Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: New Zealand Probes Probable Community Covid-19 Case; UK Docs Seek Review of 12-Week Gap Between Vaccine Jabs

“No other nation has adopted the UK’s approach,” Dr. Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the BMA council, told the BBC. He said the WHO had recommended that the second Pfizer vaccine shot could be given up to six weeks after the first but only “in exceptional circumstances.” “I do understand the trade-off and the rationale, but … Read more Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: New Zealand Probes Probable Community Covid-19 Case; UK Docs Seek Review of 12-Week Gap Between Vaccine Jabs

India’s Bharat Biotech seeks Bangladesh trial for COVID vaccine

DHAKA: India’s Bharat Biotech has applied to conduct trials in Bangladesh for its coronavirus vaccine recently approved for emergency use at home, a senior official at Bangladesh’s main medical research body told Reuters. If allowed to go ahead, this would be the first trial of any coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh and could give the densely-populated … Read more India’s Bharat Biotech seeks Bangladesh trial for COVID vaccine

Medical experts back both Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech’s vaccines in India

MUMBAI: A group of medical professionals has endorsed the vaccines made by Serum Institute of India (AstraZeneca/Oxford) and Bharat Biotech in an attempt to address hesitancy among healthcare workers to get vaccinated. The endorsement letter from 49 medical experts, led by AIIMS’ former director TD Dogra, comes after reports emerged that some healthcare workers are … Read more Medical experts back both Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech’s vaccines in India

India’s Serum Institute expects WHO emergency approval for AstraZeneca shot soon

The Serum Institute of India expects WHO emergency-use authorization soon for the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which it is producing for mid and low income countries, its chief executive said. “The emergency use licensure from the WHO (World Health Organization) should be available and coming through in the next week or two, hopefully, because we … Read more India’s Serum Institute expects WHO emergency approval for AstraZeneca shot soon

As India Gears Up for Massive Inoculation Drive, Here are the Countries Leading Covid-19 Vaccination Race

While India is set to launch world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive starting January 16, there are few other countries which are already leading the race in vaccinating their population. Overall, till January 12, 29.42 million people globally received at least one jab of the vaccine, according to data compiled by the University of Oxford. Israel … Read more As India Gears Up for Massive Inoculation Drive, Here are the Countries Leading Covid-19 Vaccination Race

WHO asks Serum Institute of India for Covishield trial data to begin global supply

MUMBAI: The World Health Organisation has asked Serum Institute of India to submit its data from clinical trials of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine conducted in India for prequalification, to kick off the distribution of vaccines under the Covax Facility. WHO prequalification is a service the global organisation provides to facilitate access to medicines that meet unified … Read more WHO asks Serum Institute of India for Covishield trial data to begin global supply

India wants Pfizer to do local study for approval: Official

NEW DELHI: Any vaccine maker, including Pfizer, which has sought emergency-use authorisation for its Covid-19 shot in India, must conduct a local “bridging” safety and immunogenicity study to be considered for the country’s immunisation programme, a senior government official told Reuters. Serum Institute of India, the local manufacturer of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and … Read more India wants Pfizer to do local study for approval: Official

Covishield vaccine transport from SII’s factory in Pune to start on Jan 11 or 12: Sources

Pune: With the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India set to rollout on January 16, the transportation of Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India‘s facility in Pune in Maharashtra is likely to start from the evening of January 11 or on January 12, sources involved in planning the logistics said on Sunday. The vaccine-laden … Read more Covishield vaccine transport from SII’s factory in Pune to start on Jan 11 or 12: Sources

Before Second Nationwide Dry Run of Vaccination, ‘Covishield’ Shots Reach Delhi from Pune

The first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ will land in Delhi at 9pm on Thursday. This comes a day ahead of second nationwide mock drill on the coronavirus vaccination scheduled to be held on January 8. Flight no AI-850 from Pune to Delhi will carry the first the consignment of the vaccines to the national … Read more Before Second Nationwide Dry Run of Vaccination, ‘Covishield’ Shots Reach Delhi from Pune

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Efforts on to Ensure Seamless Last-Mile Delivery of Vaccine, Says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: World Health Organization experts warned Wednesday there could be six months of “hard, hard road ahead” in 2021 before vaccines turn the tide against the coronavirus pandemic. Source link