April 15, 2021 00:42 (IST)
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India fastest country to administer 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said India has become the fastest nation to administer 100 million doses as the country crossed the 10 crore-mark.

Pfizer- BioNTech seek permission for emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in adolescents in US

Washington/IBNS: US drug major Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE have sought the permission for emergency use of their vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 15, according to a Reuters report.

Armenia receives 1st batch of 15,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine: Russian Embassy

Yerevan/Sputnik: The first batch of 15,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 has been delivered to Armenia, the counselor of the Russian embassy in Yerevan, Pavel Kurochkin said on Thursday.

Germany to hold bilateral negotiations on Sputnik V supplies with Russia: Spahn

Berlin/Sputnik: Germany will hold negotiations with Russia on the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in order to learn when and in what amount it can be supplied, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Thursday.

Centre allows Covid-19 vaccination in work places, asks states, UTs to prep up

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, the Centre today allowed vaccination in the workplaces where at 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries are present and asked the state and union territories to make necessary arrangements for the drive.

WHO may update safety assessment of AstraZeneca vaccine in two days: Official

Geneva/UNI: The World Health Organization (WHO) may update its safety assessment on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine within the next two days, informed an official on Tuesday.

Arvind Kejriwal asks Centre to ditch phased age-wise vaccination to curb Covid-19 surge

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today asked the Centre to ease the age restriction for Covid-19 vaccination and allow everyone above 18 to get inoculated. He also claimed his government could vaccinate entire Delhi within three months, if allowed.

Judges, teachers, lawyers, journalists in Ludhiana cleared for Covid vaccine shots

Chandigarh/IBNS: Judges, teachers, lawyers and journalists are now eligible to get coronavirus vaccines in Punjab's Ludhiana, the district administration said on Monday.

AstraZeneca Confirms Shortfall in Planned COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments to EU

Moscow/Sputnik: UK-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company AstraZeneca has confirmed a shortfall in shipments of its COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union.

France recommends single Covid vaccine dose for people recovered from the infection

Paris/IBNS: France on Friday recommended single dose of Covid-19 vaccine for people who have already recovered from the disease, said an AFP report.

Thousands of vulnerable people left unshielded against COVID-19 in UK

London/Sputnik: Around 375,000 vulnerable people could not be told to shield themselves for 12 weeks and not go out for shopping, travel or leisure at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic because the shielded patient list was outdated and lacked sufficient details of people´s medical conditions, the National Audit Office said in a report released on Wednesday.

AstraZeneca COVID jab 'less effective against South Africa variant': Reports

Johannesburg/UNI: According to reports the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford offers only limited protection against the South African variant of the coronavirus, a spokesman for the British drugmaker said here on Sunday.

Myanmar approves Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine - Source

Moscow/Sputnik: The authorities of Myanmar have approved Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 for emergency use, a military and diplomatic source told Sputnik.

Pfizer withdraws emergency use request for its Covid-19 vaccine in India

New Delhi/IBNS: Drug manufacturer Pfizer has withdrawn application for emergency use of its coronavirus vaccine in India to provide additional information sought by the drug regulator of India.

PM Modi, Chief Ministers to get Covid-19 vaccine in second phase

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive coronavirus vaccine  in the second phase of the country-wide immunisation drive along with chief minister and MPs and MLAs over 50, reported the media.