Covid-19 Vaccine

Precaution doses for Indians int'l travellers as per destination country rules

India on Thursday relaxed the waiting period for Covid-19 vaccine precaution dose for those travelling abroad, allowing them to get the jab before the stipulated nine months, as per the rules of their destination country.

Cambodian PM awards high school graduates

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday met 1,753 students who graduated the 2021 high school exit exam with Grade A, awarding each of them with an iPad and $500.

Nearly 18mn Argentines receive Covid booster shot

Nearly 18 million Argentines have received a booster shot against Covid-19, the Health Ministry announced.

No individual can be forced to get vaccinated, govt vaccine policy not arbitrary: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said that no individual can be forced to get vaccinated and added that the current Covid-19 vaccine policy of the government is not arbitrary.

Moderna to build Covid-19 vaccine facility in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Covid-19 vaccine developer Moderna will build a manufacturing facility in the country's Quebec to deliver up to 100 million mRNA vaccine doses annually.

Ecuador removes mask mandate

The use of masks will no longer be mandatory in both open and closed spaces in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lasso announced.

DCGI grants EUA to 3 Covid vaccines for different age group of children 

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Tuesday approved three Covid vaccines for the restricted emergency use authorisation (EUA) for children of different age groups.

Japan approves rollout of protein-based Novavax Covid vaccine

Japan's Health Ministry on Tuesday approved the use of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by US pharmaceutical company Novavax to be used on people aged 18 and above.

India sees sharp decline in Covid cases, records 1,247 fresh infections

India recorded a steep decline in Covid-19 cases as it recorded 1,247 infections in the past 24 hours, against 2,183 reported the previous day, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

India records 975 fresh Covid cases

India reported 975 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, a marginal rise against 949 infections reported on previous day, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.

India logs 796 fresh Covid cases, 19 deaths

India recorded 796 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a marginal decline against 861 infections recorded the previous day, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

India reports 1,150 new Covid cases, 83 deaths

In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,150 new Covid-19 cases and 83 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

India reports 1,109 new Covid cases, 43 deaths

India on Friday reported a marginal increase with 1,109 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, against the 1,033 infections reported a day earlier, the Union Health Ministry said.

With 1,033 fresh Covid cases, India sees marginal decline

India recorded 1,033 cases fresh cases in a span of 24 hours, a marginal decline against previous day's count of 1,086, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.

India reports marginal rise in fresh Covid cases, 71 deaths

India on Wednesday reported 1,086 fresh Covid cases, which is marginally higher than previous day's count of 795 infections in a span of 24 hours, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

India reports 1,260 new Covid cases, 83 deaths in 24 hrs

In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,260 new Covid-19 cases and 83 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

India reports marginal rise in new Covid cases

India reported 1,938 fresh Covid cases, marginally higher than the previous day's count of 1,778, in a span of 24 hours.

Canada's chief health officer calls for getting Covid booster shot

Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, has called for more people to get the booster dose against Covid-19 as the country has started easing restrictions, such as limits on social gatherings and mask mandates.

Centre to begin Covid vaccination for 12-14 age group from March 16

The Union Government after deliberations with scientific bodies decided on Monday to start Covid vaccination for 12-14 year age group from March 16.

Biological E seeks EUA for Corbevax for children in 5-12 age group

Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Biological E has applied for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for its Covid vaccine Corbevax for children in 5 to 12 age bracket, official sources said on Wednesday.

Over 3 cr teenagers fully vaccinated against Covid

India has administered both doses of Covid-19 vaccines to over 3 crore youngsters of 15 to 18 age group so far. The vaccination drive for teenagers started on January 3.

Over 3.1 bn Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Chinese mainland

Over 3.1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered on the Chinese mainland, so far, data from the National Health Commission showed Thursday.

Lebanon eases Covid measures for travellers

Lebanese authorities have announced that inbound travellers would be exempted from PCR tests if they have received their last Covid-19 vaccine shots within six months.

WHO chief calls for cooperation, financing to end Covid pandemic

The World Health Organization's (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called for cooperation and collaboration in the face of common threats from the Covid-19 pandemic.

WHO lauds historic vaccine hub in South Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded the efforts of South African researchers, who have set up a hub to develop mRNA-based vaccines against Covid-19.

US FDA postpones meeting on authorising Pfizer-BioNTech vax for kids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has postponed an advisory panel meeting on the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in children six months through four years of age, saying it needs more data.

Australia to change Covid vax terms

Australia's Covid-19 vaccine advisory body has recommended to change the term of "fully vaccinated" to "up to date" or "overdue".

AstraZeneca approved as booster vaccine in Australia

Australia has provisionally approved the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 as a booster shot for people aged 18 years and older.

COVAX slashes Covid jabs allocated for N.Korea

The COVAX Facility, a global vaccine distribution platform, has reduced the total number of Covid-19 jabs allocated set for North Korea as deliveries were yet to be made, the Unicef revealed on Thursday.

3 doses of mRNA Covid vaccines very effective against Omicron, Delta: Study

Three doses of mRNA Covid-19 vaccines, either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, are effective in protecting against emergency department visits (ED) and hospitalisations associated with Omicron and Delta variations of the virus, claims a new study.

Chinese vaccine Sinovac no match against Omicron variant: Study

Millions of people in 48 countries have received two shots of Sinovac, a Chinese-manufactured Covid-19 vaccine, but those vaccinations alone are of no help against the Omicron variant, a peer-reviewed study published in Nature Medicine has said.

Over 50 lakh precaution doses of Covid vaccine administered nationwide so far

India has so far administered more than 50 lakh precaution doses of Covid-19 vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60 plus population.

Djokovic saga has been damaging on all fronts, says ATP

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) -- the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits -- has said that the Novak Djokovic court saga has "been damaging on all fronts", including for the world No. 1 tennis player's well-being and preparation for the Australian Open.

Fresh registration not needed for precautionary Covid-19 vaccine dose: Centre

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that there is no need for new registration for beneficiaries of precautionary Covid-19 vaccine dose.

Over 1 cr teens between 15-18 yrs receive 1st vaccine dose

With the vaccination drive for adolescents entering its third day, as per the Co-WIN portal 1,06,27,277 children in the 15 to 18 years' age group have been vaccinated with the first Covid-19 vaccine dose so far.

High Potential: Brokerages bullish on TCS, Escorts, Relaxo, HUL stocks for 2022

For 2022, brokerage houses are bullish on a variety of stocks including TCS, Escorts, Relaxo, HUL for 2022.

J&J Covid vax shows 85% effectiveness in reducing Omicron hospitalisation

Johnson & Johnson has announced that new preliminary results from a South African study has shown that the homologous booster shot of the company's Covid-19 vaccine (Ad26.COV2.S) demonstrated 85 per cent effectiveness against the virus-related hospitalisation in South Africa after Omicron became the dominant variant.

Serum Institute applies for full market authorisation of Covishield

Pune-based Covid vaccines manufacturer Serum Institute has requested the Indian health ministry and Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for full market authorisation for its Covishield vaccine.

In busy 2022, Neeraj Chopra to participate in CWG, Asian Games, World Championship

India's Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wants to participate in the full season in 2022 including the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, World Championships, and the Diamond League.

Corbevax: Biological E to produce 75 mn doses per month

Biological E. Limited, whose Corbevax on Tuesday received the approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI), plans to produce 75 million doses per month and anticipates over 100 million doses per month from February 2022.

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