Central government is expected to arrive on a decision soon on the possibility of using the two new Covid vaccines that have been approved today as booster jabs. According to an NDTV report deliberations are on for both Corbevax and Covovax, being used as precautionary vaccines.
The government has recently announced the booster dose for health and frontline workers and senior citizens with compromised immunity. But it is yet to decide on the booster dose for all to contain the contagious Omicron variant.
However, according to the NDTV report, the policy makers are expected to decide within a few days.
According to the report, these vaccines are being considered for vaccinating kids too.
If approved for booster doses, then it will be a case of mix and match jab, as both Covishield and Covaxin, use inactivated cold virus, unlike the recently approved ones.
Earlier today Serum Institute of India's Covovax and Biological E's Corbevax – have been authorised for ‘restricted use in emergency situations’.