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Over 90 lakh vax doses still available with states, UTs: Govt

New Delhi, May 7 | The Centre has provided more than 17.35 crore vaccine doses to the states and the union territories free of...

California bar owner charged with selling fake vax cards

Los Angeles, May 7 | A bar owner in California was arrested on charges of selling fraudulent Covid-19 vaccination cards, the state's Department of...

Rahul writes to Modi, criticises govt’s Covid, vax strategy

New Delhi, May 7 | Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his government's lack of a...

Russia registers 4th Covid vax

Moscow, May 7 | The single-dose Sputnik Light Covid-19 vaccine has received authorisation for use in Russia, making it the the country's fourth jab...

‘Pfizer-BioNTech vax very effective against variants’

Jerusalem, May 6 | The Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus vaccine is highly effective against severe pneumonia and death caused by both UK-, South Africa-variants, results of...

Harvard introduces Covid-19 vax requirement for students

Washington, May 6 | Students at the Harvard University in the US will be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at the start of...

5 Australian blood clot cases linked to AstraZeneca vax

Canberra, May 6 | Australia's medical regulator on Thursday announced that five recipients of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine have developed clotting and low platelets.The...

India needs vax for people, not for profit: Oxfam India

New Delhi, May 6 | As the second wave of Covid-19 debilitates the country's health infrastructure and causes an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, the need...

Vax doses administered in a day in Pak top 200K

Islamabad, May 6 | Chairman of Pakistan's National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Asad Umar said that the Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in a...

US backs patent waivers for Covid vax, but faces oppn at...

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, May 6 | The US has backed the request by India and South Africa to the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

EU medicine regulator starts rolling review of Sinovac Covid vax

Brussels, May 5 | The European Medicine Agency (EMA) has started a rolling review of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinovac, the...

Kerala needs 1K tonnes liquid oxygen, 75 lakh vax doses: Vijayan...

Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 | With the second wave of the Covid pandemic surging, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra...

No firm commitment on delivery of vax by manufacturers: Rane

Panaji, May 4 | Very few governments have received firm commitment vis-a-vis delivery of vaccines for the 18-45 age group, Goa's Health Minister Vishwajit...

Philippine Prez receives Chinese Covid vax

Manila, May 4 | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has received the first dose of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, his spokesperson Harry Roque said."His first...

Pfizer in talks with India on vax approval, says CEO

By Arul LouisNew York, May 4 | Pfizer is discussing expedited approval of its Covid-19 vaccine with the Indian government, company CEO...

Denmark stops using J&J Covid vax

Copenhagen, May 4 | The Danish Health Authority has decided to drop the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from its mass coronavirus inoculation program."Taking the...

WHO chief, ex-UK PM urge IP waiver for Covid vax

Geneva, May 4 | World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown have called for a temporary...

Jaishankar, Blinken discuss increasing Covid vax production capacity

By Arul LouisNew York, May 4 | India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have discussed increasing...

Canada to pause 1st batch of J&J Covid vax over quality...

Toronto, May 3 | Health Canada is set to pause the first batch of 300,000 Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 jabs after learning that a...

Centre to provide 56L vax doses to states, UTs in next...

New Delhi, May 2 | With its aim to vaccinate maximum number of people to curb Covid-19 menace, the Centre has decided to...

K’taka CM launches vax drive for 18+

Bengaluru, May 1 | Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa symbolically launched the Covid vaccination drive for people in the 18-44 age group here on...

‘Vax restrained infections among frontline workers in Chennai’

Chennai, May 1 | Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner (GCC) G. Prakash on Saturday said that vaccination has restrained Covid cases among the frontline workers...

Russia begins production of world’s first Covid vax for animals

Msocow, May 1 | Russia's agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor announced on Friday that it had started mass production of the world's first Covid-19 vaccine for...

US CDC warns vax providers of anxiety-related adverse events

Washington, May 1 | The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday urged Covid-19 vaccine providers to be aware of anxiety-related...

Will begin vax jabs for 18-45 as SII offers more doses:...

Jaipur, April 30 | Hours after announcing that Rajasthan would curtail Phase 3 of the Covid vaccination drive to those aged 35-45 due to...

Kareena explains importance of Covid vax to son with a ‘Tom...

Mumbai, April 29 | Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan on Thursday posted a clip from the "Tom & Jerry" cartoon series in a bid to...

All citizens must get free Covid vax: RaGa

New Delhi, April 29 | A day after the Center opened registration for May 1-phase of Covid vaccination, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday...

‘Single dose of Covid vax can cut transmission by up to...

London, April 29 | A single dose of a Covid-19 vaccine can cut transmission of coronavirus by up to half, a Public Health England...

CoWIN crashes, hits vax registration for 18+

New Delhi, April 28 | Registration for the third phase of Covid vaccination starting May 1 could not take off on time on Wednesday,...

Aus athletes travelling for Oly prioritised for vax

Canberra, April 28 | Australian athletes competing in this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be given priority access to coronavirus vaccines before departing.The...

Consumer forums appeal to PM to ensure equitable distribution of vax

New Delhi, April 28 | Consumer forums appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure equitable distribution and easy accessibility of Covid vaccines across...

Girl gang raped in Patna on pretext of Covid vax

Patna, April 28 | Two men in Patna allegedly gang raped a girl on the pretext of providing her coronavirus vaccine, an official said.The...

Delaying vax will give virus opportunity to develop new variants

Hyderabad, April 28 | People should not delay taking Covid-19 vaccine as this will give virus an opportunity to develop new variants and some...

Registration for 3rd phase of vax begins from 4 p.m.

New Delhi, April 28 | Registration for the third phase of Covid vaccination for everyone above 18 years will start from 4 p.m. Wednesday.On...

Madhuri Dixit gets her second jab of Covid vax

Mumbai, April 27 | Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene has urged everyone to get vaccinated, adding that she has received her second jab of the...

Maha scouts for 12 cr vax for 18-45 age group

Mumbai, April 27 | Barely 72 hours before the ambitious phase of vaccination for 18-45 age groups begins from May 1, the Maharashtra government...

Muraleedharan accuses Vijayan govt of foul play in vax distribution

Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 | Union Minister V. Muraleedharan on Tuesday accused the Pinarayi Vijayan government of foul play in vaccine distribution across Kerala, saying...

Priyanka Chopra appeals to Biden govt to share Covid vax with...

Los Angles, April 27 | Actress Priyanka Chopra has tweeted an appeal to the President of the United States (POTUS) and the US government...

IACC urges US to provide raw material for vax to India

Hyderabad, April 26 | The Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), the apex bi-lateral chamber synergizing India-US economic engagement, has urged the US authorities...

UP places order for 1 crore Covid vax

Lucknow, April 26 | The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has placed an order for one crore Covid-19 vaccine doses for the third...

Bharat Biotech’s announcement to spark debate on Covid vax pricing

Hyderabad, April 25 | Bharat Biotech's pricing announcement of its Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin on Saturday is likely to further intensify the debate on pricing...

S.Korea unfreezes $30mn Iranian funds for medicine, vax purchase

Tehran, April 22 | South Korea has released a small portion of Iranian funds in its banks for its purchase of medicine and vaccine,...

Only 1% Covid vax administered in lowest-income nations: WHO

Geneva, April 20 | The World Health Organization (WHO) said that only 1 per cent of the 100 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine...

No US confirmation of lifting ban on vax raw material exports

By Arul LouisNew York, April 20 | US President Joe Biden's spokesperson Jen Psaki has refused to say if the US will allow the...

Unsure whether vax effective against Indian variant: UK Health Secy

New Delhi, April 20 | British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he cannot give any assurances that the current vaccines the UK has...

Everyone above 18 eligible for anti-Covid vax from May 1 (ld)

New Delhi, April 19 | The Union Government on Monday announced that everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible to get a...

Ludhiana police chief tests Covid positive despite full vax

Chandigarh, April 19 | Over a month after getting the second dose of coronavirus vaccine, Ludhiana's Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal tested positive for...

Twitter, Facebook, Snap join White House Covid vax campaign

San Francisco, April 19 | Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Snap have joined the US government's promotional campaign for vaccine eligibility, according...

Covid vax ‘less effective’ in people with some blood cancer: Study

Jerusalem, April 18 | The two-dose mRNA Covid-19 vaccine may be aless effective' in people undergoing treatment for certain types of blood cancers, researchers...

‘Public confidence in Italy’s vax rollout hindered by AstraZeneca fears’

Rome, April 18 | The regional health authorities in Italy's Lombardy region have said that public confidence in the country's use of the AstraZeneca...

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RBI’s Regulations Review Authority sets up advisory group

Mumbai, May 7 | The Regulations Review Authority of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an advisory group to support it.The group...