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The first chikungunya vaccine could be a game changer in global health

The FDA's approval of a chikungunya vaccine brings hope to regions facing the highest risk of the mosquito-borne virus that has affected over 110 countries.

The chikunguniya virus is transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, which also spread dengue and Zika viruses(Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Nov 17, 2023 09:27 AM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

US approves first vaccine against chikungunya virus

Chikungunya, which causes fever and severe joint pain, is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southeast Asia and part of the Americas.

Two clinical trials were carried out in North America on 3,500 people. (Rep image)
Published on Nov 10, 2023 06:03 AM IST

Indian-origin student's death linked to Covid vaccine? Singapore govt responds

Pranav Madhaik, a student at Singapore Sports School, died on Wednesday after he felt unwell during a 400m fitness time trial on October 5.

14-year-old Indian-origin student Pranav Madhaik.
Published on Oct 15, 2023 08:45 AM IST

‘Vaccine War’ exposes conspiracies against India: Yogi Adityanath

The movie is inspired by the work of Indian scientists on the development of an affordable Covid vaccine.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath (HT File)
Published on Oct 10, 2023 07:26 AM IST

Vaccination, early detection key to curb hepatitis cases: Experts

Experts stress on proper screening of blood before transfusion at blood banks to stop spreading infection

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on Oct 09, 2023 06:08 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Karnataka to provide Anti-Rabies Vaccine free for all animal bite victims

Karnataka directs government hospitals to provide free anti-Rabies vaccine and Rabies immunoglobulin for all animal bite victims.

Rabies has been declared as a Notifiable Disease in Karnataka from December 5, 2022.
Published on Oct 07, 2023 12:13 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

UN authorizes a second malaria vaccine. Experts warn it's not enough

Oxford University developed the new three-dose vaccine with help from the Serum Institute of India.

Research suggests the vaccine is more than 75% effective and that protection is maintained for at least another year with a booster. (File Photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 08:57 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, London

Kariko, Weissman win medicine Nobel for work that enabled mRNA vaccines

Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize for their contribution to the development of mRNA technology, enabling the creation of COVID-19 vaccines.

Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó (AFP)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 06:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Elon Musk shares vaccine-denying meme, gets slammed on X

Musk, who earlier claimed his third vaccine shot nearly landed him in the hospital, came under severe criticism from several X users.

Elon Musk under fire on X
Published on Oct 02, 2023 01:00 PM IST

The Vaccine War box office: Vivek Agnihotri film earns 3.2 crore in 3 days

The Vaccine War box office collection day 3: The film hasn't been doing well in India. It stars Nana Patekar, Pallavi Joshi, Raima Sen and Anupam Kher.

A still from The Vaccine War.
Published on Oct 01, 2023 11:23 AM IST

IIT-Mandi develops vaccine against pork tapeworm

This tapeworm is responsible for both intestinal infections and the more severe brain infection that leads to seizures. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi researchers led by Amit Prasad, associate professor, School of Biosciences and Bioengineering, have developed a vaccine against the pork tapeworm (T. solium).

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi researchers led by Amit Prasad, associate professor, School of Biosciences and Bioengineering, have developed a vaccine against the pork tapeworm (T. solium). (HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 10:22 PM IST
By, Shimla

Immune cells are critical to efficacy of coronavirus vaccinations: Study

The study shows that vital subset of immune system cells that are required for successful vaccination of covid.

Immune cells are critical to efficacy of coronavirus vaccinations: Study(iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 01:58 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

ICMR considers developing vaccine against Nipah

The Nipah vaccine, especially, may come in handy given recurring outbreaks of the illness caused by the virus in Kerala

Security personnel patrol near a deserted Kozhikode beach after restrictions were imposed by the district administration in Kozhikode, in India's southern state of Kerala on September 18, 2023 (AFP)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 12:49 AM IST

US FDA approves Pfizer's maternal RSV vaccine to protect infants

FDA approves Pfizer's RSV vaccine for pregnant women at 32-36 weeks, safeguarding infants from infection. Vaccine found 82% effective.

US FDA approves Pfizer's maternal RSV vaccine to protect infants. (Pic Source: X/Reuters)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 03:51 PM IST
Reuters |

US FDA approves Pfizer's maternal vaccine to prevent RSV in infants

Researchers have targeted an RSV vaccine since the 1960s, but the spate of shots that are emerging now were made possible.

The Pfizer shot, which was already approved for use in older adults, has now been greenlighted for use as a single injection from 32 through 36 weeks of pregnancy.(AP)
Published on Aug 22, 2023 06:09 AM IST

World Hepatitis Day: Have you taken your hepatitis shot? Consult doctor

Experts warn that missing a hepatitis B vaccine dose at birth can pose a lifelong risk. 40% of hepatitis B patients have never received the vaccine.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 09:09 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Special drive to find, immunise kids in Lko to be held in 3 phases

The health department in the state capital will conduct a special immunisation drive in three phases to cover children who missed any dose of routine immunisation. The drive, called Mission Indradhanush 5.0, will also include pregnant women in need of a vaccine. The survey to identify those who have missed doses will continue alongside the drive. ASHA workers will upload details on the E-kavach portal and motivate parents to bring their children to vaccination booths. Superintendents will coordinate field visits for the health staff.

For representation only (Ht File Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 12:09 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Scientifically Speaking | Malaria vaccine is humanity's scientific milestone

Researchers estimate that malaria-causing parasites have been mutating for 30 million years making the disease especially difficult to target.

Unlike viruses or bacteria, malaria parasites have complex life cycles.(HT File)
Published on Jul 14, 2023 05:51 PM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

SII’s multivalent meningococcal meningitis vaccine gets WHO prequalification

It is also the only vaccine that prevents meningitis caused by meningococcal group X, a pathogen increasingly implicated in meningitis outbreaks in Africa

The vaccine protects against meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, Y, and X. (HT file image)
Updated on Jul 12, 2023 06:01 PM IST

Cancer vaccine news: 'Vaccine' to shrink tumours in five years, say experts

Decades-old hepatitis B vaccines prevent liver cancer and HPV vaccines, introduced in 2006, prevent cervical cancer.

Research scientist Kevin Potts uses a multichannel pipette to dissociate ovarian cancer cells with the enzyme trypsin at UW Medicine's Cancer Vaccine Institute, May 25, in Seattle.(AP)
Published on Jun 26, 2023 10:23 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Union minister Jitendra Singh launches Omicron-specific vaccine for Covid

A few days ago, this vaccine got the nod from the office of the Drug Control General of India (DCGI) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, a Pune-based company, has announced that its mRNA Covid-19 booster vaccine, ‘Gemcovac Om’, against the Omicron variant of Covid.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 05:41 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Bolster the US-India vaccine collaboration

India-US have a history of important and successful collaboration in vaccines and a changing world seeks world leaders to move beyond grandiose announcements

India and the US have a history of important and successful collaboration in vaccines(AP)
Published on Jun 22, 2023 09:35 PM IST

Debunking myths and misconceptions around immunisation or vaccination in India

Experts address the challenges around immunisation awareness and eliminate the prevalent myths and misconceptions around vaccination in India

Debunking myths and misconceptions around immunisation or vaccination in India (Photo by CDC on Unsplash)
Published on May 19, 2023 05:24 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Obesity speeds up loss of immunity from Covid-19 vaccines, says new study

A new research reveals how obesity speeds up loss of immunity from Covid-19 vaccines Pfizer and Moderna

Obesity speeds up loss of immunity from Covid-19 vaccines, says new study (Reuters)
Published on May 15, 2023 03:10 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Cambridge (uk)

G7 to chalk out new vaccine program for developing nations: Report

In addition to the G7, G20 nations such as India and international groups such as the WHO and World Bank will participate.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in a group picture with his The Group of Seven health ministers counterparts during the inaugural session of the G7 Health Ministers' Meeting, in Nagasaki on Saturday. (Mansukh Mandaviya Twitter)
Published on May 13, 2023 02:14 PM IST
Reuters |

India among countries with highest vaccine confidence. What about its neighbours

“This is a recognition of the Government of India's political and social commitment,” UNICEF India Representative said.

The report reveals that popular perception of the importance of vaccines for children held firm or improved only in China, India and Mexico out of 55 countries studied. (File)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:57 PM IST

Kerala: Infant hospitalised after being administered wrong vaccine dose

The infant's family alleged that she was administered the vaccine for the sixth week instead of the first week.

Infant falls sick after being administered wrong vaccine dose in Kerala's Kochi.(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 16, 2023 03:48 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

After Azad’s remark, BJP asks Rahul Gandhi to reveal who he met abroad

The BJP cited Ghulam Nabi Azad’s recent interview with a TV channel where he alleged that Rahul Gandhi had met undesirable businessmen during his foreign trips

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 04:29 PM IST

Bihar’s unmet demand of vaccine goes up with Covid cases

Over 3.49 crore precautionary doses or as many people are still to take their precautionary dose among the 5.9 crore adult population in the state, said health officials.

A health official collects swab samples for Covid-19 testing in Patna on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 10:34 PM IST

Shortage of influenza vaccines in PMC

Health experts in Pune are urging residents to get vaccinated against influenza amid rising cases due to inclement weather. However, the Pune Municipal Corporation has been awaiting a vaccine supply for the last couple of months after running out of its stock in January. The high price of the vaccine is also deterring some people from getting vaccinated. Free doses are available at PMC-run hospitals, maternity homes and dispensaries for high-risk people including expecting mothers, healthcare workers, elderly patients with comorbidities and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The civic body ran out of its stock in January this year. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 11:25 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare
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