Serum Vaccines Out Ahead Of "World's Biggest Vaccination Drive"

January 12, 2021

Three trucks rolled out of Serum Institute of India's Pune factory early this morning carrying the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield, as India gets reads for the launch of a campaign to offer shots to 1.3 billion people in what officials call the 'world's biggest vaccination drive'. | Read more|

UK strikes pact for 60 million doses of COVID-19 experimental vaccine

July 30, 2020

The UK government on Wednesday announced an early access agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi Pasteur for an estimated 60 million doses of an experimental new vaccine being tested to combat COVID-19. The agreement with Britain's GSK and France's Sanofi, which combined have among the largest vaccine manufactu | Read more|

Covid-19: Human trial of India vaccine in July

June 30, 2020

Volunteers in India will be immunised with a new locally made coronavirus vaccine in July. An unspecified number of people will have the vaccine, as part of a trial by Hyderabad-based firm Bharat Biotech. Tests in animals suggest the vaccine is safe and triggers an effective immune response. | Read more|

First human trial of Coronavirus vaccine in Europe has begun

April 25, 2020

The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford. Two volunteers were injected, the first of more than 800 people recruited for the study. Half will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, and half a control vaccine which protects against meningitis but not coronavirus. | Read more|