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Make booster shots mandatory for all before Covid vaccines get expired: Biocon chief tells Centre

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Covid-19 vaccines that will expire soon. She suggested to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya that Covid booster shots can prevent the wastage of the unused stocks of vaccines. "Boosters are essential and we should not delay," the Biocon boss wrote on Twitter.All healthcare institutions are worried about unused stocks of vaccines that will expire soon.

If boosters are announced this will address this problem. Boosters are essential n we should not delay. @mansukhmandviya Yesterday, a study conducted by the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune also examined the significance of the Covid booster dose.

As per the study, Covid booster doses are indispensable to fight against the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Besides, the Director of ICMR-National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV) Dr Priya Abraham has also reiterated the importance of precaution doses and said it is useful for boosting overall immunity to fight other infections too.

Until now, India has allowed booster doses (precautionary doses) for health care workers, frontline workers, and people above 60 years of age.

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