Today WHO experts' meeting regarding booster dose will focus on many aspects including effectiveness-safety
There is a meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of WHO experts on Booster Dose Corona Vaccination today. Immunogenicity, effectiveness, safety, evidence and booster dose vaccination will be discussed at this meeting. Let us inform that amidst growing concern about the new variant of Corona, Omicron, on Monday, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had demanded from the central government to give booster dose to all frontline workers including doctors, health workers and sanitation workers.
Amid growing concern, a Parliamentary committee has recommended the government to conduct more research to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing vaccine and the need for booster doses to control the new variant. At the same time, questions are being raised about the booster dose of the vaccine and the vaccination of children after the new variant Omicron of Corona appeared. Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had said a few days ago that the government would take a decision on vaccination and booster dose of children based on scientific advice.
Let us inform that this variant has been kept in the category of concern by the World Health Organization. However, scientists are still collecting data to establish how contagious Omicron is and the severity of the disease it causes.
Omicron's total in India reaches 23
After two more cases of Omicron were reported in Maharashtra located in India on Monday, the total number of people infected with it across the country has increased to 23. However, the number of daily cases of corona infection has come down.
latest status of corona virus in india
According to the latest data of the Union Health Ministry, 6,822 new cases of corona infection have been reported in the country and 220 people have died in the last 24 hours. At the same time, there have been 10,004 recoveries, with this the number of active cases has gone up to 95,014.