Booster Dose: The Government Committee on Covid Vaccination has recommended giving the Corbevax vaccine developed by Biologicals E as a booster dose or the third dose to people who have received either Covishield or both doses of Covaccine. The recommendation states that populations over the age of 18 who have received either Covaccine or Covishield vaccine as the first and second doses and have completed a period of 6 months, should be considered for the third or precautionary dose of Corbavax. May go.
Recommendation made in the 48th meeting held on July 20
The news agency PTI quoted official sources as saying on Tuesday that if the government approves this recommendation, it will be the first time in the country that a precautionary dose will be given other than the vaccine taken during the primary vaccination. Official sources said that the NTAGI's Covid-19 Working Group (CWG) on Vaccines made this recommendation in the 48th meeting held on July 20.
Corbevax being used in immunization of 12 to 14 year olds
India's first indigenous RBT protein subunit vaccine, Corbevax, is currently being used in the country to immunize children between the ages of 12 and 14. The Covid-19 Working Group reviewed the data for the third phase in its meeting on July 20. In this, Covid-19 negative people aged 18 to 80 years who had taken the first two doses of Covishield or Covaccine, after the Corbevax vaccine was given as the third dose, the effect on their immunity was assessed.
At present, this is the provision for the third dose
According to sources, after examining the data, the CWG found that those taking Covavax as the first and second dose or Covishield can be given Corbevax as the third dose, which produces significant levels of antibodies and neutralizes the data. Possibly defensive as well. Significantly, on June 4, the GCGI had allowed Corbevax to be administered to people 18 or older as a third dose. At present, the Covid-19 vaccine which was taken as the first and second dose, the third dose of the same vaccine is being given.