vaccine

Covaxin, Covishield prices slashed; to cost Rs 225 per dose

New Delhi: A day before the Covid-19 booster dose is made available for adults at private vaccination centres, the prices of both Covaxin and Covishield were brought down. Both the Covid-19 vaccines will now cost Rs 225 per dose. Serum Institute of India manufactures Covishield in India while Covaxin is manufactured by Bharat Biotech. SII...

Zydus Cadila’s Covid vaccine recommended for emergency use nod: Report

New Delhi: The subject expert committee of the Central Drugs Standard Organization has recommended approval of ZyCoV-D, the vaccine manufactured by Ahmedabad-based pharma giant Zydus Cadila. It has recommended that the vaccine be given emergency use authorization (EAU), said CNBC-TV18, quoting sources. The recommendation has been sent to the Drug Controller General of India...

J&J seeks nod from Indian regulator for clinical trial of its COVID-19 jab on adolescents aged 12-17

New Jersey headquartered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has approached the Indian drug regulator seeking its nod for conducting the clinical trial for its single-shot COVID-19 vaccines on adolescents aged 12-17 years. It has filed an application with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) seeking permission for the clinical trial. The...

Study on Covaxin-Covishield vaccine mix gets DCGI nod

New Delhi: Days after  a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research supporting mix of Covaxin and Covishield, two major Covid-19 vaccines in India, the Drug Controller General of India has approved a separate study on this mix. The study as well as the clinical trials of mix use of Covaxin and Covishield will...

Covaxin clinical trials in Brazil suspended after Bharat Biotech terminates deal

Mumbai: The Brazilian government has announced suspension of clinical trials of Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin. The development comes a day after the Indian manufacturer announced cancellation of a deal with its partner in Brazil for supply of the vaccine to the South American country. Bharat Biotech had partnered with Brazil’s Precisa for the sale....

Gujarat reports 76 new cases of Covid-19, 3 deaths

No new case of infection in 14 districts Gandhinagar: The trend of reducing cases of Covid-19 continued in Gujarat on Saturday. No new cases were reported in 14 districts. There were 76 new cases in 24 hours ending Saturday evening, down from 80 the previous day. The overall tally of Covid-19 cases in the state...

Harsh Vardhan slams Rahul Gandhi for “not reading” before attacking govt on COVID-19 vaccination

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has lambasted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for relentlessly attacking the government on vaccine supply without “reading” or “understanding”. Vardhan took to Twitter to launch the attack on Rahul Gandhi who had earlier this morning tweeted, “July has come, vaccines have not arrived.” Reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet, Harsh...

#Column- Modi mantra for Covid-19 – trust doctors and go for vaccine

Pravin Joshi: Ever since the second wave of Covid-19 created havoc in the country, claimed thousands of precious lives, prime minister Narendra Modi is back to basics. In his Mann Ki Baat, he urged countrymen to shed hesitancy and take both the doses of vaccine. Mentioning complete vaccination of his old mother, Modi said that...

IAF personnel posted in Jamnagar moves HC challenging termination for not taking COVID vaccine

The Gujarat High Court’s division bench of Justices AJ Desai and AP Thaker has sought a reply from the Indian Air Force (IAF) after one of its personnel posted in Jamnagar challenged the show cause notice for termination issued to him for his unwillingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The court has also directed the...
US to donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for needy countries

US to donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for needy countries

The announcement will be made by President Joe Biden during G7 meeting on Friday; vaccines to be routed via WHO-led COVAX programme over 2 years Washington D.C.: After pledging 80 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to needy countries, the US will now donate additional 500 million doses. An announcement to this effect is expected on...

Centre to procure 30 cr doses of 2nd made-in-India vaccine that is still undergoing clinical trials

The Union government has booked 30 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Biological-E that is still undergoing clinical trials. It will be the second made-in-India vaccine after Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and the Centre will be making an advance payment of Rs 1,500 crore to the company for the vaccine procurement. The ministry...
States will get 50% more vaccine doses in June as compared to May, claims Centre

States will get 50% more vaccine doses in June as compared to May, claims Centre

After facing severe criticism for the slow pace of vaccination, the Union health ministry on Sunday informed that nearly 12 crore vaccine doses will be available to states and Union Territories in June. It is over 50 per cent more than the number of doses made available in May. According to the ministry’s data, 7.94...