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Fresh supplies of vaccine to reach Kerala today

The plan was to fully vaccinate everyone over 45 years by May 30 by conducting mass vaccination camps. Kerala breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday as fresh supplies of vaccine – albeit in minor quantities – is slated to reach the State later today, which will help the State tide over the imminent situation […]

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Central support for Bharat Biotech, 3 PSEs to augment Covaxin supplies

The Centre has announced financial support to Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech as well as roped in Haffkine Bio-Pharmaceutical Corporation, Indian Immunologicals and Bharat Immunologicals and Biologicals, three firms in the public-sector fold, towards augmenting the production of the indigenously-developed COVID-19 vaccine. The current production capacity of Covaxin will be doubled by May-June and increased almost […]

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Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin allowed to drop ‘clinical trial mode’ label

The enhanced level of clearance means Covaxin can now be administered without the need for informed consent of the recipients, and is expected to boost vaccination figures. Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, has been granted restricted emergency use authorisation and will no longer have to carry the “clinical trial mode” label. Serum Institute of India’s […]

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Covaxin likely to be administered from Monday

With the arrival of the consignment of 25,600 vials of Covaxin vaccine here on Saturday, Health Department officials said that the vaccine is likely to be administered to beneficiaries from Monday. Since the inception of the COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, the Nilgiris and Erode districts were administering only Covishield vaccine doses […]