Coronavirus Vaccine News

Two shots helped in preventing deaths by 95% in Covid 2nd wave: ICMR

Two shots helped in preventing deaths by 95% in Covid 2nd wave: ICMR

New Delhi: As the government is urging people to get their vaccine shots against deadly coronavirus, it cited a study conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that two doses of Covid vaccine helped cut 95% deaths due to Covid-19 complexities during the second wave, whereas deaths were lower

Moderna seeks nod for vaccine in India, DCGI to take decision soon

Moderna seeks nod for vaccine in India, DCGI to take decision soon

New Delhi: Moderna has requested approval for restricted emergency use authorisation for it’s COVID-19 vaccine from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), official sources told media on Tuesday. Moderna has also informed that the US Government has agreed to donate a certain number of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine

Israel to send 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians

Israel to send 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians

Israel will give at least 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority (PA) under a deal to share shots, officials said on Friday, in a boost for the Palestinians’ vaccination campaign in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Under the terms of the deal, announced by Israeli Prime

India likely to get Pfizer’s vaccine against Covid-19 in July

India likely to get Pfizer’s vaccine against Covid-19 in July

New Delhi: As the government India is relaxing regulatory norms for clearing foreign-made vaccines for use and giving indemnity waiver to facilitate supply of Pfizer’s vaccine against Covid-19 in the country, officials hope to get it by July. The final agreement between the government and the American drug-maker on indemnity

Govt seals deal for 30 cr vaccine doses from Indian firm Biological-E

Govt seals deal for 30 cr vaccine doses from Indian firm Biological-E

Bengaluru: The Union health ministry on Thursday confirmed to have signed a deal with domestic vaccine maker Biological-E for 300 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. The government would be making an advance payment of Rs. 1500 crore to M/s Biological-E for the manufacturing of the vaccines. The vaccine, a RBD protein

‘Centre should buy and distribute Covid vaccines, not states’: SC

‘Centre should buy and distribute Covid vaccines, not states’: SC

New Delhi: Pulling up the Centre over its ‘flawed’ Covid vaccine policy, the Supreme Court in its observation stated that the Government should buy and distribute vaccines, not the states. The top court made this observation in response to the facts that several state governments were now issuing global tenders

SII starts production of Covovax ‘at risk’, expects emergency licence

SII starts production of Covovax ‘at risk’, expects emergency licence

New Delhi: The Pune-based vaccine manufacturing firm, Serum Institute of India (SII), has reportedly started production of Covovax vaccine ‘at-risk’ expecting regulators to grant emergency licence for the promising protein subunit vaccine. The makers had been struggling to start production of Covovax, its version of Novavax’s covid-19 vaccine, due to