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  • EXCLUSIVE I Measles: 85 districts in 16 states selected for phase 1 outbreak response immunisation Dec 02, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE I Measles: 85 districts in 16 states selected for phase 1 outbreak response immunisation

    The Centre has said that in the affected geographies, patients are largely unvaccinated and the average coverage of the measles rubella vaccination is also significantly below the national average.

  • Bharat Biotech's intranasal COVID-19 vaccine iNCOVACC gets CDSCO nod for heterologous booster doses Nov 28, 2022 07:30 PM IST

    Bharat Biotech's intranasal COVID-19 vaccine iNCOVACC gets CDSCO nod for heterologous booster doses

    The vaccine candidate was evaluated in Phases I, II and III clinical trials with successful results and has been specifically formulated to allow intranasal delivery through nasal drops

  • German panel recommends COVID-19 shot only for at-risk youngsters Nov 17, 2022 07:19 PM IST

    German panel recommends COVID-19 shot only for at-risk youngsters

    The head of the panel of 18 appointees, known as STIKO, said there was no clear case for broad use, citing a lack of data to rule out any rare side effects and no signs of the infection causing severe illness in otherwise healthy children.

  • Samuel L Katz, a developer of the measles vaccine, dies at 95 Nov 10, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Samuel L Katz, a developer of the measles vaccine, dies at 95

    Worldwide, measles killed 2.6 million people a year before the availability of vaccines. Dr Katz took up the fight against measles in 1956, when he joined a laboratory at Children’s Hospital Medical Centre run by Dr John Enders

  • 50 million doses of Covaxin set to expire early 2023 due to poor off take Nov 06, 2022 11:14 AM IST

    50 million doses of Covaxin set to expire early 2023 due to poor off take

    As the infection rate has been sturdily declining globally, exports of Covaxin were negatively impacted with poor off take by foreign countries.

  • Pfizer, BioNTech start COVID-flu combination vaccine study Nov 03, 2022 07:33 PM IST

    Pfizer, BioNTech start COVID-flu combination vaccine study

    The early-stage study, which is being sponsored by BioNTech, aims to evaluate the combination shot's safety, tolerability and immunogenicity, or the ability to generate immune response.

  • Serum Institute to produce Ebola vaccine for use in Uganda outbreak Oct 18, 2022 07:31 AM IST

    Serum Institute to produce Ebola vaccine for use in Uganda outbreak

    The response to Uganda's outbreak has been blunted by the absence of a proven vaccine against the Sudan strain of the virus.

  • Vaccines to treat cancer? Experts say it's possible before 2030 Oct 17, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    Vaccines to treat cancer? Experts say it's possible before 2030

    The founders of Germany-based BioNTech, who partnered with Pfizer to create a COVID-19 vaccine, said the same mRNA technology could be used to fight bowel cancer, melanoma and other malignancies.

  • Moneycontrol Daily: Your Essential 7 Oct 17, 2022 06:08 AM IST

    Moneycontrol Daily: Your Essential 7

    A daily round-up of the most interesting articles to help jump-start the day.

  • Annual meet of Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network in Pune from Oct 20 Oct 16, 2022 08:26 PM IST

    Annual meet of Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network in Pune from Oct 20

    The meet is being co-hosted in Pune by Serum Institute of India along with DCVMN on the theme "Global Equity and Timely Access: COVID-19 & Beyond".

  • Health Ministry to stop procuring fresh COVID-19 vaccines, surrenders Rs 4,237 crore from vaccination budget Oct 16, 2022 05:57 PM IST

    Health Ministry to stop procuring fresh COVID-19 vaccines, surrenders Rs 4,237 crore from vaccination budget

    According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 219.32 crore doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered to beneficiaries across the country so far.

  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to U.S. vaccine rule for health workers Oct 03, 2022 08:25 PM IST

    Supreme Court turns away challenge to U.S. vaccine rule for health workers

    The justices turned away an appeal by the states after a lower court declined to immediately consider their claims that the vaccine rule violates federal administrative law and tramples over powers reserved for the states under the U.S. Constitution.

  • Cadila in talks with Centre, states for supply of three-dose rabies vaccine Sep 26, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Cadila in talks with Centre, states for supply of three-dose rabies vaccine

    The new vaccine cuts short the duration of treatment and saves lives by making compliance easier.

  • Hester Biosciences boosted by strong demand for goat pox vaccine Sep 26, 2022 01:45 PM IST

    Hester Biosciences boosted by strong demand for goat pox vaccine

    At 1:30 pm, the scrip was quoting at Rs 2,135 on the National Stock Exchange.

  • Canada to drop vaccine mandate at border September 30 Sep 23, 2022 09:28 AM IST

    Canada to drop vaccine mandate at border September 30

    No change in the mandate is expected in the US in the near term. Canada, like the United States, requires foreign nationals to be vaccinated when entering the country.

  • Discontinuation of small pox vaccine might have helped in resurgence of monkeypox cases: Doctors Sep 20, 2022 06:30 PM IST

    Discontinuation of small pox vaccine might have helped in resurgence of monkeypox cases: Doctors

    An editorial written by researchers from the Institute of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at the hospital, which was published in the current edition of the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, suggests that authorities should launch a programme for inoculating those aged below 45 years with the small pox vaccine since it provides 85 per cent protection.

  • US President Joe Biden announces launch of annual COVID-19 vaccine for Americans above 12 years of age Sep 07, 2022 07:38 AM IST

    US President Joe Biden announces launch of annual COVID-19 vaccine for Americans above 12 years of age

    We are launching a new vaccine our first in almost two years with a new approach. For most Americans, that means one COVID-19 shot, once a year, each fall, Biden said in a statement.

  • SII will try to launch Omicron-specific vaccine after six months: Adar Poonawalla Sep 01, 2022 03:17 PM IST

    SII will try to launch Omicron-specific vaccine after six months: Adar Poonawalla

    Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event, he said there is good data available for Covavax vaccine.

  • Cervical cancer vaccine to be launched in few months Sep 01, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    Cervical cancer vaccine to be launched in few months

    Union Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh on Thursday attended an event held to announce the scientific completion of the vaccine.

  • India's first indigenously developed vaccine for cervical cancer prevention to be launched September 1 Aug 31, 2022 05:32 PM IST

    India's first indigenously developed vaccine for cervical cancer prevention to be launched September 1

    Union Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh will launch the vaccine at IIC Delhi.

  • IISc's virus like particle may lead to new COVID-19 vaccine Aug 30, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    IISc's virus like particle may lead to new COVID-19 vaccine

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore have created and tested a brand-new COVID-19 vaccine candidate that resembles the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

  • Polio was almost eradicated. This year it staged a comeback. Aug 23, 2022 10:48 AM IST

    Polio was almost eradicated. This year it staged a comeback.

    Polio eradication is an uncompromising goal. The virus must disappear from every part of the world and stay gone, as new signs of the virus in a single country can derail the effort. In polio’s case, there were several ominous setbacks

  • India renews push for extending TRIPS waiver beyond Covid vaccines within two months of WTO deal Aug 22, 2022 04:29 PM IST

    India renews push for extending TRIPS waiver beyond Covid vaccines within two months of WTO deal

    At the global WTO summit in June, nations had agreed on loosening the intellectual property rights regime only for vaccines and deciding on similar concessions for all other Covid-19 treatments, diagnostics or technologies six months later.

  • Scientists discover 'weak spot' across all major COVID-19 variants Aug 19, 2022 06:11 PM IST

    Scientists discover 'weak spot' across all major COVID-19 variants

    The weakness can be targeted by neutralising antibodies, potentially paving the way for treatments that would be universally effective across variants.

  • UK to roll out next phase of booster vaccines from early September Aug 18, 2022 10:34 PM IST

    UK to roll out next phase of booster vaccines from early September

    NHS staff will begin vaccinating care home residents and people who are housebound in the first tranche, to be rolled out to others based on age group later.