Bharat Biotech's big statement: Booster dose of Covaxin inactivates Omicron and Delta variants of Corona

Pankaj Prasad
Pankaj Prasad 12/01/2022 20:14 IST
Bharat Biotech, Booster dose of Covaxin, Omicron variant, Delta variants of Corona

The Government of India has started a campaign to introduce booster doses from January 10 for the elderly who have taken two doses of Corona.

A big announcement has been made about India's first indigenous vaccine, Covaxin. Bharat Biotech, the company that makes this vaccine, has claimed that the booster dose of Covaxin inactivates the Omicron and Delta variants of the coronavirus. The company has made this claim after the initial results of the ongoing research on the booster.

Earlier Bharat Biotech had said that its trials of Covaxin booster dose showed it to be safe for a long period of time without any serious adverse events. The Covaxin manufacturer said that 90 percent of those who took the dose showed a strong antibody response against the corona (6 months after the second dose).

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Covaxin is also used in the vaccination of adolescents of 15-18 years. Recently Bharat Biotech said that its Covaxin has been found to be safe, well tolerated and immunity-boosting in the age group of two to 18 years in Phase II and III studies. According to Krishna Illa, chairman and managing director of Bharat Biotech, the data from clinical trials of covaccine on children and adolescents is very encouraging.

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