Precautionary vaccine doses for Covid are primarily to mitigate the severity of an infection, hospitalisation, and demise, the Centre’s prime medical analysis physique stated in a press convention in the present day. The federal government additionally identified that post-vaccination immunity in opposition to the virus lasts as much as 9 months. There isn’t a must panic as a result of rising Covid circumstances as we’re ready for a surge, it added.
“All Covid vaccines, whether or not they’re from India, Israel, US, Europe, UK, or China, are primarily disease-modifying. They do not stop an infection. The precautionary dose is primarily to mitigate the severity of an infection, hospitalisation, and demise,” Dr Balram Bhargava, Director Common of the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) stated.
Roughly 90% of the grownup inhabitants in India has been vaccinated in opposition to Covid with the primary dose, the Union Well being Ministry advised reporters.
The federal government is taking numerous steps to make sure wider vaccination protection, together with sending SMS messages to the eligible aged inhabitants to remind them to take the precautionary vaccine dose for Covid that begins from January 10, the ministry stated.