Covid-19 vaccine

  • Modi receives his 1st Covid vaccine dose at AIIMS
    New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first dose of Covid vaccine here at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday, leading the country in the third phase of the inoculation drive as a massive chunk of population aged above 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities prepare to take the shots. Modi was administered Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. "Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS," he informed on Twitter. At t
  • COVID-19 vaccine an opportunity to end pandemic: Dr Kevichusa
    Kohima, February 24 (MExN): COVID-19 vaccination consultation workshop with civil societies and church organizations was held at Conference Hall, Medical Directorate, Kohima on February 24. A DIPR report stated that the Principal Director, Health & Family Welfare, Dr Kevichusa in his address said COVID-19 vaccine provides an opportunity to shorten and to end the pandemic. He said that vaccination is the safest route back to our normal lives and urged all health workers to avail
  • Elderly people in Singapore to get Covid-19 vaccine from March
    Singapore, February 20 (IANS): Covid-19 vaccinations for people aged 60 to 69 will start around the end of March, with the rest of the population to follow suit in April, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Friday. If all goes well and there are no disruptions to the supply, one million more people would have received shots by April, the Straits Times reported. Some 250,000 Singapore residents have been vaccinated to date, with around 110,000 having received their second dose, Y
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca jab effective against UK Covid variant, study finds
    London, February 7 (PTI): The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and produced by AstraZeneca has shown efficacy against the UK variant of the coronavirus, according to an ongoing study by researchers. Oxford University scientists who developed the ChAdOx1-nCoV19 vaccine have found that it remains effective against at least one of the new variants of the disease, called the B.1.1.7 Kent' coronavirus strain after the south-east England region where it was first discov
  • India's Covid-19 vaccinations to stretch to late 2022: Study
    New Delhi, January 28 (IANS): While India has already given Covid-19 vaccine doses to over 20 lakh people as the first phase of the drive continues, a new study has said that the vaccination programme against the pandemic will stretch to late 2022. Similar will be the scenario for most middle-income countries, including China, said the report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research division of the Economist Group. While vaccination programme currently underway have raise
  • Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine works against new variants
    New York, January 25 (IANS): US-based drugmaker Moderna on Monday said its Covid-19 vaccine retains neutralising activity against emerging variants first identified in the UK and South Africa. Vaccination with the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine produced neutralising titers against all key emerging variants tested, including B.1.1.7 and B.1.351, first identified in the UK and South Africa, respectively, the company said on the basis of a study. However, the company also said it will tes
  • Bill Gates receives first dose of Covid vax
    San Francisco, January 25 (IANS): Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who has been a target of conspiracy theorists for his push for vaccinations, has received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. "One of the benefits of being 65 is that I'm eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine. I got my first dose this week, and I feel great," Gates said in a tweet over the weekend. "Thank you to all of the scientists, trial participants, regulators, and frontline h
  • No side effects of COVID-19 vaccine reported so far in Manipur: CM Biren Singh
    Newmai News Network Imphal | January 18 There has been no report of any side effect regarding the COVID-19 vaccine since the start of vaccination drive in Manipur on January 16,  Chief Minister N Biren Singh informed today.  Addressing media persons at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Monday, Singh said that the Government had been closely monitoring the vaccination programme held throughout the State and considering all necessary criteria to be taken up befor
  • Modi should get himself vaccinated first: Ambedkar
    Aurangabad, January 16 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi should first get himself vaccinated for COVID-19 to clear doubts in the minds of people, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader Prakash Ambedkar said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters, Ambedkar said the VBA will hold protests across Maharashtra on January 27 in support of the ongoing agitation by farmers at borders of Delhi for the repeal of three new farm laws. "The prime minister and CM (Maharashtra chief minister Ud
  • Dimapur COVID-19 vaccination: ‘Vaccine is painless’
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 16 Blood Bank incharge of District Hospital Dimapur, Dr Temsu, who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Dimapur described his experience as “painless.” “It is painless and I feel quite elated because I’m now about to be protected (from COVID-19),” he told media persons after receiving the first dose of vaccine on January 16. He allayed all apprehensions being widely discussed on various social media pl
  • 21 vaccination sites set up under urban areas in Kohima
    Kohima, January 16 (MExN): Under urban areas in Kohima district, a total of 21 sites, 16 at government health facilities and 5 at private health facilities have been set up for vaccination sessions. According to a report from the DPRO Kohima, government session sites include NHAK, Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHCs), Seikhazou and UPHC Potterlane while Primary Health Centres (PHCs) included Bethal Medical Centre, Kohimas, K. P Bethesda, Oking and Putuonuo Nursing Home. In the fi
  • COVID-19 vaccine: CMO Dimapur says Nagaland has ‘very good’ storage facilities
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 14 (MExN): The Chief Medical Officer of Dimapur, Dr Mereninla Senlem today stated that Nagaland State has very good storage facilities maintaining the required 2 to 8 degree Celsius storage temperature. This was reported by the DIPR on Thursday evening.  The CMO had earlier received the 26,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine which arrived in Dimapur airport at around 1:30pm on January 14.  Briefing media persons from Dimapur Airport, the Dimapur CMO
  • Nagaland receives first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 14  In a positive development, Nagaland today received the first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines, two days ahead of the scheduled roll-out on January 16. According to state health officials, 26500 doses of Covishield vaccine arrived at Dimapur Airport on January 14 as a part of first phase delivery from the Government of India.  The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, has been developed in collaboration with Pune-b
  • Gap of 28 days between two COVID-19 vaccine doses,  effectiveness to begin after 14 days: Health Ministry
    New Delhi, January 12 (PTI): There will be a gap of 28 days between two doses of COVID-19 vaccine and its effectiveness will begin 14 days after the second dose, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. Addressing a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said vaccine effectiveness will be seen only after 14 days. "So we urge people to keep following COVID appropriate behaviour," he said. Bhushan said there will be a gap of 28 days between two doses of COVI
  • Be ready to receive first supply of COVID-19 vaccine: Govt to states
    New Delhi, January 7 (PTI): The Union health ministry has informed states and union territories that they are likely to receive the first supply of COVID-19 vaccine shortly and asked them to remain prepared to accept these consignments. In a communique, the ministry said vaccine will be supplied to the identified consignee points of 19 states and union territories -- Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Ma
  • Dutch caught off guard by Pfizer approval, unable to start vaccinations until Wednesday says PM
    AMSTERDAM, January 05 (Reuters): The Dutch government was caught off guard by the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by EU regulators in December and has been unable to start vaccinating due to logistical problems, Prime Minister Mark Rutte told parliament on Tuesday. The Netherlands has hundreds of thousands of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses in cold storage, but will not give a first shot until Wednesday, in a limited roll-out to health care workers. Rutte's governm
  • Ready to roll out vaccine within 10 days of emergency approval: Govt
    New Delhi, January 5 (PTI): The health ministry on Tuesday said it is prepared to roll out COVID-19 vaccine within 10 days from date of emergency use authorisation, which was issued on January 3, but noted that the final decision lies with the government. Addressing a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said healthcare workers and frontline workers need not register themselves as their database has been populated on to the Co-WIN vaccine delivery management system
  • PM assures Covid vax soon, urges caution meanwhile
    New Delhi, December 7 (IANS): Referring to his recent talks with scientists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that there would not be much delay in the availability of Covid-19 vaccine in India. However, he once again reminded his countrymen to continue to exercise caution and follow all necessary Covid-19 protection measures like social distancing, use of mask and focus on hand sanitisation, until the vaccines are out. Modi was speaking through video conference w
  • Who, when and how? A look at the UK's vaccination rollout
    London, December 2 (AP): British regulators have become the first to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech for experimental use. Because trials of the vaccine have shown that it has 95 per cent efficacy, there is acute interest in how the U.K. plans to implement its biggest immunisation programme in decades. Here's a look at what is known about Britain's vaccination plan: HOW MUCH OF THE VACCINE DOES THE U.K. HAVE?
  • Q&A: Where are we in the COVID-19 vaccine race?
    Reuters Drugmakers and research centres around the world are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of participants well underway. The following is what we know about the race to deliver vaccines to help end the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 1.34 million lives worldwide: Who is furthest along? U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE released final late-stage trial da