Booster shots not central concern for govt, pushes for full vaccination

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Amidst the discussion of the booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines, the Indian Health Ministry has made it clear that full vaccination remains a major priority.

While talking at a media briefing in the national capital, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Prof Balram Bhargava said on September 16, 2021 that booster doses are not the central theme at the moment in the scientific and public healthcare discussion.

“Getting a full vaccination of two doses remains a major priority. Several agencies have recommended that antibody levels should not be measured,” Dr. Bhargava added.

On the current COVID-19 situation in the country, VK Paul, Member, Niti Aayog, said, “Mizoram is a state of concern. In the coming 2-3 months, we have to maintain caution against any upsurge of COVID cases.”

“We request everyone to remain careful in the coming quarter. We are happy to see the number of cases stabilising, even in Kerala,” Paul added.


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