CDC Panel: No COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Surprises

Jan. 27, 2021 — The U.S. is nearly 6 weeks into its historic campaign to vaccinate Americans against the virus that causes COVID-19, and so far, the two vaccines in use look remarkably low-risk, according to new data presented today at a meeting of vaccine experts that advise the CDC. With 23.5 million doses … Read more

Covid 19 vaccine update: Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is effective against UK variant of Coronavirus, says ICMR

Covid-19 vaccine update: Meanwhile, Bharat Biotech had issued a fact sheet for Covaxin which stated that the Covid-19 vaccine has been granted approval for the restricted use of Covaxin under clinical trial mode to prevent Coronavirus disease 2019. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is effective against the new variant of Covid-19 that was traced in the United … Read more

Pune vaccination drive: Municipality doubles the target to vaccinate beneficiaries

The PMC had earlier shortlisted 16 hospitals in the city that will serve people as vaccination centres. In a recent decision made by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the municipality has ramped up all its efforts to increase the vaccination target set for one day. A report by The IE noted that PMC has doubled … Read more

Want Pfizer vaccines? Modi govt must make purchase commitment: Pharma giant on India supply

Pfizer said it is committed in its engagement with the Indian government to make this vaccine available in the country. In a recent statement made by the US drug major Pfizer Inc, the company will continue its request to seek approvals for Coronavirus vaccine in India given that the Indian government commits purchase of vaccine … Read more

Covid 19 vaccination in India LIVE: 7.86 lakh vaccinated; 10 hopitalisations, 82 AEFIs reported in 6 states

Covid vaccination in India: As of now, four deaths have been reported from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Bellary, and Shivamoga in Karnataka, and Nirmal in Telangana. (Image – Ministry of Health Twitter) Covid-19 vaccination in India update: India has so far vaccinated over 7.86 lakh frontline workers against Coronavirus as the phase 1 of the … Read more

Telangana vaccination drive: 77 AEFI cases recorded in three days, 3 hospitalised post COVID-19 shot

A few hundred cases of AEFI have emerged across states post the inoculation. Telangana, amidst the vaccination drive against COVID-19 infection, has reported 77 cases where healthcare workers suffered adverse effects of the vaccination. According to a report by The IE, the 24-year-old healthcare worker inoculated at UPHC Uppal on December 16 was the first … Read more

Covid 19 India vaccination Day 3 LIVE update: India vaccinates record number of people, 3 hospitalised

Covid 19 Vaccine India update: The Day 2 of Covid 19 vaccination in India witnessed 17,072 beneficiaries being vaccinated in six states (Image- UNICEF India) Covid 19 Vaccine India update: Covid-19 vaccination in India enters the third day and so far 2.24 lakh individuals have been administered Coronavirus vaccines Covidshield and Covaxin against the highly … Read more

Covid: 62% warriors vaccinated in Karnataka, Kodagu district records highest

BENGALURU: Sixty-two percent of the enrolled Covid-19 warriors received their shot of vaccination in Karnataka, Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar said on Saturday after the first day of the vaccination drive went off peacefully. The government had identified 21,658 of the enrolled people for the first day of vaccination, but 13,408 of them received … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine is ‘Sanjeevani’ in battle against pandemic, says Union Health Minister

At the beginning of the first phase of the vaccination drive, the union minister was seen holding a dosage of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin at AIIMS Delhi. Image: ANI As the nationwide rollout for vaccination against the novel Coronavirus infection started in India today, the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan compared vaccines to ‘Sanjeevani,’ a medicinal … Read more

Pharmacy Chains Ready to Supply COVID-19 Vaccines

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Now that federal guidelines have expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people over 65 and those of all ages with underlying health conditions, drug stores say they are ready, willing and able to start giving the shots. There’s just one slight glitch: supply. But with two … Read more