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COVID-19 Vaccine Dry Run Held Across India

Dr Harsh Vardhan visits GTB Hospital, Shahdara and UPHC, Daryaganj to review the Mock Drill Assures the Nation that safety, efficacy & immunogenicity of the vaccine shall never be compromised Warns people not to pay heed to rumours and speculation Detailed Guidelines have been Formulated to conduct this […]

Govt allows import/export of COVID-19 vaccine without any value limitation

New Delhi, Jan 1: The government has allowed import and export of COVID-19 vaccines without any value limitation, in order to ensure speedy clearance and distribution. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has amended the regulations to facilitate the import/export of COVID-19 vaccines through courier, at […]

India tests vaccine delivery systems ahead of emergency approval

AHMEDABAD, India – Some Indian states on Monday began a trial run of COVID-19 vaccine delivery systems, with health authorities checking everything from their technology platforms to the storage infrastructure that will be required to inoculate millions. India wants to deliver 600 million coronavirus shots in the next […]

Pence, Biden to get COVID-19 vaccine in bid to build public support

WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence will receive the coronavirus vaccine in public on Friday as the outgoing U.S. administration and President-elect Joe Biden’s team try to build support for a mass inoculation to stanch the deadly pandemic. Pence, who has headed the White House coronavirus task force, […]

Can I stop wearing a mask after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

Can I stop wearing a mask after getting a COVID-19 vaccine? No. For a couple reasons, masks and social distancing will still be recommended for some time after people are vaccinated. To start, the first coronavirus vaccines require two shots; Pfizer’s second dose comes three weeks after the […]

Third of Spaniards ready to take COVID-19 vaccine immediately, survey shows

MADRID – About a third of the Spanish population is ready to take the COVID-19 vaccine immediately, while 55.2% of them would rather wait for the effects to be known, a survey carried out by CIS pollster showed on Friday. Only 8.4% of Spaniards would refuse to take […]

China gave COVID-19 vaccine candidate to North Korea’s Kim: U.S. analyst

SEOUL – China has provided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family with an experimental coronavirus vaccine, a U.S. analyst said on Tuesday, citing two unidentified Japanese intelligence sources. Harry Kazianis, a North Korea expert at the Center for the National Interest think tank in Washington, […]

India pins hopes on locally-tested COVID-19 vaccines given Pfizer constraints

NEW DELHI – India hopes five locally-tested vaccines will help it to control COVID-19, as those developed by Pfizer PFE.N and Moderna MRNA.O may not be available to it in big quantities soon. The five candidates include Russia’s Sputnik-V whose “Phase-II going to Phase-III” trials in India will start next week in […]

Exclusive: India-made COVID-19 vaccine could be launched as early as February – government scientist

NEW DELHI – An Indian government-backed COVID-19 vaccine could be launched as early as February – months earlier than expected – as last-stage trials begin this month and studies have so far showed it is safe and effective, a senior government scientist told Reuters. Bharat Biotech, a private […]

China aims to make 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses a year

BEIJING — A Chinese health official said Friday that the country’s annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories. Capacity is expected to reach 610 million doses by the end of this […]

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