vaccines

  • Covid vaccine likely by early 2021; for old, high-risk first: Harsh Vardhan
    New Delhi, September 13 (IANS): The coronavirus vaccine might be ready by the first quarter of 2021, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. "While no date has been fixed for the vaccine launch, it may be ready by the first quarter of 2021," he said. Harsh Vardhan also said that the government is considering emergency authorisation of Covid-19 vaccination to senior citizens and people working in high-risk settings. "This shall be done
  • Experimental Covid-19 vax prevents severe disease in mice
    Washington, August 14 (IANS): An experimental vaccine is effective at preventing pneumonia in mice infected with the COVID-19 virus, according to a study. The vaccine, which is made from a mild virus genetically modified to carry a key gene from the Covid-19 virus, is published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe. "Unlike many of the other vaccines under development, this vaccine is made from a virus that is capable of spreading in a limited fashion inside the human body, whic
  • ICMR aims to launch COVID-19 vaccine by Aug 15
    New Delhi, July 3 (PTI): Aiming to launch an indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by August 15, the Indian Council of Medical Research has written to select medical institutions and hospitals to fast-track clinical trial approvals for the vaccine candidate Covaxin being developed in collaboration with Bharat Biotech.   12 clinical trial sites have been identified at present and the apex health research body has asked the medical institutions and principal investigators to ensure that