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COVAXIN BOOSTER DOSE: EFFECTIVE AGAINST OMICRON AND DELTA VARIANT| OneIndia News* News [Video]

COVAXIN BOOSTER DOSE: EFFECTIVE AGAINST OMICRON AND DELTA VARIANT| OneIndia News* News

ICMR and Bharat biotech has found in a study that Covaxin booster dose is highly effective against delta and omicron variants. Lung disease, virus shedding and are reduced after the third dose of..

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Covid-19 4th wave to hit India soon? Top ICMR official says 'no need to panic'

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Keep watch, send sick passengers' samples from Monkeypox-affected nations for test: Govt to officials

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Cipla launches real-time Covid-19 RT-PCR test kit, know details

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Low impact on kids behind casual approach towards their vaccination, says ICMR chief

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Two Omicron sub-variants can trigger fresh Covid wave, says study; ICMR clears doubt on 4th coronavirus wave

Fourth wave: In a study, the scientists from several institutions found those vaccinated with Pfizer's shot were found to be better protected.
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No Covid 4th wave in India, says ICMR amid rising cases

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The recent rise in Covid-19 cases among children should not be a worry and there’s no need to shut schools because most of the infected kids have developed mild symptoms, experts said. Children..
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High immune response to Covid variants in breakthrough cases after 2 Covaxin jabs: ICMR study

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ICMR study shows increase in antibodies after receiving Covaxin booster dose, says MoS Health

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Third wave to ebb by March: ICMR ADG

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Vaccine efficacy of 99.3% seen in individuals fully vaccinated against Covid: Mansukh Mandaviya

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To test vaccine efficacy, ICMR isolating Omicron strain

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