec 20, 2020 11:14 AM IST

    Moderna says CDC panel recommends its COVID-19 vaccine for adults

    The panel voted 11-0 in favor of the vaccine and 0 members voted against, the company said in a press release.

  • Multibagger in making? Here's why Moderna share price soared 7 times in 2020 Dec 19, 2020 11:38 AM IST

    Multibagger in making? Here's why Moderna share price soared 7 times in 2020

    Moderna vaccine can be stored at 2 to 8 degrees and the size of sales of Moderna last year is relatively way smaller, just 60 million USD. No wonder the share price soared 7 times this year.

  • Explainer: How Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine stacks up against Pfizer/BioNTech's Dec 19, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Explainer: How Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine stacks up against Pfizer/BioNTech's

    Both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines target the crown-like spikes on the surface of the novel coronavirus that it uses to break into healthy human cells. So, how are they different?

  • COVID-19 | Test, trace, vaccinate should be the mantra Dec 19, 2020 10:06 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Test, trace, vaccinate should be the mantra

    When COVID-19 vaccines become available in India, with correct scientific information, along with clear and coherent policies for the vaccine, high level of acceptance of the vaccines can be easily expected in India

  • US approves Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 Dec 19, 2020 06:55 AM IST

    US approves Moderna vaccine for COVID-19

    The US Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health.

  • Moderna vaccine shows 'no specific safety concerns', has 94.1% efficacy: US regulator Dec 15, 2020 07:02 PM IST

    Moderna vaccine shows 'no specific safety concerns', has 94.1% efficacy: US regulator

    The FDA was upbeat on the vaccine, saying there were "no specific safety concerns identified that would preclude issuance of an EUA (emergency use authorization" and confirmed an overall efficacy of 94.1 percent.

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