#Coronavirus Vaccine

1 day ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires a single dose. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine was effective against coronavirus variants first found in South Africa, Brazil: FDA
  • In large clinical trials, the vaccine's efficacy was 85.9% against severe coronavirus
  • An independent panel of the FDA will meet on Friday to discuss the vaccine's merits

1 day ago.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
PM Narendra Modi with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata in January. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi
  • She highlighted that election in the state is due soon for which people will go to polling stations
  • Banerjee asked for PM's help so that the state government would be able to purchase vaccines on a priority basis

1 day ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A medic administers the first dose of Covaxin vaccine to a frontline worker in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Vaccines will be administered at 10,000 government and over 20,000 private vaccination centres
  • Vaccines will be free of cost at government centres
  • Amount to be paid at private centres will be decided by the Health Ministry in the next few days

1 day ago.New York, NY, USA
Ghana will receive 600,000 doses of the free Covax vaccines. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Covax is a global initiative to procure and distribute free vaccines to low and middle-income countries
  • Ghana will receive AstraZeneca/Oxford University's vaccine
  • It is being manufactured at India's Serum Institute

2 days ago.Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghanistan on Tuesday launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign aimed at inoculating hundreds of thousands. (AP/PTI Photo/Representative)

  • Doctors, security personnel, and journalists were among the first volunteers to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • "This is a big opportunity for the people of Afghanistan," said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
  • Officially, Afghanistan has recorded just 55,600 COVID-19 cases and about 2,430 deaths

3 days ago.Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina expects a million doses of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine in the next few days. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Sinopharm's vaccine requires two doses per person
  • Till now, Argentina's vaccination drive was largely dependent on Russia's Sputnik V vaccine
  • It has received 1.22 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by Russia's Gamaleya Institute

3 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A total of 10,699,410 patients have recovered from coronavirus in India so far. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The total number of coronavirus cases in India has now reached 11,005,850
  • India's death toll stands at 156, 385
  • Currently, there are 150,055 active cases in the country

3 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Texas as well as other states suffered awful weather conditions over the last week
  • The conditions delayed Biden administrations COVID-19 vaccine drive
  • However, the Biden administration has delivered about 2 million of the targeted 6 million doses 

5 days ago.Frankfurt, Germany
The new tests have potentially simplifying complex cold-chain logistics of the vaccines. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Under the existing guidelines, the BioNTech/Pfizer jab needs to be stored at a frigid minus 80 degrees Celsius
  • The companies have asked the US FDA to allow for the vaccine to be stored for up to two weeks at minus 25 degrees Celsius
  • The BioNTech/Pfizer jab was the first vaccine against COVID-19 to be approved in the West

6 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India received one crore vaccinations in just 34 days. (Credit photo : /Pixabay)

  • 1,01,88,007 vaccine doses were given to the frontline workers (FLWs) and healthcare workers (HCWs) 
  • The vaccination drive is witnessing a significant increase day by day: Ministry
  • India started its vaccination programme on January 16