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India’s homegrown vaccine developer warns some to avoid shot

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s homegrown coronavirus vaccine developer Bharat Biotech on Tuesday warned people with weak immunity and other medical conditions including allergies, fever or a bleeding disord...

The Latest: India vaccine developer warns some to avoid shot

India’s homegrown vaccine developer Bharat Biotech has warned people with weaker immunity and other medical conditions that include allergies, fever, or a bleeding disorder to consult a doctor before ...

Asia Today: Philippine cases hit 500K amid vaccine struggles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Philippines have surged past 500,000 in a new bleak milestone with the government facing criticism for failing to immediately launch a vaccinat...

India starts world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

NEW DELHI (AP) — India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is alrea...

Coronavirus: India launches massive vaccination drive

India launched its mammoth vaccination drive on Saturday, as the country tries to bring the pandemic under control with two locally-produced vaccines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally kicked of...

Indonesian health workers receive COVID-19 vaccination

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia started vaccinating health workers and public servants for COVID-19 on Thursday, a day after President Joko Widodo received the first shot of China’s Sinovac Biotec...

China pledges to help Indonesia in fight against coronavirus

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pledged Wednesday that China will help Indonesia fight the coronavirus by sharing its experiences, providing vaccines and supporting the Sout...

Indonesia launches vaccination drive as COVID-19 deaths hit record

Indonesia launched one of the world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination campaigns on Wednesday (Jan. 13) with President Joko Widodo getting the first shot of a Chinese vaccine as his country fights o...

Brazil finds China's Sinovac vaccine only 50% effective

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clinical data released from late-stage trials in Brazil reveal that the vaunted Wuhan coronavirus vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech Ltd is only 50 percent effective. ...

Indonesia starts emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday received the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine after Indonesia approved it for emergency use and began efforts to va...

Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Food and Drug Authority on Monday green-lighted emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd., with vaccinations of high-risk...

India's quick nod to homegrown COVID-19 vaccine seeds doubt

NEW DELHI (AP) — As the director of a large hospital in the Indian state that has seen the country's most coronavirus cases, Dr. S.P. Kalantri had been waiting for the day a vaccine would be approved ...

COVID-19 vaccine: Can India balance local and international demand?

The Indian government has announced that it will start a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program on January 16. The South Asian country plans to vaccinate 300 million people in its first phase of the ...

Indonesia clerics declare China COVID vaccine 'halal'

Indonesia's Ulema Council on Friday gave its approval to a coronavirus vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech, deeming it to be permissible under Islam. The council said the shot, named ...

Coronavirus: India's approval of local vaccine draws criticism

On Sunday, January 3, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Serum Institute of India's Covishield vaccines for restricted emergency use in the coun...