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NTAGI advises reducing gap between second and precaution dose of Covid-19 vaccine: Report

by Pragati Singh
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According to sources, the government advisory panel Standing Technical Sub Committee (STSC) of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) has recommended reducing the time period between the second dose and precaution dose of the Coronavirus vaccine from nine months to six months for all individuals over the age of 18 years. According to reports, the NTAGI is expected to make a final decision on the subject on June 29.

Previously, the Indian government had decreased the ‘precaution dose’ time gap for foreign visitors to a minimum of 90 days following the second dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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NTAGI’s STSC Meet

According to reports, today’s meeting of the NTAGI’s Standing Technical Sub Committee (STSC) did not include a debate about vaccinations for children aged 6 to 12.

Experts are divided on how to close the gap between booster doses in India, since fewer individuals have expressed interest in receiving a third dosage as a preventive dose, despite the fact that the Centre allows it for anybody above the age of 18.

The decision came amid the regular increase in the positive cases of Covid-19 infection. After a gap of more than three months, India witnessed an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases as the country recorded as many as 12,213 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. On February 26 this year, India recorded 11,499 COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, India had already reported 8,641 fresh cases of the virus.

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