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

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

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

Covid Vaccine: Who’s on the hook if Covid vaccines go wrong?

The Covid-19 vaccines are here and distribution has begun. But what if something goes wrong? Whether it’s a loss of income, hefty medical bills or other serious adverse effects from getting a shot, someone has to pick up the tab, be it vaccine manufacturers or governments. In the past, so-called liability shields have given companies … Read more Covid Vaccine: Who’s on the hook if Covid vaccines go wrong?

No approval for Covaxin, expert panel seeks more data from Bharat Biotech

The Subject Expert Committee of the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation on Friday has held that the data provided by Bharat Biotech for its coronavirus vaccine ‘Covaxin‘ is not sufficient for grant of emergency use approval and has asked for more information, top sources said. Earlier on Friday, the expert committee, which is tasked with … Read more No approval for Covaxin, expert panel seeks more data from Bharat Biotech

Govt panel recommends marketing authorisation to Serum Institute’s Covishield vaccine

The government panel today recommended marketing authorisation to Serum Institute of India’s Covishield brightening hopes of a much-awaited vaccine being available in India within a few days. “The Subject Expert Committee has recommended in favour of marketing authoritsation to SII’s vaccine but with certain conditions, a person aware of the matter told ET. “Decision is … Read more Govt panel recommends marketing authorisation to Serum Institute’s Covishield vaccine

India to begin vaccine dry runs across the country from today

All states and UTs wlll conduct a vaccine dry run today to ensure effective preparedness for the vaccine roll out. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan held high-level meeting to review the preparedness at session sites for Covid-19 vaccination with principal Secretaries (Health) and other health administrators of all States/UTs through video conference. “The activity is … Read more India to begin vaccine dry runs across the country from today

UK approval of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine positive news, waiting for India’s approval: Serum Institute | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Serum Institute of India (SII) on Wednesday termed the approval for Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the UK as encouraging news and said that the company would now wait for the final nod for the medication in India. Earlier in the day, the UK approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by scientists at Oxford University … Read more UK approval of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine positive news, waiting for India’s approval: Serum Institute | India News – Times of India

India likely to approve AstraZeneca vaccine by next week, could become 1st country to do so

NEW DELHI: India is likely to approve Oxford/AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use by next week after its local manufacturer submitted additional data sought by authorities, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. This could be the first country to give the regulatory green light for the British drugmaker’s vaccine as … Read more India likely to approve AstraZeneca vaccine by next week, could become 1st country to do so