European regulators okays Pfizer vaccine for children

The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended that the use of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech be expanded to children ages 12 to 15, a decision that offers younger and less at-risk populations across the continent access to a Covid-19 shot for the first time. Continue Reading

RDIF, Virchow Biotech ink pact to produce Sputnik V vaccine in India

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hyderabad-based Virchow Biotech on Monday announced an agreement to produce up to 200 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine in India. Continue Reading

Covid-19 vaccination programme might begin in January: Health Minister

Amidst fears of a growing mutant version of the Coronavirus, the government informed that India may begin vaccinating people for Covid-19 in January. Continue Reading

Covid-19 inoculation drive: Centre issues guidelines

Vaccinating 100-200 people in each session per day, monitoring them for 30 minutes after administering the shots for any adverse event and allowing only one beneficiary at a time are among the guidelines issued by the Centre for the Covid-19 inoculation drive. Continue Reading

‘Co-win’ to help win against Covid

The Union Health Ministry has developed a digital platform, including a mobile application, for real-time monitoring of Covid-19 vaccine delivery, recording data and to enable people to get themselves registered for vaccination. Continue Reading

Joe Biden pledges to publicly get a Covid-19

US President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday he would publicly take a coronavirus vaccine to demonstrate its safety to the public and pledged to retain the nation’s top adviser on the pandemic, Anthony Fauci, when he takes office next month. Continue Reading

Covid will soon be thing of past: Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said the rapidness at which coronavirus vaccines are being developed will have a significant effect on new technologies that will help in faster drug discoveries, lowering the cost and making it more affordable for the poor. Continue Reading