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Opinion: Vaccinate the world with India

By Rory Horner The Indian embassy in Iran recently celebrated the arrival of 1 million doses of Covaxin, a Covid vaccine developed in India by...

Barbie dolls made in honour of pandemic first responders

One of the Barbie dolls is modelled after Dame Sarah Gilbert who designed the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine which is the widely used vaccine for coronavirus in the world.

All you need to know about Kappa variant of Covid-19

Hyderabad: After the Delta and Delta Plus variants of the Covid-19, a new strain – Kappa – has been discovered and three people infected...

AstraZeneca tests Covid booster shots against Beta-variant

The booster shot, named AZD2816, will be administered to individuals who have previously been fully vaccinated with two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Sri Lanka requests Japan to provide 6L doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Sri Lanka is facing a severe shortage of AstraZeneca vaccines as the producer in the neighbouring India failed to provide the promised stock due to the crisis in that country.

Vaccination: NRIs told to opt for passport as ID

Indian envoy urges the NRIs to opt for Covishield vaccines since it was one of the approved vaccines in Saudi Arabia

Serum Institute of India refunds South Africa for undelivered COVID-19 vaccines

A million doses from the institute, which had already been delivered, have been sold on to other countries in the African Union.

AstraZeneca, blood clots link ‘plausible but not confirmed’: WHO

According to the WHO's statistics, as of Wednesday, at least 2.6 million people have died of Covid-19 worldwide.

Vaccine hesitancy might pose threat to efforts for ending COVID-19 pandemic

Vaccine hesitant people may have anxiety over safety concerns, or they might belong to a community that historically has mistrusted the medical establishment, according to the study.

AstraZeneca says US trial data shows vaccine 79% effective

Investigators said the vaccine was effective across all ages, including older people — which previous studies in other countries had failed to establish.

Taiwan kicks off COVID-19 vaccination drive with AstraZeneca shot

Taiwan has signed contracts securing 10 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, 5.05 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, and 4.76 million doses of vaccines through COVAX.

AstraZeneca vaccinations resume in Germany after clot scare

The move paved the way for more than a dozen European countries, which had suspended use of the shot over the past week, to begin using it again.

Sweden is latest country to stop using AstraZeneca vaccine

Germany, France, Italy and Spain were among countries that suspended use of the vaccine on Monday.

Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha gets AstraZeneca jab

Thailand last week was the first country outside Europe to temporarily suspend using the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Germany suspends AstraZeneca vaccine amid clotting concerns

The Health Ministry said the decision was taken as a precaution and on the advice of Germany's national vaccine regulator, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, which called for further investigation of the cases.

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