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‘Covishield found 63% effective in fully vaccinated individuals during 2nd surge’

New Delhi || The Covishield vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 infection in fully vaccinated individuals was found to be 63 per cent during the second wave, according to a study. The vaccine effectiveness of complete vaccination against moderate-to-severe disease was even much higher at 81 per cent, says the result of the study published in journal “The […]

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No quarantine for Covishield vaccinated Indians travelling to UK from October 11

New Delhi | Indians fully vaccinated with Covishield or any other UK-approved vaccine travelling to the UK will not have to undergo quarantine from Monday (October 11), British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, said on Thursday. Ellis tweeted, “No quarantine for Indian travellers to United Kingdom fully vaccinated with Covishield or other UK-approved vaccine from […]

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After India protests, UK accomodates Covishield as approved vaccine

New Delhi | After all round severe criticism for the recent travel advisory that prescribed 10 days quarantine for fully vaccinated Indians, the UK’s new advisory has accommodated SII’s Covishield as an approved vaccine. The new travel advisory that will be implemented from October 4 at 4 a.m. says, “Formulations of the four listed vaccines — […]

Covishield, Covaxin work against Alpha-Beta-Gamma-Delta variants: DG-ICMR

New Delhi | Director General of Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), Balram Bhargava said that Covishield and Covaxin work against Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2, while their effectiveness against the Delta plus variant is being tested. Bhargava mentioned that the reduction of neutralisation capabilities of vaccines with different variants is based on […]

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Increase in gap between Covishield doses based on scientific evidence: NTAGI

Increase in gap between Covishield doses based on scientific evidence: NTAGI   –   3 Min Read New Delhi | The decision to increase the gap between two Covishield doses from 4-6 weeks to 12-16 weeks is based on scientific reason regarding behaviour of adenovector vaccines, said Chairman of India’s Covid-19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory […]

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Efficacy of Covaxin, Covishield, Sputnik V more or less equivalent: Dr Randeep Guleria

New Delhi | Data available till now shows clearly that efficacy of all vaccines — whether Covaxin, Covishield or Sputnik V — are more or less equivalent, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said amid rumours about differentiated abilities of Covid-19 vaccines available in India in terms of production of antibodies or higher seropositivity rate. “We should […]