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

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

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 6 UK Returnees Test Positive for New Strain of Covid-19

Meanwhile, clinical trials to determine the safety and efficacy of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate from American biotech company Novavax have begun in the United States and Mexico, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Monday. A similar Phase 3 trial for the same vaccine, called NVX-CoV2373, is also under way in the United Kingdom, … Read more Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 6 UK Returnees Test Positive for New Strain of Covid-19

Coronavirus live updates | Every single Indian who needs to be vaccinated will be vaccinated, says Health Secretary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 7 said that the country will not have to wait too long for the coronavirus vaccine even as he cautioned people that there should be no laxity as far as prevention of the infection is concerned. Meanwhile, Neeraj Nischal, Associate Professor of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Science … Read more Coronavirus live updates | Every single Indian who needs to be vaccinated will be vaccinated, says Health Secretary

Serum Institute-ICMR finish enrollment of participants for phase 3 trial of Covid-19 vaccine

Mumbai: Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), have completed the enrollment of phase 3 clinical trials for their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, a move that takes India one step closer to getting a vaccine for Covid-19 by early next year. Both the organisations have also collaborated for clinical development … Read more Serum Institute-ICMR finish enrollment of participants for phase 3 trial of Covid-19 vaccine

Bill Gates: 3 of 6 vaccines in trials may work | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A vaccine for Covid-19 is expected early next year and of the six leading ones which are undergoing trials probably three of them will work, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has said asserting that India has a huge role to play in scaling up manufacturing for these. “If they succeed in their phase three, … Read more Bill Gates: 3 of 6 vaccines in trials may work | India News – Times of India

Covid-19: Early vaccine results show no major safety issue – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Early results from an experimental coronavirus vaccine show no major safety problems and suggest that it spurs the desired immune system responses, researchers reported on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The US government has awarded Novavax, a company based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, $1.6 billion to help develop and make the vaccine, … Read more Covid-19: Early vaccine results show no major safety issue – Times of India