Britain approves J and J Covid-19 vaccine, cuts order

Britain’s medicine regulator on Friday approved Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Covid-19 vaccine for use, with the government adding it had cut its order for the vaccine by 10 million doses. Continue Reading

Covid-19 vaccine choice to be given in coming days: Centre

The Central government said it will let people choose their coronavirus vaccination centres when the campaign expands next week, effectively letting beneficiaries pick either a home-grown shot or the AstraZeneca one, unlike now. Continue Reading

Serum Institute to supply 1.1 billion vaccine doses for Covax scheme

Serum Institute Of India will supply 1.1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Novavax to the Covax vaccine scheme, as part of a new long-term deal, the head of the UN Children’s Fund said. Continue Reading

When will India start Covid-19 vaccine supply to WHO?

India has informed the UN Security Council that it will gradually supply vaccines to the Covax facility of the World Health Organisation and undertake contractual supplies to various countries in a phased manner, as more than six million doses have been airlifted to nine countries under New Delhi’s ‘vaccine diplomacy’. Continue Reading

Oxford trials show ‘strong immune response’ in all adult groups

Oxford University has said one of the frontrunners in the race for a vaccine against Covid-19 has been found to produce a strong immune response in all adult groups. Continue Reading