Conditional market approval for Covaxin, Covishield

The Drug regulator in India has granted conditional market approval for the COVISHIELD and COVAXIN vaccines. This means that the private hospitals shall administer the vaccines. However, the vaccines will not be available in retail medical stores. What is conditional ..



Canada approves Mixing & Matching Covid-19 vaccine brands

Canada has recommended “mixing and matching” of AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines. NACI Guidelines National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) had issued guidelines for provinces and territories on mixing and matching second doses of Covid-19 vaccines. It has advised ..


WHO clears Chinese Vaccine Sinovac for global use

World Health Organisation (WHO) has given approval for global use of covid-19 Vaccine by Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Of China. Highlights WHO recommended its use for people above 18 years. Two-dose will be scheduled for it, with a gap of two ..


India to start tests on mixed vaccines

According to Dr N K Arora, chairman of Covid-19 working group under National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), India may soon start testing feasibility of mixing two different doses of Covid vaccines to check whether it helps in boosting ..


US Global Task Force on COVID-19

The External Affairs Minister of India recently held a discussion with the US Global Task Force on Pandemic Response. He discussed about the priorities of India in vaccines, pharmaceuticals and oxygen. The Global Task Force on Pandemic earlier announced that ..


What is Sputnik Light Single Dose?

Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russia is a two-dose vaccine. The unique feature of the vaccine is that the first and second dose are different from each other. In Sputnik Light a single dose is sufficient. Sputnik V Sputnik V ..