Longer gap in Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines boosts antibody levels: Study

Image Source : AP Longer gap in Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines boosts antibody levels: Study A longer gap between first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine generates strong antibody and T cell immune responses, UK researchers have found. The study, led by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Universities of Birmingham, Newcastle, … Read more

Children Likely to Get Jabs Soon. Check List of All Vaccines That May be Available for Indian Kids

Children Likely to Get Jabs Soon. Check List of All Vaccines That May be Available for Indian Kids

Covid-19 vaccines should be made available by September for children, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria has said. Seeking to quell concerns around reopening of schools, and rising cases of paedriatic Covid-19 cases, Guleria said the jabs should be made available for children soon and thus the government can start considering the opening schools in a … Read more

Antony Blinken to Visit India with Covid-19 Vaccines and China in Focus

US Secy of State Blinken to Meet PM Modi, Jaishankar During India Trip Next Week

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to India, a key partner in U.S. efforts to counter China and in vaccine diplomacy that is currently hobbled by its own COVID-19 crisis. It will be Blinken’s first visit to the world’s largest democracy as President Joe Biden’s secretary of state and he will … Read more

COVID: Study Finds Lower Antibody Activity Against Delta Variant at Single Dose – but Vaccines Still Work

Health workers and a relative carry the body of a man, who died due to COVID-19, from an ambulance to a crematorium in New Delhi. (Reuters)

Senior Lecturer in Viral Immunology, University of Birmingham London (The Conversation) Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, recently announced that the delta variant is no longer of concern because it now comprises 98 per cent of new cases in the country and is therefore the normal variant. This virus has spread to at … Read more

India Among 5 World Trade Body Member Nations To Produce 75% Of Global Covid Vaccines

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About 75% of this year’s vaccines appear set to come from five WTO members, it said. (Representational) Geneva: Five member states of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) alone will account for three-quarters of the entire global output of COVID-19 vaccines this year, said Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Wednesday. “Production remains highly centralised – about 75 … Read more

US State Secretary Anthony Blinken To Visit India; Afghan, Vaccines To Be Discussed

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File picture ofUS Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a news conference with S Jaishankar in London for the G7 meet earlier this month. (Reuters) The evolving situation in Afghanistan amid Taliban surge and Doha peace talks are expected to figure during Blinken’s trip. News18 New Delhi Last Updated:July 20, 2021, 16:49 IST FOLLOW US … Read more

Coronavirus Vaccine Long Term Side effects: Are there any long-term side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines?

Coronavirus Vaccine Long Term Side effects: Are there any long-term side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines?

Guillan-Barre Syndrome, increased blood clots, myocarditis, or anaphylaxis, there are some safety concerns, and adverse reactions, as they are called, with COVID-19 vaccines. Some flare-up risks also come up with other vaccinations. However, from what has been seen, and documented, most of these serious-natured side-effects tend to show up weeks following vaccination, and not long … Read more

UK To Roll Out Covid Vaccines For Vulnerable Children Aged 12-15

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UK regulator has already approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for youngsters aged 12 and over. (File) London: Britain will administer coronavirus vaccines to clinically vulnerable youngsters, the government said Monday, but not to all children due to an ongoing review into potential side effects. Young people aged 12 to 15 with severe neuro-disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, immunosuppression … Read more

Uttar Pradesh Becomes First State to Administer 4 Crore Covid-19 Vaccines

A woman receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai. (PTI)

Uttar Pradesh is on its way to vaccinate the majority of its population with Covid-19 vaccine doses and crossed the landmark of 4 crore doses on Saturday. Uttar Pradesh is the first State in the country to achieve this milestone. Over 4,00,13,100 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to beneficiaries in the State, of which … Read more

Coronavirus: All about different COVID-19 variants and vaccines effective against them – Times of India

Coronavirus: All about different COVID-19 variants and vaccines effective against them - Times of India

With passing day, we are seeing the emergence of newer virus variants spreading across the world. While the variants originate from the same strain, all have different features which make them less or more severe in comparison. Dr Mala Kaneria, Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai helps settle your doubts. How many variants … Read more

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