There are discussions all over the world regarding the booster dose of Corona. In such a situation, the question is being asked in India whether people will be given booster dose in our country, you have got the answer. People familiar with the matter have said that India’s priority right now is to complete the vaccination of its adult population and start vaccinating children between the ages of 12 and 18. He said that we may need a booster dose but our focus is not on it right now.
A senior government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: “Eventually we may need a booster dose, and there has been some discussion on this, but currently the focus is on immunization of all adults and the process of including children in the program.” But now the Zydus Cadila vaccine has been approved. There is a lot of consideration right now on how to introduce it (Zydus vaccine) into the system.”
ZyCoV-D, the Zydus vaccine, is likely to be introduced soon as part of the vaccine programme, although the announcement to vaccinate children is also awaited. As of Wednesday night, India has fully vaccinated 236 million people, with another 409 million people receiving a single dose of the vaccine.
After 68.7% of the eligible population has been given at least one dose, it is likely that demand for the first dose will begin to decline. In many Western countries, the maximum limit is about 80% of the eligible population. Talking about booster doses, now in many countries, the introduction of booster doses has also started.
A COVID-19 booster shot is an additional dose of the vaccine, so that the protection provided by the original dose is not lost. The US has approved a booster dose for healthcare workers and others at high risk. However, there are many controversies regarding the booster shot due to vaccine disparity. People say that there are some countries in the world where people have not even received the first dose of corona vaccine and people are taking booster doses. In many parts of Africa, people have not yet received a single dose of the vaccine.