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The Central Government on Wednesday approved the introduction of Corbevax Vaccine of Biological E Company as a booster for adults who have been vaccinated against Covishield, Covaxin. This is the first time that a vaccine other than the one previously administered for a booster dose will be administered in the country.
On August 2, the National Technical Advisory Group of Immunization (NTAGI) recommended the use of Corbavax as a booster dose to the health ministry. India’s first indigenously developed RBD protein subunit vaccine, Corbevax, is currently being used in the vaccination of children in the age group of 12 to 14 years.
Will take 6 months after the second dose
According to the guideline, a gap of 6 months or 36 weeks is necessary after the second dose to get it applied.
Adults who have received the Covaxin or Covishield vaccine will be able to get Corbevax only after 6 months or 26 weeks from the date of the second dose. According to the information, in the form of booster dose, the existing guidelines will be amended soon. Changes are also being made in the guidelines related to the use of Corbevax vaccine as a booster on the Covin portal.
The study was conducted by the Kovid Working Group in July.
The COVID Working Group (CWG), in its meeting on July 20, reviewed the data from the double-blind randomized phase-3 clinical study. Based on this, its effect was assessed after implanting an adult. In subsequent results, the CWG found that there was an increase in antibodies after the Corbevax vaccine was applied as a booster.
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on June 4 approved Corbevax as a booster dose for people aged 18 years and above.
Booster dose approved for all adults from April 10
In the country from January 10, health care, frontline workers and people above 60 years of age had started to apply booster doses. The vaccination campaign was started for 12-14 year olds from 16th March. On this day, all people above 60 years of age were given the approval of a booster dose.
On April 10, all people above the age of 18 in the country were approved to apply booster doses of corona.