Blood clot risk much higher from Covid-19, says study

A latest study has said the risk of developing adverse events such as blood clots is considerably higher after infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus than after immunisation with Pfizer and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines. Continue Reading

Canada allows mixing and matching Covid vaccines

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has announced its updated guidance to allow mixing and matching approved Covid-19 vaccines in most scenarios. Continue Reading

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

Mixing Covid-19 vaccine increases side effects

Mixing the doses of different types of two-dose coronavirus vaccines has been found to be safe but increased the frequency of mild to moderate symptoms, a new UK study has found. Continue Reading

Are Pfizer & Moderna jabs safe for ones with food allergies?

A team of experts led by allergists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US has assured that people with food or medication allergies can be vaccinated safely with Covid-19 jabs produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Continue Reading

Expert panel okays Covishield, puts Covaxin on hold

In a huge step towards controlling the spread of the Coronavirus, India on Friday saw an expert panel clearing the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, even as a dry run of the inoculation programme is to be carried out in the country today. Continue Reading

Editorial: Drive it away

Even as India started dry run of Covid-19 vaccine distribution, a huge US study of another vaccine candidate got underway as States continue to roll out scarce supplies of the first shots to a nation anxiously awaiting relief from the catastrophic outbreak. Continue Reading