Covid-19 Vaccine

Sputnik's single-dose vax gets DCGI nod for Phase-III trials in India

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission for the conducting of the Phase III bridging trials of Sputnik Light on the Indian population. The Sputnik Light is a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine of the Russian vaccine Sputnik.

Canadian political parties debate over jabs, climate change

With less than two weeks to go before Canadians hit the polls to elect a new government, the leaders of the country's five major political parties squared off on a range of topics, from mandatory Covid-19 vaccines to climate change, in the official French-language televised debate.

4 million doses of Sinopharm vaccines arrive in SL

Four million doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines from China have arrived in Sri Lanka, as the island nation is in the midst of a large scale inoculation program against the virus.


In a momentous feat, Ludhiana has achieved highest ever vaccination in a single day with 131993 lakh doses given across district on Sunday. Lauding the untiring and determined efforts of the healthcare workers in recording highest single day vaccination, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that this will further strengthen the fight

Over 27,000 Texas students test Covid positive

More than 27,000 students tested positive for Covid-19 across Texas last week, according to official data.

The data released on Friday revealed that public schools in the state self-reported 27,353 student cases and 4,447 staff cases on campus through August 29.

Africa likely to miss crucial Sep Covid vax goal : WH0

Africa is likely to miss the urgent global goal of vaccinating the most vulnerable 10 per cent of each country's population against Covid-19 by the end of September, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Biological E gets DCGI nod to conduct phase 2/3 trials on children

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission to Hyderabad-based Biological E Limited to conduct Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials for its anti-Covid shots called Corbevax on children. The trial will be on children between 5 and 18 years of age with certain conditions.

Japan : Black particles found in Moderna vaccine, batch put on hold

Japan has put on hold a batch of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine after a pharmacist saw several black particles in one vial of the vaccine.

'TN to receive 1.4 cr vax doses for Sep, to inoculate 5L daily'

The Union Health Ministry has allocated 1.4 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Tamil Nadu for the month of September. A communique for the union health ministry to the state health department said that the state would receive 1.4 crore doses of vaccine as against the 92 lakh doses it received in the month of August.

Immune suppressive medications may impact Covid vaccination : PGI doctors

In a first systematic study, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here has evaluated that the Covid-19 vaccine response to various antirheumatic and immune modulating drugs is less compared to the others.

India logs 42,909 new Covid cases, 380 deaths

India on Monday reported 42,909 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.

A total of 380 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours pushing the death toll to 4,38,210.

Canada approves Moderna vax for kids aged 12-17

Health Canada has approved the usage of the Moderna Covid-19 to inoculate children between 12 to 17 years.

The Moderna vaccine had been approved for use in adults over the age of 18 in Canada since December 2020.

India's first mRNA vaccine phase-I clinical trial gets nod

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), India's National Regulatory Authority, has approved Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Limited's work on the country's first mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine for its clinical data of the phase-1 study.

South Korea reports 1,509 fresh Covid cases

South Korea reported 1,509 more cases of Covid-19 as of midnight on Monday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 239,287.

The daily caseload was up from 1,418 the previous day, hovering above 1,000 for 49 straight days.

Johnson & Johnson seeks regulator nod for vaccine trials in 12-17 age group in India

The American-based pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has applied to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for permission to conduct a vaccine trial of the Covid-19 single shot Johnson vaccine in India on children of 12-17 age group.

357 staff vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine at Chandigarh Railway Station

In a bid to contain the surge in Covid cases, Northern Railway - Ambala Division, has done special vaccination drive at Executive lounge of Chandigarh Railway station with the aim to inoculate a maximum number of eligible people at work places. 

200 staff vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine at Bhatinda Railway Station

In a bid to contain the surge in Covid cases, Northern Railway - Ambala Division, has done special vaccination drive at VIP lounge of Bhatinda Railway station with the aim to inoculate a maximum number of eligible people at work places.

21.88 lakh get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in HP

As many as 21.88 lakh have been given first dose of Covid-19 vaccination in Himachal Pradesh, out of which 4,38,750 have also been given second dose of the vaccine till Thursday.

Rahul Gandhi to PM : If vaccines are free, why should pvt hospitals charge for them

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced free vaccination for all above 18 years of age, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned him saying if vaccines are free for all, why should private hospitals charge for them.

Punjab CM expands 18-45 age group vaccination priority list from June 1

From June 1, the vaccination priority list for 18-45 age group in Punjab will be expanded to include shopkeepers and their staff, hospitality sector, industrial workers, rehriwalas/street vendors, delivery boys, bus/cab drivers/conductors and members of local bodies.

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