Demand for Booster Dose increases as Omicron Variant surfaces

by Suryaa |

Demand for the booster dose of the Covid 19 vaccine was gaining momentum after the identification of the Omicron variant, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) reiterated that the booster dose was much needed. IMA Secretary General Dr Jayesh M Lele said there was already a demand for booster doses in India.

"We have already appealed to the government for a booster dose for the poor, including frontline healthcare workers and people with comorbidities," he said. He said the demand for such a booster dose will increase after the variant is identified. Anxiety (VoC) - Omicron. "It has the potential to infect people" even who got vaccinated, said Dr. Lele.

India tested 16,000 passengers from 'endangered' countries and found 18 to be positive. "A genetic sequence of samples of omicron variants is underway," the health minister said. The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Sequencing Consortium (INSACOG) has also recommended to the government that booster doses be considered for those aged 40 years and above. Advised to be more vigilant in implementing the measures.

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