Tag Archives: vaccination

Despite CDC COVID Guidance, Some Still Require Masks

By | May 14, 2021

New CDC guidance says fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks indoors, but many businesses like Starbucks and some state and local governments have not relaxed their own mask rules yet. “The whole country is not a homogeneous space,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said Thursday in explaining that the CDC doesn’t trump state and local… Read More »

Increase gap between two Covishield shots to 12-16 weeks: Govt panel

By | May 13, 2021

New Delhi, May 13 (PTI) A government panel has recommended increasing the gap between two doses of Covishield COVID-19 vaccine to 12-16 weeks, official sources said on Thursday. No change has been suggested for dosage interval of Covaxin by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI). It has… Read More »

People who are infected should also take vaccine: Bharat Biotech Chairman

By | December 23, 2020

People who are infected should also take a vaccine,and India is well prepared regarding the logistics for the vaccine distribution,Bharat BiotechChairman & MD Krishna Ella said on Wednesday. He was speaking in a virtual session on ‘Sero surveillance significance in immunogenicity and safety in pre and post vaccination era’ organised by industrybody CII. … Read More »

India at cusp of authorizing 1st set of Covid-19 vax: Harsh Vardhan

By | December 19, 2020

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday announced that India is at the cusp of authorizing the first set of Covid-19 vaccines and expressed the need for an expeditious vaccination drive to cover all the target populations estimated to be around 30 crore. The Minister made the announcement while chairing the 22nd meeting of… Read More »

Centre may not procure Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine over high cost

By | December 13, 2020

As the Centre starts provisioning for one of the largest Covid-19 immunisation drives in the world, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine candidate seems to be an outlier, at least for now. Senior government officials have indicated that India may not procure the mRNA vaccine, which American major Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech have developed, for the immunisation drive. The… Read More »

US panel endorses mass use of Pfizer Covid vaccine, shots may begin in days

By | December 11, 2020

A US government advisory panel has endorsed Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, in a major step toward an epic vaccination campaign that could finally conquer the outbreak. TopicsCoronavirus Vaccine | Pfizer | Coronavirus Tests AP  |  Washington  Last Updated at December 11, 2020 06:12 IST A US government advisory panel has endorsed Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, in a major step… Read More »

How Bill Gates is working with WHO, drugmakers to defeat the coronavirus

By | November 24, 2020

The head of one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers had a problem. Adar Poonawalla, chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, needed $850 million for everything from glass vials to stainless steel vats so he could begin producing doses of promising coronavirus vaccines for the world’s poor. Mr. Poonawalla calculated that he… Read More »

Covid-19: Vaccine production is not a problem for India, cold chain is

By | November 16, 2020

India is likely to start vaccination drive around January 2021 and is now preparing the road map for what will be perhaps the world’s largest vaccination drive next year. Data shows that India has ample manufacturing capacity (about 2.5 bn doses) that would be sufficient to meet both domestic and export demand, however, analysts point out… Read More »