DNA: Word 'Vaccine' creates record amidst the fear of COVID-19

Even though questions are being raised about the effectiveness of the vaccine in the world after the cases of Omicron, in the meantime Merriam Webster, a publishing company in America, has declared the word 'Vaccine' as the 'Word of the Year'.

Dec 04, 2021, 00:00 AM IST

Russia starts developing new Covid-19 vaccine against Omicron variant

Russia's Gamaleya in a statement on Monday added that the center is studying whether its Sputnik V and Sputnik Light vaccines can neutralise the Omicron variant as it believes, Xinhua news agency reported.

Nov 30, 2021, 06:51 AM IST

CoWIN Update: Service providers, employers can now check individual’s vaccination status

The Union Health Ministry has activated a new service on the CoWIN portal using which service providers can check an individual's vaccination status. 

Nov 20, 2021, 18:52 PM IST

'NO VACCINE, NO PLAY': Australian Open chief's message to Novak Djokovic

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley stated on Saturday, November 20, that all players who want to participate have to get vaccinated.

Nov 20, 2021, 12:49 PM IST

Vaccine hesitancy in India greatest threat in overcoming COVID-19 pandemic: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla’s family-owned company SII is preparing to resume exports to the COVAX international vaccine sharing program for the first time since April.

Nov 18, 2021, 14:36 PM IST

COVID-19 booster dose: Doctors in West Bengal write to Mansukh Mandaviya

The West Bengal Doctors Forum (WBDF) in its two-page letter to Mandaviya cited studies stating that administration of booster doses is an effective measure to prevent COVID infection by maintaining the vaccine efficacy.

Nov 06, 2021, 19:02 PM IST

A shot in the arm for India! Bharat Biotech's Covaxin gets WHO approval for emergency use

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG)-Emergency use listing (EUL) is an independent advisory group that provides recommendations to WHO on whether a COVID-19 vaccine can be listed for emergency use under the EUL procedure.

Nov 03, 2021, 17:26 PM IST

Facebook expands fight against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation to include kids

Facebook has expanded its policies and its Covid-19 vaccination efforts to include kids.  

Oct 31, 2021, 23:41 PM IST

Covid 19 third wave? Europe sees sharp increase in infection cases and deaths

The World Health Organisation said that cases in its 53-country European region recorded an 18% increase in COVID-19 cases over the last week.

Oct 27, 2021, 22:39 PM IST

DNA: Analysis of children's vaccine against coronavirus

In a major boost to India's fight against COVID-19, the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) has given a recommendation to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the use of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for 2 to 18-year-olds.

Oct 13, 2021, 00:14 AM IST

BIG BREAKING: DCGI approves COVID vaccine for kids in 2-18 age group

Corona vaccine has been approved for children amid fears of third wave of corona. The Drugs Controller General of India has approved the corona vaccine of Covaxin in the country for 2 to 18 years.

Oct 12, 2021, 15:38 PM IST

Russia stole blueprint for Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to make Sputnik V, allege sources

Previously, MI5 operatives have stated that multiple cyber strikes on Oxford University were attempted by Russian hackers on March 2020. This was a month after British scientists revealed they had begun researching a vaccine. 

Oct 11, 2021, 19:30 PM IST

WHO 'deeply concerned' as approved COVID vaccines aren't being recognised by all nations

The organisation has called on "all countries to ensure the recognition of vaccines proven to be efficacious and safe and certainly that meet WHO Emergency Use Listing criteria". 

Oct 07, 2021, 21:40 PM IST

WHO to take decision on Covaxin next week

"WHO and an independent group of experts are scheduled to meet next week to carry out the risk/benefit assessment and come to a final decision whether to grant Emergency Use Listing to Covaxin," tweeted the world health body

Oct 05, 2021, 21:45 PM IST

Those who are not vaccinated for Covid 19 can be re-infected by SARS-CoV-2

Re-infections can and have happened, even shortly after recovery.

Oct 04, 2021, 19:36 PM IST

Colombia's Vice Prez Marta Lucía Ramírez calls for joint vaccine production with India, sees opportunities in Indo Pacific

Colombian Vice President called for collaboration on vaccines saying, "We would like to produce vaccines together with India in order to export to different countries" and backed more partnership in aerospace and biotech. 

Oct 03, 2021, 08:04 AM IST

Doctor, nurse suspended for giving anti-rabies shot instead of COVID vaccine to man in Maharashtra

A doctor and a nurse have been suspended after a man was administered an anti-rabies medicine instead of COVID-19 vaccine at a medical centre in Maharashtra's Thane district, said reports on Wednesday.

Sep 29, 2021, 10:00 AM IST

Two people running illegal door-to-door Covid vaccine campaign in Greater Noida arrested

According to the police, 19 vials of the vaccines, including Covaxin and Covishield, were seized. 

Sep 27, 2021, 22:54 PM IST

Vaccine certification for travel must meet ‘minimum criteria’, working closely with India: UK

The UK government has assured that it is working with India on “a phased approach” to its international travel norms. The development came after the UK government said that Covishield, the Serum Institute of India manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, has qualified as an approved vaccine.

Sep 23, 2021, 14:16 PM IST

WHO chief hails India's move to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports, calls it 'important development'

India on Monday said that it will resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines in the fourth quarter of 2021 under the ''Vaccine Maitri'' programme and to meet its commitment to the COVAX global pool.

Sep 22, 2021, 10:31 AM IST