Sunday, October 2, 2022

PM Modi's diplomacy led to US granting India special waiver for vaccine raw materials: Jaishankar

Vadodara (Gujarat) | October 1, 2022 10:28:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention led to the US granting India a special exemption from the imposition of its Defence Production Act (DPA) on raw materials for Indian vaccine manufacturers, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday... read..

DCGI allows export of approx 2 lakh doses of Malaria vaccine

By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | September 29, 2022 8:29:15 PM IST
The Drugs controller general of India (DCGI) allowed the export of approximately 2 lakh vaccine doses of Malaria which is produced in India, said sources on Thursday.... read..

Researchers develop new Zika vaccine that shows promise in animal models

Washington | September 29, 2022 7:28:39 PM IST
Researchers have developed a Zika vaccine technology that is highly effective and safe in preclinical mouse models.... read..

No link between heart dysfunction and COVID booster vaccines in India: Experts

By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | September 28, 2022 5:27:45 PM IST
Clearing the air around the effects of a booster dose of the vaccines, the health experts have said that there is no definite link between heart dysfunction and the precaution doses of the COVID shots.... read..

No link exists between heart dysfunction, COVID-19 booster vaccines available in India, say health experts

New Delhi | September 28, 2022 4:59:02 PM IST
No link exists between heart dysfunction and COVID-19 booster vaccines available in India, said health experts on Wednesday.... read..

Discontinuation of smallpox vaccine might have helped in resurgence in monkeypox cases: Experts

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The waning immunity in humans due to the discontinuation of smallpox vaccine has established the scope for the resurgence of monkey pox, as per a report published in the current edition of Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. The researchers from Insti... read..

Over 3.70 cr unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with States, UTs

New Delhi | September 18, 2022 11:29:02 AM IST
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that more than 3.70 crore unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the States and Union Territories to be administered.... read..

Biden boosts vaccine programme ahead of threats of fresh Covid-19 surge in winter

Washington |Saturday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
US President Joe Biden's administration has accelerated the vaccine programme to immunise more Americans in a major effort not to lose the momentum gained in the declining trend in Covid-19 infection outbreak in many parts of the country, ahead of the ons... read..

Central Drugs Lab to test anti-rabies vaccine samples after deaths reported in Kerala

New Delhi | September 14, 2022 11:29:48 PM IST
The Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) has received one batch of rabies vaccine and two batches of antisera for testing from Kerala. According to official sources, the samples have been sent for quality testing of the anti-rabies vaccine.... read..

Create clear framework of vaccine liability for manufacturer: Parl panel tells Health Ministry

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health has recommended the Health Ministry create a clear framework of vaccine liability for the manufacturer in case of Adverse Effect Following Immunisation (AEFI).... read..

Fundamentals of the recently launched cervical cancer vaccine by Art of Healing Cancer

Business | September 13, 2022 1:59:42 PM IST
Gurugram (Haryana) [India], September 13 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Cervical cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women globally according to World Health Organization (WHO). India accounts for one-fifth (1/5th) of the global burden of the disease.... read..

Vaccines significantly lower risk of long-term effects of COVID-19

Ramat Gan | September 8, 2022 8:28:20 PM IST
A new study demonstrates that receiving at least two doses of Pfizer vaccinations significantly lowers the majority of the long-term symptoms people observed months after getting COVID-19.... read..

Bharat Biotech-made iNCOVACC becomes world's first intranasal COVID vaccine to get EUA

New Delhi | September 6, 2022 8:59:55 PM IST
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) rendered an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Bharat Biotech for the intranasal vaccine- iNCOVACC, said officials on Tuesday.... read..

Bangladesh PM Hasina lauds Modi for evacuating Bangladeshi students from Ukraine, Vaccine Maitri programme; calls India "tested friend"

Dhaka | September 4, 2022 10:58:17 AM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi led initiative towards rescuing students of her country who were stuck in eastern Europe following the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.... read..

Over 5.58 cr unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses available with States, UTs

New Delhi | September 4, 2022 2:58:26 PM IST
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that more than 5.58 crore unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the States and Union Territories to be administered.... read..

Bombay HC issues notice to Central govt, Bill Gates, Serum Institute over plea on alleged Covid vaccine death

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 3, 2022 10:28:24 AM IST
The Bombay High Court issued notices to the Government of India, Serum Institute of India (SII), Microsoft founder Bill Gates, All India Institute of Medical Science Director, DCGI chief and others after a petition was filed by father of a late front line... read..

More than 201.36 crore vaccine doses provided to States, UTs under vaccination drive: Centre

New Delhi | September 2, 2022 2:57:54 PM IST
The Union Government provided over 201.36 crore vaccines to states and Union Territories in the fight against Covid-19 and of these more than 5.47 crore doses are still available, according to official data.... read..

Cost of cervical cancer vaccine Cervavac will be between Rs 200-400: Adar Poonawala

General News | September 1, 2022 7:58:45 PM IST
By Shalini Bhardwaj... read..

Covishield usage highest as precaution dose for Covid-19 compared to other vaccines

By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | August 30, 2022 5:29:42 PM IST
The usage of Covishield has been the highest as the precaution dose for COVID-19 as compared to other vaccines, said Union Health Ministry sources on Tuesday.... read..

US donates nine million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Pakistan

Islamabad | August 27, 2022 6:57:58 PM IST
The United States on Friday donated nine million pediatric and adult doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Pakistan. "As part of the U.S. commitment to provide 77 million doses of US COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan, an additional nine million pediatric and adult do... read..

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech over patent infringement of its Covid vaccine

New York |Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Biotechnology major Moderna on Friday sued rival Pfizer and BioNTech over alleged infringement of its messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine technology patents.... read..

Nigeria introduces Bharat Biotech's Rotavac vaccine to immunise children

Hyderabad (Telangana) | August 24, 2022 3:28:57 PM IST
Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL), the Indian vaccines and bio-therapeutics manufacturer, on Wednesday announced that its rotavirus oral vaccine ROTAVAC has been introduced to immunise its children from the life-threatening diarrhoeal disease th... read..

Russia develops Delta & Omicron-adapted Sputnik V vaccine

Moscow | August 23, 2022 3:59:03 PM IST
Russia's Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology (Gamaleya Center) and the Russian Direct Investment Fund announced the development of the Sputnik V vaccine specifically adapted against Delta and Omicron variants of coronavirus.... read..

WHO says Monkeypox vaccines efficacy below 100 per cent

Geneva | August 18, 2022 5:28:48 AM IST
Vaccines against monkeypox are not 100 per cent effective and that is why, people must reduce their own risks of infection, WHO technical lead Rosamund Lewis said on Wednesday.... read..

Finance Ministry contributed over Rs 900 cr in COVID vaccine development: Official

New Delhi | August 18, 2022 1:27:35 AM IST
The Union Finance Ministry contributed more than Rs 900 crore to COVID vaccine development under 'Mission COVID Suraskha' resulting in India becoming a leader in vaccine production, said a top official.... read..

India has made remarkable contribution in vaccine production: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi | August 17, 2022 7:28:02 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that India has made a remarkable contribution over the decades in vaccine production and now supplies nearly 60 per cent of the world's demand.... read..

Millions more children to benefit from world's first malaria vaccine: UNICEF

New York | August 17, 2022 3:26:58 AM IST
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has awarded a contract for the first ever supply of a malaria vaccine to pharmaceutical company GSK with a value of up to USD 170 million.... read..

Bharat Biotech completes clinical development for phase III trials, booster doses for BBV154 intranasal Covid vaccine

Hyderabad (Telangana) | August 15, 2022 4:27:56 PM IST
Bharat Biotech International on Monday said that BBV154 (intranasal vaccine) has proven to be safe, well-tolerated, and immunogenic in subjects in controlled clinical trials.... read..

Indigenous vaccine launched to protect livestock from Lumpy Skin disease

New Delhi |Thursday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday launched the indigenous Lumpi-ProVacInd vaccine to protect livestock from Lumpy Skin disease.... read..

Corbevax approved as heterologous vaccine for precaution dose: Centre

New Delhi |Thursday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The Centre on Wednesday approved Biological E's Corbevax as a heterologous precaution dose for adults above 18 years for restricted use with two doses of either Covishield or Covaxin.... read..

Indigenous vaccine for lumpy skin disease launched, big relief for livestock

New Delhi | August 10, 2022 9:29:11 PM IST
Providing relief to the livestock of the country, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday launched the indigenous vaccine Lumpi-ProVac to protect livestock from Lumpy skin disease.... read..

Telangana : Harish Rao writes to Union Health Minister, asks for 50 lakhs Covishield vaccines

Hyderabad (Telangana) | August 9, 2022 3:28:10 PM IST
Finance, Health, Medical and Family Welfare Minister of Telangana, Thanneeru Harish Rao wrote to Union Health and Family Welfare minister Manusukh Mandaviya requesting him to supply 50 lakhs doses of Covishield vaccine urgently to the state.... read..

Over 7.20 cr unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses available with States, UTs

New Delhi | August 7, 2022 11:56:58 AM IST
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that more than 7.20 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the States and Union Territories to be administered.... read..

More than 196.89 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to States, UTs

New Delhi | August 6, 2022 11:57:11 AM IST
The Union Government on Saturday informed that more than 196.89-crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided till date to States and Union Territories.... read..

Centre has sanctioned one crore vaccines for foot and mouth disease, says Karnataka Minister

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | August 4, 2022 11:58:39 PM IST
Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B Chavan on Thursday said that the Central Government has agreed to give one crore vaccines soon to the state to control foot and mouth disease under the National Cattle Mission Scheme.... read..

CAA to be implemented after Covid-19 booster vaccine programme is completed: Amit Shah

New Delhi | August 2, 2022 8:26:29 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented after the COVID-19 precaution dose vaccination programme is completed.... read..

ICMR invites EoI for developing monkeypox vaccine, diagnostic kits

New Delhi |Thursday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The Indian Council of Medical Research on Wednesday invited Expressions of Interest for the development of vaccine and diagnostic kits for monkeypox.... read..

Centre floats tender to develop monkeypox vaccine

New Delhi | July 28, 2022 3:26:34 AM IST
Days after monkeypox cases were reported from parts of India, the Central Government has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) in developing a vaccine against monkeypox virus.... read..

4 million Indonesian medical workers to get 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Asia | July 27, 2022 11:57:45 PM IST
Jakarta [Indonesia], July 27 (ANI/Xinhua): Four million medical workers will receive a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine amid increasing transmissions triggered by the virus' sub-variants in Indonesia, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Wednesd... read..

Pharma companies initiate discussions with Centre for development of monkeypox vaccine

By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | July 27, 2022 7:58:31 PM IST
Several pharma companies have initiated discussions with the Centre for the development of a potential vaccine against monkeypox, said sources on Wednesday.... read..

Chinese netizens sceptical over efficacy of local COVID-19 vaccines

Beijing | July 26, 2022 5:28:07 PM IST
Chinese netizens questioned why the Chinese federal and state leaders took the domestically produced vaccines too late and raised doubts about the efficacy of the same, media reports said.... read..

More than 194.17 Cr COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

New Delhi | July 24, 2022 11:27:12 AM IST
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that more than 194.17 crore vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.... read..

CPC leaders including Xi given local COVID vaccine shots: Official

Beijing | July 24, 2022 11:27:07 AM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party of China (CPC) leaders have been vaccinated with domestically produced COVID-19 vaccines to bring people's confidence in the domestic vaccines, according to local media.... read..

Lack of technology prevents Pakistan from producing own Covid vaccine

Islamabad | July 22, 2022 11:59:44 PM IST
Despite rising cases of Covid in Pakistan, the South Asian country may not be able to produce its own Covid vaccines due to a lack of technical capacity and unavailability of biotechnology plant to manufacture the latest type of vaccines.... read..

India achieves feat of 2 billion COVID vaccine doses

New Delhi | July 17, 2022 6:56:19 PM IST
As India achieved the feat of 2 billion COVID vaccine doses on Sunday, a journey which took 18 months since its commencement, it's time to look back at the timelines leading to the achievement of this feat.... read..

Dr VK Paul lauds people, govt's efforts as India sets 'new record' by jabbing 2 billion vaccine doses

By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | July 17, 2022 2:27:02 PM IST
India on Sunday crossed a big milestone of administering two billion COVID vaccine doses, a year after it launched the world's largest vaccination drive against Coronavirus. The country has been trying to ramp up vaccination efforts amid global concerns o... read..

India inches closer to achieving 2 billion COVID vaccine doses feat

New Delhi | July 17, 2022 11:25:24 AM IST
India's COVID vaccination drive, which touched the 1 billion doses feat in October 2021, in nine months and five days since its commencement, is set to reach the 2 billion doses milestone as the gap reduces to merely 1.63 lakh doses.... read..

JP Nadda lauds PM Modi's leadership for administering 200 cr vaccines

New Delhi | July 17, 2022 4:57:18 PM IST
Lauding the leadership and farsightedness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, the President of Bharatiya Janata Party JP Nadda on Sunday congratulated all the party workers, Health Care Workers (HCWs), Front Line Workers (FLWs), ASHA workers, and d... read..

Nadda lauds PM Modi's visionary leadership on India administering 200 cr vaccines

New Delhi | July 17, 2022 11:56:35 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda on Sunday lauded the visionary leadership and farsightedness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated Health Care Workers (HCWs), Front Line Workers (FLWs) and party cadres on making India'... read..

WHO's Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh congratulates India for administering over 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses

By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | July 17, 2022 3:57:37 PM IST
First Indian elected as Regional Director of World Health Organization (WHO)'s South-East Asia Region, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh on Sunday congratulated India for setting a 'new record' by administering two billion vaccine doses within months.... read..

Study: Vaccines protection against COVID-19 short lived, booster shots essential

Washington | July 16, 2022 9:26:00 AM IST
Strong protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus with vaccination is short-lived and dependable protection against reinfection requires up-to-date boosters with vaccines that are adapted to address changes in the virus that occur as part of its natural evol... read..
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