ICMR Study Has Shown Rise In Antibodies Post Covaxin Booster Dose: Govt

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New Delhi: The Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that an ICMR study to inspect the impact of Covaxin’s sponsor portion has shown an expansion in the degrees of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.

Worldwide information accessible on supporter dosages of AstraZeneca and Covishield recommends a three-to four-fold expansion in immune response levels after their administration, Pawar said.

“A study has been conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to examine the effect of a booster dose of Covaxin which shows an increase in the levels of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 after the booster dose,” Pawar stated.

According to the proposal of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), precaution dose is administered to healthcare workers, frontline laborers, and individuals aged 60 years or more since January 10, 2022, she said.

As on March 24, 2022, 2.21 crore precautionary measure dosages against COVID-19 have been controlled.

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