AstraZeneca 'on track' to deliver two million doses a week - as it calls for priority access
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 () AstraZeneca says it expects to release two million doses of the Oxford vaccine every week by mid-February - and has asked for its workers to get priority access to avoid COVID outbreaks hindering production.
The Covishield vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) will be priced at ₹ 200 a vial after a price agreement was arrived at with the government, as sources suggest. The first 100 million doses will be priced ₹ 200, and the initial amount to be supplied is expected to be 11...
After Nepal government approved emergency use of Covishield vaccine, people are hoping the pandemic will falter and human lives would be back on track. Nepal's Department of Drug Administration on Friday issued a release giving information on approving Covishield developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, which will be manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII) in India. Drug regulating authority has also specified Serum Institute of India for importers provided with low cost in purchasing and delivery of vaccine to public. Approving the vaccine for conditional purpose, the department has also asked manufacturers or importers to get approval for registration in order to bring the vaccines. Nepal imposed nationwide and partial lockdown for most of 2020 with rise in imported cases which later took the form of local transmission spreading mostly in urban areas and major cities. The nationwide lockdown which started in March 2020 hampered daily life of people as well as businesses. They now expect to thrive with the approval of vaccine. Though the detailed inoculation plan of Nepal Government is yet to be disclosed, a total of 3 companies applied for approval to take steps forward with Serum Institute for import of vaccines. India has already made conditional emergency approval for Covishield manufactured by the Serum Institute. Being one of the largest producers of vaccines at low cost, India has promised to provide vaccine to its neighbours in near future.
82-year-old Victoria Watling became the first person to receive the coronavirus vaccine at the Boots pharmacy in Halifax. Boots and Superdrug branches are among the six stores across England which started administering the Covid vaccine today. Clinical pharmacist Bhavika Mistry, who administered the Oxford AstraZeneca jab spoke of the importance of opening smaller hubs around the country which she said are “more accessible” to local communities. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 17 said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, India is counted among those countries which have recorded fewer deaths due to COVID-19. He was speaking at a public rally in Karnataka's Belagavi. Shah is on a two-day visit to Karnataka.
Which county has administered the most coronavirus vaccine injections? More than 40 countries around the world have begun the vaccination process. According to Business Insider, rich and middle-income..