BCG vaccine linked to lower risk of contracting COVID-19: Study

The reasons for the lower SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels in the BCG group were not clear, according to Moshe Arditi, co-senior author of the study.

published on : 22nd November 2020

Following ICMR nod, Karnataka joins BCG vaccine trials against COVID-19

The BCG vaccine is typically used against Tuberculosis (TB) and mandatorily given to children in India. Apart from preventing TB, it also prevents many respiratory illnesses.

published on : 30th October 2020

BCG shot may enhance immunity against Covid-19 in the elderly: ICMR study

Senior immunologist Dr Seyed Hasnain showed that countries and regions with BCG vaccinations have witnessed fewer Covid-19 mortalities, called it a “solid” study. 

published on : 28th October 2020

COVID-19: Study to find effectiveness of BCG vaccine in elders

The BCG vaccine will be administered after obtaining informed consent from participants who will then be closely monitored for 6 months, the BMC said.

published on : 21st August 2020

COVID-19: ICMR to conduct study in six states on effectiveness of BCG vaccine among elders

The study will be carried out in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi in approximately 1,500 healthy volunteers above 60-years of age, an ICMR scientist said.

published on : 19th July 2020

Can BCG vaccine reduce COVID-19 deaths among elderly? TN clears ICMR study aiming to find out

In a new development, the State government on Wednesday gave its approval to test the efficacy of the BCG vaccine in reducing Covid mortality among the elderly.

published on : 16th July 2020

COVID-19: TN govt gives consent to BCG trial at ICMR's Chennai institute

Health Minister C Vijayabaskar hoped that vaccinating the elderly with the time tested BCG would help reduce the intensity of COVID-19, admissions at hospitals and mortality rates.

published on : 15th July 2020

ICMR will conduct study to find effectiveness of BCG vaccine against COVID-19

BCG's benefit, according to some studies, is in some malignant cancer cases where it may improve the resistance power by working as an immunomodulator on the body to kill the target cells.

published on : 17th April 2020