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Tag: Coronavirus Vaccine

Phase III Trial Of Bharat Biotech Intranasal Vaccine
DGCI Approves For Phase III Trial Of Bharat Biotech Intranasal Vaccine As Booster

According to a source, Bharat Biotech aims to conduct clinical trials on 5,000 healthy subjects: half or 2,500 individuals who have received Covishield and another 2,500 who have been administered Covaxin.

Centre To Procure 60L DNA Vaccines In October
Centre To Procure 60L DNA Vaccines In October

The three-dose DNA built vaccine has 66.6 per cent efficacy against Covid.

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Over 88.14 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Given To States, Uts: Health Ministry

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the government has been supporting states and UTs by providing them COVID-19 vaccines for free, the ministry said.

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Over 79.58 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Provided To States, UTs: Centre

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Centre has been supporting the states and UTs by providing them COVID-19 vaccines free of cost.

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Odisha Issues Guidelines For Special Covid Vaccination Campaign For Teachers, School Staff

The Odisha government has released a set of guidelines for the launch of a special Covid vaccination campaign for teachers and non-teaching staff of schools across the State.

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Covid 3rd Wave May See Half The Cases Recorded During Second Surge, Says Govt Panel Scientist

A possible third wave of coronavirus infection can hit its peak between October-November if Covid-appropriate behaviour is not followed, but it may see half the daily cases recorded during the second surge, said a scientist of a government panel tasked with modelling of COVID-19 cases.

More Than 23 Crore COVID19 Vaccine Doses Provided To States/UTs
Adequate COVID19 Vaccines From August Onward: NITI Aayog CEO

"From then on, we should be able to vaccinate everybody in India properly and that should help us," he said, amid a shortage of vaccine in various states.

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Second Made-In-India Vax Coming, Deal Signed For 30 Cr Doses

Biological-E's vaccine is currently in Phase-3 clinical trials after showing promising results in Phase 1 and 2, and it is likely to be available in the market in next few months, said a Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) statement.

Odisha CM Sanctions Additional Funds To 3 Dists For Covid Managament Bhubaneswar: In order to manage the rising Covid-19 situation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sanctioned additional funds for three districts-Puri, Sonepur and Sambalpur- from the chief Minister Relief Funds (CMRF). Puri district which had earlier received of Rs 14,59,74,408 from the government, was sanctioned additional further from CMRF. With the additional amount, Puri district now has received a total Rs 16,59,74,408  for Covid management. Similarly, the Chief Minister has also sanctioned Rs 1 Crore for Sonepur district, which was given 2,50,00,000 earlier. With Rs 1 crore additional funds, the total amount sanctioned to the district went up to 3,50,00,000 for Covid-19 management. Similarly, Sambalpur district received a total Rs 16,12,80,692 with additional fund of Rs 4,62,80,692 released today from the CMRF. The government had previously sanctioned Rs 11,50,00,000 for the district to spend on Covid management.
Naveen Writes To All CMs, Pushes For Centralised Procurement Of Covid-19 Vaccines

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said though many states have floated global tenders for vaccine procurement, the global vaccine manufacturers are looking forward to the Union Government for the clearances and assurances.

Covaxin Price Slashed To Rs 400/Dose For States
Production Batches Of Covaxin Initiated In March To Be Ready Only In June

For vaccines to result in actual vaccination of people, highly coordinated efforts are required from international supply chain, manufacturers, regulators, and state and Central government agencies, it added.

New Antiviral With 99.9% Efficacy Against Covid-19 Developed
New Antiviral With 99.9% Efficacy Against Covid-19 Developed

The new antiviral approach used gene-silencing RNA technology called siRNA (small-interfering RNA) to attack the virus' genome directly, which stops the virus from replicating, as well as lipid nanoparticles designed at Griffith University and City of Hope to deliver the siRNA to the lungs, the critical site of infection.

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Mixing Covid Vaccine Doses Safe, Can Raise Side Effects: Lancet

Mixing Covid-19 vaccine doses -- second dose from a different brand than the first -- is safe, but may present more frequent mild side-effects such as a headache, chills or a fever, showed results of a preliminary study published in the Lancet.

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Covid-19: Odisha Plans Vaccination Drive On Lines Of Poll Process

Bhubaneswar: With nation-wide anticipation building up over launching of Covid-19 vaccine possibly in the next few weeks, the Odisha Government has firmed up its blueprint for the mass vaccination that is expected to roll out with the onset of New Year. According to sources, the State government has planned to undertake the vaccination drive on […]

Pfizer COVID19 Vaccine 95% Effective, Seeks Emergency Clearance

New York: Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech released a second batch of interim results on Wednesday, saying their coronavirus vaccine candidate is 95 per cent effective and also protects the most vulnerable people in older age groups from the risk of falling prey to the virus. “Primary efficacy analysis demonstrates BNT162b2 to be 95 […]

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BJP's Free Covid-19 Vaccine Promise In Bihar Poll Manifesto Creates Stir In Odisha Politics

Bhubaneswar: A day after the BJP announced free Covid-19 vaccination for all in Bihar as part of its election manifesto; the announcement has heated up politics in Odisha. Ruling-BJD legislator Arabinda Dhali reacted sharply at BJP’s announcement and said it is ‘appalling’ that a vaccine to fight the pandemic is being made a poll agenda. […]

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Now, Pre-Book Your Vaccination Through App

New Delhi: A Mumbai-based health-tech start-up has launched an application for Indian citizens to book an appointment with the nearest doctor or the vaccination clinic to get themselves vaccinated. This comes at a time when the country is waiting for the coronavirus vaccine with bated breath. WONDRx is a made-in-India health-tech start-up working on Digital India […]

Covid-19: Russia Produces First Batch Of Sputnik V Vaccine For Civilian Circulation

Moscow/New Delhi: In some good news for millions living in hope for a Covid-19 vaccine shot, the Russian Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine has been produced for civilian circulation. The supplies of the medication to the Russian regions are expected soon, the Health Ministry told reporters, reports […]

Oxford Covid Vaccine Trials Delayed Over Safety Approvals

New Delhi: The clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Oxford, which was expected to start at The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, have been delayed by at least a week. The trials that were expected to commence in the first week of September […]

Russian Vaccine 'Sputnik V' Found Safe In Early Human Trials

London: A Russian Covid-19 vaccine has shown no serious side effects and elicited an immune response in early human trials, said a study published in The Lancet on Friday. Russia last month registered the “Sputnik V”, becoming the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine. However, the country faced criticism for approving a vaccine before […]

India To Have Coronavirus Vaccine By 2020 End: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday that the country will have a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus by the end of the year. Speaking to reporters here, he said that a Covid-19 vaccine is likely in the next 4-5 months. “I hope that if everything goes well, […]

COVID-19 Vaccine: Russia Plans Mass Vaccination From October

Moscow: Russia is planning a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus from October, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said. “We plan wider (vaccination) from October because we need to launch a new system of treatment gradually,” the Minister told TASS News Agency on Saturday. Murashko pointed out earlier that clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine […]

COVID-19 Vaccine: India Sounds Confident Of Covaxin

New Delhi: As India races to bring a vaccine for Covid-19 by mid-August, the government on Sunday said that it is entering the human trial stage which “marks the beginning of the end”. COVAXIN by Bharat Biotech and ZyCov-D vaccine by Zydus Cadila is India’s own efforts to bring a vaccine for this global pandemic. […]

Johnson & Johnson To Begin Human Trial Of Covid Vaccine In July

New York: Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday said that it has accelerated the first in-human clinical trial of its investigational SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in the second half of July via its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies (Janssen). The trial for the vaccine, Ad26.COV2-S, recombinant, was initially scheduled to begin in September. “Based on the strength of the preclinical […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Likely In 2020, But Production Only By 2021 End

New Delhi: Swedens chief epidemiologist Dr Anders Tegnell said Covid-19 vaccine may be developed in 2020, but its production will only start by the end of 2021. In a webinar organized by Public Health Foundation of India, Tegnell, who is also the architect of Covid-19 Sweden’s lockdown-lite, said: “To reach full herd immunity to stop […]

Covid-19 vaccine: Pfizer CEO claims medicine could be ready by October

New York: Global pharmaceutical major Pfizer believes that a Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of October, the company’s CEO Albert Bourla said. Pfizer is conducting clinical trials in the US and Europe for the BNT162 vaccine programme to prevent Covid-19 in collaboration with German mRNA company BioNTech. Bourla made the comments while […]