Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Covovax

2nd Covid shot from Serum Institute, Rs 225/dose: All about Covovax, new jab approved for teens

Covovax, developed by US company Novavax & manufactured in India by Serum Institute, is a protein-based vaccine developed from SARS-CoV-2 strain.

5 months after nod, ZyCov-D set for rollout in 7 states. Bihar starts getting 1st set of shots

It will be used in six other states too. Corbevax of Biological E is also expected to start coming in this month. No decision so far on the government procuring Covovax.

How Corbevax and Covovax, the two vaccines newly approved in India, fight Covid

India granted emergency-use authorisation to two new Covid vaccines, Corbevax and Covovax, this week. Both use proteins of the coronavirus to induce an immune response.

Covovax approval to strengthen immunisation efforts across India, says Adar Poonawalla

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Tuesday announced that the CDSCO has approved Serum Institute's vaccine Covovax for restricted use in emergency situations.

Serum Institute of India gets govt nod to export 5 crore doses of Covovax to Indonesia

Covovax has been developed by Novavax and is being manufactured by the Pune-based SII, but is not cleared for emergency use in India.

Novavax’s Covid vaccine, made by Serum Institute of India, gets emergency use nod in Indonesia

Serum Institute of India, world's largest vaccine manufacturer, will market the nanoparticle protein-based vaccine in Indonesia under the brand name Covovax.

Recruitment of volunteers for phase 2/3 trial of Covovax vaccine on children begins

The clinical trial would be held across 10 sites and would cover 920 children, 460 each in the age groups of 12-17 and 2-11, according to official sources.

Serum Institute manufacturing 1st batch of Covovax Covid vaccine this week, says Poonawalla

SII CEO Poonawalla said the vaccine, developed by US company Novavax, has great potential to protect those below the age of 18 and trials are ongoing.

Covovax vaccine samples cleared by national drug lab, phase 3 trials could begin by July

Covovax, Novavax's Indian version, will be tested on 1,400 volunteers across 20 cities by Serum Institute, which has already begun production of the Covid vaccine.

SII begins manufacturing, stockpiling 2nd Covid vaccine Covovax after Modi govt nod

SII has a tie-up with US' Novavax to manufacture and supply Covovax vaccine in India and in low- and middle-income countries as part of the COVAX vaccine alliance countries.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.