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BCG vaccine can help elderly fight against Covid-19: ICMR study

New Delhi, Oct 30 | The Bacille Calmette-Guerin or BCG vaccine, originally made against tuberculosis, may help in the management of Covid-19, especially in...

Moderna prepares global launch of Covid-19 vaccine

Washington, Oct 30 | American biotechnology company Moderna announced that it was preparing for the global launch of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate."We are actively...

Covid-19 vaccine not likely to be available by next yr: Fauci

Washington, Oct 29 | Anthony Fauci, America's top infectious disease expert, has said that it was not likely for a Covid-19 vaccine to be...

Sanofi, GSK to supply COVAX with 200 mn doses of COVID-19...

New Delhi, Oct 29 | Sanofi and GSK have signed a Statement of Intent with Gavi, the legal administrator of the COVAX Facility, a...

After Bihar, now BJP promises free Corona vaccine in MP

Bhopal, Oct 28 | In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP has issued a sankalp-patra (resolution document), a manifesto of sorts for the bypolls that promises...

Sanofi, GSK to support COVAX with 200mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine

London/Paris, Oct 28 | Drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday said they plan to make available 200 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine to...

Sputnik V: RDIF seeks vaccine’s speedy registration, prequalification from WHO

New Delhi, Oct 27 | The Russian Direct Investment Fund, the country's sovereign wealth fund, has submitted applications to the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Trudeau announces new plan for ‘made-in-Canada’ Covid-19 vaccine

Ottawa, Oct 24 | Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an additional C$214 million on 'made-in-Canada' vaccines as the country's coronavirus caseload has surpassed...

K’taka healthcare warriors first to get Covid vaccine: Minister

Bengaluru, Oct 24 | Healthcare warriors, including doctors, nurses and paramedics would be the first to get vaccinated for Covid immunity when introduced, said...

Cong, BJP in K’taka cross swords over vaccine promise

Bengaluru, Oct 23 | Taking serious exception to the BJP's poll promise in Bihar of providing free Covid vaccine if the party is voted...

Corona vaccine free for poor in MP: CM

Bhopal, Oct 23 | Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that Covid-19 vaccine, when available, will be administered free of cost...

‘Covid-19 vaccine to be available to all Americans by early April’

Washington, Oct 23 | A Covid-19 vaccine could be available to "all Americans" by early April 2021, US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary...

Covid-19 vaccine will be provided free for all in TN: CM

Chennai, Oct 22 | Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Thursday said once the Covid-19 vaccine is ready, it will be administered to people...

SKorea flu jab: Probe into 13 deaths after vaccine

Seoul, Oct 22 | South Korean authorities have sought to reassure people as the number who have succumbed to death after being vaccinated against...

Indonesia to provide COVID-19 vaccine to 9.1 mln people at 1st...

Jakarta, Oct 20 | Indonesia will at the first phase provide the COVID-19 vaccine to 9.1 million people between November and December 2020, the...

India at forefront of vaccine development: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 19 | India is now at the forefront of vaccine development for Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday while...

PM Modi reviews Covid research and vaccine ecosystem

New Delhi, Oct 15 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a review meeting of the research and vaccine deployment ecosystem against...

After Sputnik V, Russia approves another Covid-19 vaccine: Putin

Moscow, Oct 14 | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced that the country has registered the second Covid-19 vaccine, according to media reports.Russia...

Scientists develop new precise therapeutic leukaemia vaccine

Beijing, Oct 13 | In a major study, researchers have developed a new type of precise therapeutic vaccine against leukaemia -- a cancer...

Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid-19 vaccine trial

Washington, Oct 13 | US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced that it has temporarily paused its Covid-19 vaccine trial after a participant became...

Pak hopeful of acquiring Covid-19 vaccine within the next 6 months

Islamabad, Oct 12 | A Pakistani official from the Ministry of National Health Services has expressed hope that the country would acquire a vaccine...

UK launches clinical trial of BCG vaccine against Covid-19

London, Oct 11 | As part of a large-scale global trial, scientists in Britain have launched a study to test if the widely-used Bacillus...

‘US could have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every American by...

Washington, Oct 9 | The US could have enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by March 2021, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex...

No major adverse side-effects reported so far in vaccine trial at...

By Ashish SrivastavaNew Delhi, Oct 8 | The late phase trials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, known as Covishield in India, are well underway at...

Covid vaccine to be available from January, says Sharad Pawar

Pune, Oct 2 | Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Friday said that the Covid-19 vaccine being manufactured by the Serum Institute of...

Covid-19 vaccine rollout unlikely before fall 2021: Study

Toronto, Oct 2 | Experts working in the field of vaccine development tend to believe that an effective vaccine is not likely to be...

Covid-19: Vaccine will not return life to normal in spring

London, Oct 2 | Even an effective coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine will not return life to normal in spring, a group of leading scientists has...

World looking to Hyderabad for COVID vaccine: Telangana Guv

Hyderabad, Sep 29 | Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday said that the whole world was looking towards Hyderabad for an...

Serum Institute to manufacture 200mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine

New Delhi, Sep 29 | A further collaboration among the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, Gavi...

Health Ministry launches portal for info on vaccine, clinical trials

New Delhi, Sep 28 | : The Union Health Ministry on Monday launched a portal which will provide information related to vaccine development,...

Canada signs deal to secure 20mn more Covid-19 vaccine doses

Ottawa, Sep 27 | Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudesu has announced that the country has signed a deal to secure 20 million more Covid-19...

Aus PM urges sharing of Covid-19 vaccine

Canberra, Sep 27 | While virtually addressing the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that members...

Covid-19 vaccine is ‘global public good’, Hasina tells UNGA

Dhaka, Sep 27 | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reminded the international community that the fates of people across the globe were intertwined...

WHO warns death toll may hit 2mn even with vaccine (Lead)

Geneva, Sep 26 | The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the global coronavirus death toll could cross the two-million figure before an...

Before vaccine comes, global death toll may hit 2 mn: WHO

Geneva, Sep 26 | The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the global coronavirus death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine...

PGI Chandigarh starts Oxford Covid vaccine trial

By Ashish SrivastavaNew Delhi, Sep 25 | The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has administered the first dose of...

Aus researchers to begin human trials of DNA Covid-19 vaccine

Sydney, Sep 25 | A research team led by the University of Sydney in Australia will start human trials of a Covid-19 DNA vaccine,...

4th large-scale Covid-19 vaccine trial underway in US

Washington, Sep 24 | A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial in the US to evaluate an investigational Covid-19 vaccine was underway and has started...

No guarantee any Covid vaccine in development will work: WHO Chief

Geneva, Sep 23 | World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the top health organisation has no guarantee whether any...

Removing Groups, Pages that spread vaccine misinformation: FB

Sydney, Sep 22 | Facebook has said it is actively removing Groups and Pages that spread vaccine misinformation from recommendations or predictions when the...

Pakistan starts clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine

Islamabad, Sep 22 | Pakistan has started stage three clinical trials of a China-made Covid-19 vaccine, Executive Director of the country's National Institute of...

Flu vaccine may not increase Covid-19 risk: Study

New York, Sep 22 | Researchers have found that receiving the influenza vaccine does not increase a person's risk for contracting Covid-19 or worsen...

Not believing in act of God, Covid vaccine expected in early...

New Delhi, Sep 22 | Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured the Lok Sabha that the Central government is not just waiting for "act...

NZ commits $18mn investment in Covid-19 vaccine development

Wellington, Sep 21 | The New Zealand government has committed to investing NZ$27 million ($18 million) in Covid-19 vaccine development through the global COVAX...

Trump expects Covid vaccine to be available for ‘every American’ by...

Washington, Sep 19 | US President Donald Trump has said that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for "every American" by...

Preparing for potential Covid-19 vaccine launch: Moderna CEO

New York, Sep 18 | US-based biotech firm Moderna is actively preparing for a potential commercial launch of mRNA-1273, its Covid-19 vaccine, the company's...

Free vaccine for Americans, but won’t be widely available till ’21...

New York, Sep 17 | A 57 page "playbook" just in from the US government outlines a comprehensive plan to make the COVID-19 vaccine...

Russia to supply 100 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine to...

New Delhi, Sep 16 | The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in India, have...

UN chief calls for int’l solidarity to find vaccine accessible to...

United Nations, Sep 16 | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the international community to get united and find a vaccine that is...

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Fresh identification of PSUs gives momentum to govt’s sell-off plan

By Subhash NarayanNew Delhi, Oct 30 | The government proposes to start afresh the process to firm up the list of companies for strategic...