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Thursday, July 29, 2021



Explained: Covishield study shows breakthrough impact

July 29, 2021 5:39 am

Perhaps the largest study on vaccine effectiveness — on 1.59 million armed forces personnel — shows a 93% reduction in breakthrough infections.

Limited vaccines available, Delhi reserves its Covishield stock only for second dose till July 31

July 23, 2021 8:17 am

Covaxin has already been available in a limited capacity for first doses due to limited supply, with only 20% of the stocks to be used for first doses.

Private hospitals in Pune keep vaccination drive going as inadequate supply affects PMC efforts

July 21, 2021 2:43 pm

The Pune civic body has not received fresh stock of Covishield since July 17 and thus the vaccination centres of Pune Municipal Corporation administering Covishield doses are closed for four days, said a PMC official.

France greenlights Covishield; here's full list of EU nations that recognise India-made vaccine

July 17, 2021 9:40 pm

There was significant public outcry after Covishield was not included in the list of vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for EU’s “green pass” programme even though AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in Europe were included for the purpose.

Two more centres come up in Delhi to vaccinate those travelling abroad

July 18, 2021 1:00 am

The decision was taken to manage the crowd more effectively and further streamline the vaccination process for international travellers.

Delhi HC declines to hear plea to reduce gap between Covishield doses

July 15, 2021 7:11 pm

Delhi HC on Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking reduction of gap between first and second doses of Covishield to eight weeks from existing 12-16 weeks.

UK gets Malta to permit India-made Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine travellers

July 15, 2021 4:37 pm

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had approved the Serum Institute of India (SII) produced vaccines, but the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is yet to give its nod for the region's so-called vaccine passport for travel.

Delhi HC refuses to entertain plea to reduce Covishield dosage interval

July 15, 2021 12:57 pm

The gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine is presently 12 to 16 weeks.

For third time this week, only second doses of Covishield, Covaxin at Gurgaon govt sites

July 15, 2021 7:57 pm

As a result of both first and second doses being administered only on Tuesday, the number of vaccinations that took place on the day were also significantly higher. While 17,187 people were vaccinated on Tuesday, this figure was only 11,999 on Monday and 13,309 on Wednesday.

BMC gets 1.30 L doses, to restart vaccination today after 2-day break

July 12, 2021 7:47 am

Immunization drives at government centres remained suspended on Friday and Saturday after the BMC ran out of vaccine stock.