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China administers 1bn Covid vaccine doses

Beijing, June 20 | More than 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines has been administered in China, as the country is pushing ahead with...

Varun Dhawan gets first jab of Covid vaccine

Mumbai, June 19 | Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan on Saturday posted photos getting vaccinated with the first shot for Covid-19.Varun posted two pictures on...

#VToo: Now, Mumbai college complains of Vaccine scam

Mumbai (Maharashtra), June 19 | A Mumbai College on Saturday claimed it may have been cheated in a vaccination drive on it campus,...

New Zealand PM receives Covid vaccine

Wellington, June 18 | New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday received her first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in Auckland.Ardern said the...

UP records less than 1% vaccine wastage

Lucknow, June 18 | Vaccine wastage in Uttar Pradesh has dropped to even less than 1 per cent since the extensive vaccination drive has...

Japan to begin issuing ‘vaccine passports’ in July

Tokyo, June 17 | Japan plans to allow municipalities to begin issuing "vaccine passports" from mid-July, with its top government spokesperson on Thursday referencing...

Singapore selects 24 private healthcare institutions to provide Sinovac vaccine

Singapore, June 17 | Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has selected 24 private healthcare institutions to be licensed providers of the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine under...

Malaysia thanks China for sending coronavirus vaccine

Kuala Lumpur, June 16 | Malaysia will soon receive a contribution of CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech, Foreign Minister...

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Demonstrates 90% Overall Efficacy and 100% Protection Against...

93% efficacy against predominantly circulating Variants of Concern and Variants of Interest ...

Delhi eyes fresh vaccine stock, 20% of 18-44 get jabs: Atishi

New Delhi, June 14 | Around 20 per cent people in the 18-44 age group have been vaccinated against Covid so far, Delhi's ruling...

Kirti Kulhari posts pic getting first jab of Covid vaccine

Mumbai, June 14 | Kirti Kulhari on Monday posted a picture getting vaccinated with the first jab for Covid-19. She urged everyone to get...

G7 pledges 870mn vaccine doses, half to be delivered by 2021-end

Geneva, June 14 | Leaders of G7 countries have agreed in an agreement at their summit to share at least 870 million doses of...

Himachal procures vaccine from Serum Institute

Shimla, June 13 | Himachal Pradesh has procured Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) and the vaccination for the 18-44 age...

Modi seeks waiver of vaccine patents at G7 summit

New Delhi, June 13 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while attending G7 summit virtually, made a strong plea for a temporary waiver...

GST rates on Covid items slashed; vaccine still taxed at 5%...

New Delhi, June 12 | Amid calls for lower levies on items and medicines required in Covid-19 treatment, the GST Council on Saturday decided...

GST rates on Covid items slashed; vaccine still taxed at 5%...

New Delhi, June 12 | Amid calls for lower levies on items and medicines required in Covid-19 treatment, the GST Council on Saturday decided...

Italy suspends AstraZeneca vaccine for under-60s

Rome, June 12 | Italy on Friday suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60 years old, health officials announced at...

Dalai Lama, other faith leaders call on G7 for vaccine equity

Dharamsala, June 11 | Faith leaders from around the world, including Tibetan spiritual head the Dalai Lama, have written an open letter to Boris...

FDA extends shelf life of Johnson & Johnson vax vaccine

Washington, June 11 | Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday the US Food and Drug Administration has extended the shelf life of its single-shot...

Two cops guarding polio vaccine workers killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 9 | Gunmen shot dead two policemen guarding a team of polio vaccine workers in north-western Pakistan on Wednesday, police said, in...

Millions of J&J Covid vaccine doses to expire soon in US

Washington, June 9 | While many countries are yet to receive even one dose of Covid vaccines, many US states are seeing unused Johnson...

After Mulayam’s jab, vaccine politics begins in UP

Lucknow, June 8 | When Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav took the Covid vaccine in a hospital in Gurugram on Monday, little did...

Dating apps in UK feature Covid vaccine stickers

London, June 7 | Now, online daters in the UK can flaunt Covid vaccine badge on their profiles, the media reported on Monday.Apps such...

Bangladesh approves second Chinese vaccine for emergency use

Dhaka, June 7 | Bangladesh's drug regulator has authorised the emergency use of another Chinese Covid-19 vaccine in the country.Directorate General of Drug Administration...

Can a vaccine insurance pool inoculate makers and sufferers?

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, June 6 | Can a vaccine insurance pool provide compensation to people who suffer from adverse effects of the Covid-19 jabs...

Kerala has administered 1 cr vaccine doses: Health officials

Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 | The Kerala health authorities on Saturday said that since the first dose of the corona vaccine was given in the...

No decision on indemnity for local vaccine makers yet: Govt

New Delhi, June 4 | Amid request of indemnity by domestic vaccine manufacturers, the Central government on Friday said that the issue of giving...

KTR urges Centre to import unused Covid vaccine stocks

Hyderabad, June 4 | Telangana's Information Technology and Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Friday targeted the Centre again for its "bungling" on Covid-19...

Over 24 crore vaccine doses provided to states, UTs so far:...

New Delhi, June 4 | The central government on Friday said that more than 24 crore vaccine doses have been provided to the...

World Bank, IMF urge action on vaccine access for developing countries

Washington, June 4 | The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday called on countries anticipating excess vaccine supplies in...

Jagan proposes central management of vaccine supply

Amaravati, June 4 | Reaching out to his counterparts across the country, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday called for...

Brazil exceeds 100mn distributed doses of Covid vaccine

Brasilia, June 3 | Brazil exceeded 100 million doses of vaccine against Covid-19 distributed throughout the country since the launch of its national vaccination...

US researchers start testing mix-and-match Covid vaccine boosters

Washington, June 3 | US researchers have started a clinical trial to test what happens when adults who have been fully vaccinated with one...

Gates Foundation pledges $50 mn for equitable vaccine access

San Francisco, June 2 | The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday pledged $50 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to increase access...

Covid vaccine issue surfaces in Assembly and Kerala HC

Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 | The issue of vaccine and its availability surfaced in the ongoing session of the Kerala Assembly, while it came up...

TN receives 4.95L doses of vaccine, drive to continue

Chennai, June 2 | Tamil Nadu, which had announced the suspension of vaccination drive from Wednesday, is to continue inoculating people after it received...

Pakistan rolls out locally produced Chinese CanSino vaccine

Islamabad, June 2 | Pakistan launched the locally produced Chinese CanSino Covid-19 vaccine during a ceremony held on Tuesday at the country's National Institute...

Raj Health minister slams Harsh Vardhan over ‘false claims’ of vaccine...

Jaipur, June 1 | With reports alleging a higher wastage of corona vaccines in Rajasthan drawing questions from the Centre, a war of words...

Low on vaccine stock, Tamil Nadu to pause drive from Wednesday

Chennai, June 1 | As vaccine stocks in Tamil Nadu for all the beneficiary groups are running low, the state government has decided to...

‘You must smell the coffee,’ SC asks tough questions from Centre...

New Delhi, May 31 | A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Monday remarked, "You must smell the coffee", as it grilled the...

Afghanistan runs out of vaccine amid Covid surge

Kabul, May 31 | Afghanistan is waiting for new deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines amid a surge in infections and a third wave of the...

Citing flaws, SC grills Centre on vaccine decisions, stresses on jabs...

New Delhi, May 31 | The Supreme Court on Monday shot a volley of tough questions at the Centre in connection with its Covid...

‘No vaccine, no liquor’ rule in Etawah to promote vax drive

Etawah (UP), May 31 | The Etawah administration in Uttar Pradesh has found a novel idea to promote the Covid vaccination drive.Notices that say...

19% believe they don’t have Covid risk, refuse vaccine

New Delhi, May 30 | Amid a brutal second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and concentrated efforts made by the administration to get maximum...

TN faces vaccine shortage, seek Central govt’s support

Chennai, May 30 | Tamil Nadu health minister Ma Subramaniam in a statement on Sunday said that the state is running out of vaccines...

Fresh trouble for K’taka BJP after MLA lands in vaccine blocking...

Bengaluru, May 29 | An MLA of the ruling BJP in Karnataka, L.A. Ravi Subramanya, has courted controversy after a telephonic conversation between a...

Pakistan may be getting Chinese vaccine in return for Belt and...

New Delhi, May 28 | Pakistan may be getting Chinese Covid vaccine shots in return for its approval of projects linked to China's Belt...

Hand over Biotech’s vaccine plant to TN on lease: Stalin to...

Chennai, May 27 | The Tamil Nadu government has proposed to take on lease HLL Biotech Ltd's integrated vaccine complex (IVC) near Chennai without...

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