India needs quick and complete vaccination, not BJP’s lies: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has alleged the government was busy saving the Prime Minister’s image while Covid-19 took its toll on the people of the country, drawing a sharp retort from Health Minister Harsh Vardhan who accused him of making ‘mythical claims’ and politicising the issue. Continue Reading

Covishield to be sold at Rs 400 for States, Rs 600 for private hospitals

Serum Institute of India’s Covishield will be available to State governments at Rs 400 a dose and private hospitals at Rs 600 a dose, the Pune headquartered company said today. Continue Reading

Serum Institute to delay vaccines to foreign nations

Close on the heels of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s comments said Britain was receiving fewer vaccines than planned for due to a delay in shipment from the Serum Institute of India and other factors, a report has said SII is delaying shipments to Brazil, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. 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

Serum Institute seeks approval to conduct Novavax trial

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has applied to local authorities to conduct a small domestic trial of Novavax Inc’s Covid-19 vaccine, which was found to be 89.3 per cent effective in a UK trial. 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