US advisers endorse single-shot Covid-19 vaccine from J&J

US health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J’s shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the US […]

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All 60+ citizens, all 45+ people with comorbidities will get free Covid vaccine shots at govt facilities from March 1

The second phase of Covid vaccination in the country will begin on March 1, the government announced today. Everyone over 60 and people aged above 45 years with other diseases (comorbidities) will be given free vaccination at government facilities, while those opting for private hospitals will be charged a fee, the notification stated. The amount […]

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There’s no link between deaths and Covid vaccination in India: Panel

New Delhi: The National Adverse Event Following Immunisation (NAEFI) committee has not found any link between the deaths and vaccination in the cases that it has investigated so far. Out of 39 total deaths, the NAEFI has reviewed 12 cases and has found that the deaths were “unrelated” with no link to the vaccine. “So […]

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Johnson & Johnson seeks vaccine approval from European Union

THE HAGUE: US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has applied for authorisation for its coronavirus vaccine in the EU with a decision possible by the middle of March, Europe’s drugs regulator said Tuesday. The single-shot vaccine would be the fourth jab to be approved for use across the 27-nation European Union if it gets the […]

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