Vaccine supplies at risk without indemnity for companies: Poonawalla

New Delhi: Supplies of Covid-19 vaccines could be at risk “without indemnity for vaccine makers”, Adar Poonawalla, chief executive officer of Serum Institute of India, said on Thursday. His comment to Reuters comes after ET on Thursday reported that Indian vaccine makers will be held liable for any complications or adverse effects that arise from … Read more Vaccine supplies at risk without indemnity for companies: Poonawalla

Pregnant, lactating women should not be administered COVID-19 vaccine at this time: Health ministry

New Delhi: Interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines is not permitted and pregnant and lactating women should not be administered the shots as they have not been part of any anti-coronavirus vaccine clinical trial so far, the health ministry said on Thursday. In a letter to all states and Union territories, the ministry highlighted that under the … Read more Pregnant, lactating women should not be administered COVID-19 vaccine at this time: Health ministry

Coronavirus | More COVID-19 vaccine vials required than those received: Maharashtra Health Minister

Maharashtra reports 3,556 fresh cases, 3,009 recoveries; death toll rises to 50,221 Maharashtra has so far received 9.83 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines — 9.63 lakh vials of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and 20,000 vials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin — as against the requirement of 17.50 lakh doses in the first phase of inoculation, … Read more Coronavirus | More COVID-19 vaccine vials required than those received: Maharashtra Health Minister

More vials required than those received: Tope

Maharashtra reports 3,556 fresh cases, 3,009 recoveries; death toll rises to 50,221 Maharashtra has so far received 9.83 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines — 9.63 lakh vials of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and 20,000 vials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin — as against the requirement of 17.50 lakh doses in the first phase of inoculation, … Read more More vials required than those received: Tope

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

State sees 2,936 new COVID-19 cases, 3,282 recoveries, 50 deaths

Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 2,936 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of infections to 19,74,488, the State health department said. With 50 more people succumbing to the viral disease, the cumulative death toll in the State mounted to 50,151, an official said. A total of 3,282 patients were discharged after treatment during the day, taking … Read more State sees 2,936 new COVID-19 cases, 3,282 recoveries, 50 deaths

Zee News poll: 58.7% people think their lives would come back to ‘pre-COVID-19 normal’ post Coronavirus vaccination

New Delhi: The world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive is going to begin on January 16, 2021, when the coronavirus vaccine doses will be administered in India.  On a day when India reported 12,584 new coronavirus confirmed cases which is the lowest daily increase after nearly seven months, Zee News conducted a poll on Twitter and … Read more Zee News poll: 58.7% people think their lives would come back to ‘pre-COVID-19 normal’ post Coronavirus vaccination

First flight with COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune

New Delhi/Pune: The first consignment of Covishield vaccines reached Delhi from Pune on Tuesday, four days ahead of the launch of a nationwide drive against the coronavirus. A SpiceJet flight carrying the vaccines landed at the Delhi airport around 10 am. It had left for the national capital around 8 am, three hours after three … Read more First flight with COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune

Mamata seeks scientific confirmation of vaccine safety

Raising questions on whether adequate scientific confirmation was available in support of both the vaccines approved in India for COVID-19 (Covishield and Covaxin), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a video conference with the Prime Minister on Monday said the States have been left with no option to choose or procure between the two … Read more Mamata seeks scientific confirmation of vaccine safety