Need to take Covid 19 vaccine booster dose decision will be taken today mhpv

New Delhi, December 10: The coronavirus, which is currently under arrest, has once again raised concerns. The situation has once again become alarming after the discovery of the Omaicron variant of the Corona. The health administration is vigilant and there is now a demand for a booster dose of the preventive vaccine against the corona virus. Against this backdrop, the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) under the Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) will hold its first meeting today regarding the Covid-19 Booster Shot. Official sources said this on Thursday. Recently, the Serum Institute of India has submitted an application to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for approval of Bovishield of Covishield. An important decision is likely to be taken in today’s meeting.

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The Serum Institute says the country currently has adequate stocks of the covid vaccine, and a booster dose of the new corona virus variant, the Omicron variant, is in demand.

The Serum Institute is the first vaccine manufacturer in India to apply for Covishield approval as a booster dose. The SEC meeting will begin at 12 noon today. Many experts have recommended a booster dose in India, especially after the discovery of the new highly contagious COVID-19 variant Omicron. But the government has not yet made any decision. Meanwhile, the National Technical Advisory Group on Vaccination in India (NTAGI) recently held a meeting on the additional dose of Covid-19 vaccine in India, but no agreement was reached. Meanwhile, SII has started delivering Covishield vaccine since January this year and has crossed the one billion dose mark in the last week of November. So far, a total of 114.78 crore covidshield vaccines have been given in the country. India’s combined vaccination coverage crossed the Rs 131 crore mark on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry said. More than 67 lakh vaccine doses have been given till 7 pm on Thursday.

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At the same time, Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India, has decided to reduce the production of covishield vaccine by at least 50 per cent. He said the pharmaceutical firm had no orders from the Center for the Covid-19 vaccine. We are in touch with various African leaders. Currently, we are waiting for the Government of India to issue appropriate instructions regarding the export of vaccines.

Published by:Pooja Vichare

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