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India approves Russia’s Sputnik V Covid vaccine: Reports

New Delhi/UNI: A Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of central government on Monday gave its nod for the emergency use authorization of the Russia's COVID-19 vaccine SPUTNIK V, sources said.

4.8 million Covishield vaccine doses administered in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government has so far administered 4.8 million doses of Covishield to its people, and around 80,000 doses alone lasst Sunday. The registration portal for vaccines has already received 6.2 million applications. Bangladesh has procured over 9 million doses of vaccines so far, of which two million of them were donated by India.

Gap to administer second dose of Covishield should be increased to 6-8 weeks: Centre

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday directed the state to increase the interval between administering two doses of Covishield by 6-8 weeks for better results, officials said.

'Please be patient': Adar Poonawalla urges nations waiting for Covishield vaccines

Pune/IBNS: Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Sunday requested countries and governments to "be patient" amid the wait for 'Covishield' supplies, the coronavirus vaccine his pharmaceutical company has developed in partnership with the Oxford University and British-Swedish pharma firm AstraZeneca.

Kolkata: Beliaghata ID hospital's principal falls sick hours after receiving Covishield's second dose, hospitalized

Kolkata/IBNS: The principal of Kolkata's Beliaghata I.D. and B.G. hospital, Anima Haldar, reportedly fell sick hours after receiving the second dose of Covishield corona vaccine and she is undergoing treatment in the same hospital.

CK Birla Hospitals, Kolkata- CMRI & BMB administers Covishield to health workers

Kolkata/IBNS: CK Birla Hospitals, Kolkata – CMRI & BMB has started dispensing and administering the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines from Jan 25.

Delhi resident doctors prefer Covishield over indigenous Covaxin in Covid-19 vaccination drive

New Delhi/IBNS: Within hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Covid-19 vaccination drive, the resident doctors of Delhi on Saturday preferred to be inoculated with Oxford vaccine, named Covishield in India, over the indigenous Covaxin.

Covid-19 vaccination drive starts in Assam

Guwahati/UNI: The Covid-19 vaccination drive started in Assam on Saturday along with other parts of the country.

PM Modi launches world's biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive in India

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the world's biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive in India, which is one of the worst Novel Coronavirus-hit countries.

PM Modi to launch pan India Covid-19 vaccination drive at 10:30 AM on Saturday

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive on Jan 16 at 10:30 AM via video conferencing. 

PM Modi likely to inaugurate Coronavirus vaccination drive virtually on Jan 16

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the coronavirus vaccination drive virtually on January 16, said media reports.

Covid-19: Bharat Biotech rolls out India's indigenous vaccine Covaxin

Hyderabad/IBNS: A day after the Serum Institute of India (SII) rolled out its vaccine against Covid-19, the first batch of India's indigenous remedy Covaxin, made by Bharat Biotech, left Hyderabad for 11 cities on Wednesday morning, media reports said.

Covid vaccine recipients don't get to choose between two options for now: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government on Tuesday said that no recipient of Covid-19 vaccine gets to choose from the two candidates available in the country for emergency use.

Air India, SpiceJet, GoAir, and IndiGo transport 56.5 lakh doses of SII's Covishield across India

New Delhi/IBNS: The first batches of coronavirus vaccine began rolling out on early Tuesday from the Pune facility of Serum Institute of India with a total of 56.5 lakh doses to be transported during the day by Air India, SpiceJet, GoAir, and IndiGo, said media reports.

India fights COVID-19: First consignment of Covishield vaccines leaves Serum Institute Pune

Pune/UNI: Three temperature-controlled trucks rolled out of the Serum Institute's gates shortly before 5 am and left for Pune airport, from where the vaccines will be flown to different parts of India.