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Corona Vaccine Booster Dose: Concern For Elderly, Health Workers, Front Line Workers, Singhdevs Letter To Minister Mandaviya

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Raipur

Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated Tue, 23 Nov 2021 10:34 PM IST

Summary

The epidemic has been controlled by vaccination, but in some parts, new corona patients are still being received every day. In such a situation, there is a demand for booster doses of vaccines.

Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo wrote a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday, demanding the introduction of a booster dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine. He said that people above 60 years of age, health workers and frontline workers should be given additional doses of anti-Covid vaccine.

The issue of booster doses is likely to be discussed in the next meeting of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI). In this, a second dose of Kovid-19 vaccine will be considered for all the adult population of the country.

Dr. Bhargava said, no need now
The demand for booster dose is gaining momentum, but ICMR Director General Dr. Balram Bhargava has rejected its need in the past. He says there is no scientific evidence to support the need for a booster dose. Instead, a second dose of the corona vaccine should be given rapidly to the country’s vaccinated adult population. The government is giving maximum emphasis on this. Dr. Bhargava said that the government cannot take a direct decision on the booster dose. When the Indian Council of Medical Research and the expert team say that a booster dose should be given, then we will consider it.

Sufficient stock of vaccines: Mandaviya
On the other hand, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya recently said that there is enough stock of corona vaccine in the country. The government aims to complete the vaccination of a large population with both doses. After that the booster dose will be decided on the basis of expert opinion.

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Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo wrote a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday, demanding the introduction of a booster dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine. He said that people above 60 years of age, health workers and frontline workers should be given additional doses of anti-Covid vaccine.

The issue of booster doses is likely to be discussed in the next meeting of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI). In this, a second dose of Kovid-19 vaccine will be considered for all the adult population of the country.

Dr. Bhargava said, no need now

The demand for booster dose is gaining momentum, but ICMR Director General Dr. Balram Bhargava has rejected its need in the past. He says there is no scientific evidence to support the need for a booster dose. Instead, a second dose of the corona vaccine should be given rapidly to the country’s vaccinated adult population. The government is giving maximum emphasis on this. Dr. Bhargava said that the government cannot take a direct decision on the booster dose. When the Indian Council of Medical Research and the expert team say that a booster dose should be given, then we will consider it.

Sufficient stock of vaccines: Mandaviya

On the other hand, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya recently said that there is enough stock of corona vaccine in the country. The government aims to complete the vaccination of a large population with both doses. After that the booster dose will be decided on the basis of expert opinion.

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