The government has no intentions to authorise booster COVID-19 injections for the time being, according to Niti Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul, who also stated that the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has not made such a proposal (NTAGI).
“The science of the need and the timing of shots is still evolving. Different vaccines may have different schedules. It is being closely watched and studied,” the head of the country’s COVID task force told the Times of India.
The government’s focus was to first provide two vaccine doses to India’s adult population, he said. “We are watching the emerging data in this regard continuously and would be guided by the NTAGI in this regard,” he said, adding that the World Health Organization (WHO), too, had not made any recommendation on it.