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 ..



Pfizer starts study of mRNA Flu vaccine

On September 28, 2021, Pfizer Inc. announced that the first batch of participants have been dosed with the single dose quadrivalent mRNA vaccine in a Phase 1 clinical trial. Highlights Under the phase 1 trial, safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of ..


US announces 500 Million Vaccine doses to Poor Countries

United States President Joe Biden has announced to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to poorest countries across world to end the pandemic as soon as possible. Key Points This donation is a bold move which showed, US ..


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 ..