Covishield, Covaxin regular market approval recommended by govt panel

An expert panel of India's central drug authority on Wednesday recommended granting regular market approval to Covid vaccines Covishield and Covaxin, which are currently only authorised for emergency use in the country, subject to certain conditions, official sources said.

Jan 19, 2022, 22:33 PM IST

Is mixing and matching Covishield, Covaxin safe? Study provides BIG update

A total of 330 volunteers, who were not vaccinated and had no history of the COVID-19 infection, were selected and screened for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies for the study.

Jan 04, 2022, 07:14 AM IST

Lancet study about Covishield 3 months efficacy misquoted, say experts

The Lancet study reportedly stated that the protection offered by the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Covishield declines after 3 months.

Dec 23, 2021, 20:39 PM IST

Covishield booster dose: Subject Expert Committee to meet today to discuss approval

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has administered over 140 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses so far. More than 67 lakh (67,11,113) doses were administered till 7 pm on Thursday.

Dec 10, 2021, 06:32 AM IST

Third jab soon? Serum Institute asks DCGI to allow Covishield as booster dose

SII cited adequate stock of the vaccine in the country and a demand for a booster.

Dec 01, 2021, 21:20 PM IST

World's largest vaccine maker Serum Institute resumes Covishield export to COVAX

Serum Institute has resumed the export of its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' after eight months of hiatus.

Nov 26, 2021, 19:06 PM IST

SII requests Centre to fast-track movement of increasing Covishield stock

Prakash Kumar Singh, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at SII, is learnt to have recently communicated to the Union Health Ministry that it has a manufactured stock of 24,89,15,000 Covishield doses and it is increasing every day.

Nov 21, 2021, 20:09 PM IST

96 nations accept India's Covid vaccination certificates, says Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Mandaviya also said that out of eight World Health Organisation-approved vaccines against Covid-19 in Emergency Use Listing (EUL), two vaccines - Covaxin and Covishield - are from India.

Nov 10, 2021, 09:16 AM IST

‘Bharat Biotech submitting data regularly, very quickly': WHO official on Covaxin approval

"Let me say that Bharat has been submitting data regularly and very quickly, but they submitted the last batch of data on the 18th of October," Dr Mariangela Simao, Assistant Director-General said. 

Oct 29, 2021, 07:26 AM IST

India to procure over 30 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses per month by January: Sources

India will have a capacity of more than 30 crores by next year per month, which includes Covishield, Covaxin, ZyCoV-D and Biological E, said sources. 

Oct 16, 2021, 15:33 PM IST

Travelling to UK after October 11? This is what you need to do

The 10-day mandatory quarantine rule for Indian travellers in UK is no longer in force.

Oct 11, 2021, 14:16 PM IST

'I took India's COVISHIELD vaccine': UNGA president Abdulla Shahid amid India-UK travel row

"I've got the two doses. I don't know how many countries would say that Covishield is acceptable or not, but a large portion of the countries have got Covishield," the President of the 76th session of the UNGA Abdulla Shahid said.

Oct 02, 2021, 19:57 PM IST

Australia declares Covishield as 'recognised vaccine', looks forward to welcome Indian students, travellers

Australia's department of health's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has declared the Covishield vaccine as a ‘recognized vaccines’ for purposes of travel into Australia.

Oct 01, 2021, 22:52 PM IST

AIIMS Delhi Director Dr Guleria hopes for early approval to Covaxin by WHO, appeals citizens to be 'alert' ahead of festival season

Taking the upcoming festive season in view, AIIMS Delhi Director Randeep Guleria, urged people to stay cautious for the next 6-8 weeks and follow COVID norms. 

Oct 01, 2021, 16:47 PM IST

Italy recognises Covishield, vaccinated Indians can now get Green Pass

The Embassy of India in Italy said, "As an outcome of G20Health Ministers` meeting btw Hon`ble @mansukhmandviya& Italian Health Minister @robersperanza coupled with @MEAIndia persistent efforts @MinisteroSalute recognises India`s Covishield. Indian vaccine CardHolders are now eligible for GreenPass @SerumInstIndia."

Sep 25, 2021, 14:04 PM IST

New travel policy: Issue with vaccine certification and not Covishield, suggest UK officials

Following India's strong criticism over the UK's refusal to recognise Covishield, London amended its new guidelines.

Sep 22, 2021, 20:46 PM IST

Covishield is now an approved vaccine in the UK - what this revised advisory means for travellers from India

According to news reports, Indians vaccinated with two doses of Covishield will still require to quarantine

Sep 22, 2021, 13:36 PM IST

DNA: Britain's biasness on India's Covishield vaccine

According to the new travel rules in the UK, Indians vaccinated with both the Covishield Vaccine will not be considered vaccinated in the United Kingdom, and will have to be in a 10-day quarantine. On this, the Foreign Secretary of India gave his response and said that this policy is discriminatory.

Sep 21, 2021, 23:34 PM IST

Non-recognition of Covishield vaccine is discriminating, impacts Indians travelling to UK: Foreign Secretary

Harsh Shringla informed that External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has raised the issue strongly with the new UK foreign secretary. 

Sep 21, 2021, 15:50 PM IST

COVID-19 quarantine: MEA S Jaishankar raises issue during his meeting with UK counterpart Elizabeth Truss

Travellers from several countries who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine are allowed into the UK without having to quarantine if they meet certain conditions, but not Indians in a move that is seen as discriminatory. 

Sep 21, 2021, 11:58 AM IST