Dr. N.K. Arora, head of the Covid-19 working group of the National Technical Advisory Group of Immunization (NTAGI) has said that precautionary dose is needed as the protection against the coronavirus is declining. Talking to AIR News, he said the precaution dose must be pushed in mission mode as the number of cases is rising in many countries. Dr Arora said, the pandemic is at a low phase and there is a fatigue in people’s mind, but we need to make sure that we are fully protected. He said, we need to have an optimal protection beyond six months of the second dose.
India has crossed record 200-crore mark in Covid-19 vaccinations within 18 months of launching the inoculation exercise in January last year. India has not only administered 200 crore doses to its citizens, but also exported over 23 crore vaccine doses to over 50 countries. Government says the proactive strategic and policy-level leadership by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which included the Make-in-India and Make-for-World mantra, has helped the country achieve this goal.