New Delhi, ANI. In the midst of corona vaccination, the demand for booster doses has started increasing in the country. In this regard, Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo has written a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday. In this, he requested Union Minister Mandaviya to start the process of giving booster doses of Kovid vaccine to health workers, frontline workers and people above 60 years of age.
At the same time, regarding the increasing demand for boosters in the country, ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said that there is no scientific evidence so far to support the need for booster doses against Kovid-19. Completing the second dose of the vaccine for India’s adult population is a priority for the government at this time.
No scientific evidence yet for the need for booster dose: Dr Bhargava
Dr Bhargava said that the issue of booster dose is likely to be discussed in the next meeting of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization in India (NTAGI). To introduce a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to all adult populations and ensure that not only India but the entire world is vaccinated. This is the priority of the government for now. Apart from this, no scientific evidence has been found so far for the need of booster dose against corona. At the same time, Dr. Bhargava had said that the government cannot take a direct decision in such a case. When the Indian Council of Medical Research and the expert team say that a booster dose should be given, then we will consider it.
Let us inform that on the possibility of giving booster doses in the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya recently said that sufficient stock of vaccine is available and the target is to complete the vaccination of large population with two doses. After that the booster dose will be decided based on the expert opinion.