PTI | , London
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 02:48 PM IST
The researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK noted that if the antibody levels carry on dropping at this rate, there are concerns that the protective effects of the vaccines may also begin to wear off, particularly against new variants.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2021 05:22 PM IST
Evidence derived from the expanding global inoculation rollout indicates that the messenger RNA shots developed by Moderna Inc. or Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE are better at stopping people from becoming contagious.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 06:09 PM IST
After several EU countries suspended use of Astra’s shot in mid March, 34% of respondents to an online survey by Eurofound said they were hesitant to take the vaccine.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 06:02 PM IST
The EMA and other regulators are already reviewing the possibility of rare blood clotting conditions with Covid-19 vaccines, including AstraZeneca's.
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 04:48 PM IST
A report said that Brussels would rather focus on Covid-19 vaccines using messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, such as Pfizer's and Moderna's.
Reuters | , Gaborone
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 10:03 PM IST
- India donated 30,000 doses of the vaccine that were manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and Botswana bought 33,000 doses that were made in South Korea. The two people who died had taken the shots made in India.
Bloomberg | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 11:39 PM IST
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said 79 people among the more than 20 million who have received the Astra shot in Britain had suffered rare blood clots, 19 of whom had died. But while it found a “reasonably plausible link” to the vaccine, it did not block its usage.
AP | , London
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 06:33 PM IST
- Concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine has already prompted some countries including Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands to restrict its use to older people.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 06:38 PM IST
- According to the latest report, most of the cases of blood clots in Germany and the Netherlands have been reported among women recipients of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 02:51 PM IST
Any time vaccines are rolled out widely, scientists expect some serious health issues and deaths to be reported, simply because tens of millions of people are receiving the shots.
By Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 04:10 AM IST
AstraZeneca in a company statement said that it would like to offer its reassurance on the safety of its vaccine based on clear scientific evidence.
Reuters | , Amsterdam
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 03:09 PM IST
The Dutch government announced shortly before midnight on Sunday that it was halting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 01:07 PM IST
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PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 11:03 AM IST
The Asian nation is the first country outside of Europe suspending the use of the AstraZeneca shot, while several countries including Canada, Australia, the Philippines and South Korea said they would go ahead.
Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Results of the study covering the entire Scottish population of 5.4 million showed that by the fourth week after the initial dose, the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines cut the risk of hospitalisation by up to 85% and 94% respectively.
PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 03:35 PM IST
AstraZeneca said it hopes to cut the time needed to produce large amounts of any new vaccine to between six and nine months.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 05:46 AM IST
Late in December, Taiwan said it had agreed to buy almost 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, including 10 million from UK drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc, with the first shots to start arriving from March.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 01:54 PM IST
"It is vastly too early to be dismissing this vaccine," said Richard Hatchett, who heads the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), which co-leads the Covax vaccine facility with the WHO and Gavi.
Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 04:40 AM IST
The variant, first identified in Kent, southern England, is more easily transmissible, prompting many countries to restrict travel to Britain. It also led to a spike in infections that forced a new national lockdown in England last month.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 02:06 PM IST
The study of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine developers found that after people received two doses of the vaccine, they were 54% less likely to have an infection confirmed by a nasal swab, regardless of whether they had symptoms, reported The Washington Post.
Agencies | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/london
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 07:08 AM IST
With almost 76% efficacy in preventing symptomatic illness, vaccine can also reduce the risk of transmission by around 67%: Study.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 02:04 PM IST
The vaccine may also significantly reduce transmission of the virus, according to analysis of trial data by the University of Oxford, which developed the shot with the British drugmaker.
Reuters | , London
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 01:12 AM IST
The findings of the pre-print paper, which had not been peer-reviewed, supported Britain's decision to extend the interval between initial and booster doses of the shot to 12 weeks, Oxford said on Tuesday.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 10:48 AM IST
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Twitter Sunday that the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker would start deliveries one week earlier than scheduled and expand its manufacturing.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 03:23 PM IST
The bloc's drugs regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), is due to issue a recommendation on AstraZeneca's vaccine, co-developed by Oxford University, later on Friday.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:00 PM IST
- The UK arm of Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company Wockhardt, which is producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in north Wales, said it notified authorities after receiving the package on Wednesday morning. The company had recently hosted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:18 PM IST
AstraZeneca has said it believes a first dose of its vaccine offers protection after 12 weeks, but Pfizer says it has not tested the efficacy of its jab after such a long gap.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration granted the approval for the vaccine on Thursday, Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said by phone. AstraZeneca is the first coronavirus vaccine developer to win approval in Thailand, which also has ordered shots developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:41 PM IST
This comes after the Nepal Government approved the emergency use of the 'Covishield' vaccine last week, which is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:50 PM IST
The drugs controller announced that he accepted recommendations made by the subject expert committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) on Friday and Saturday to grant restricted emergency approval to both the vaccines