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ICMR and booster dose

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  • November 23, 2021
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ICMR and booster dose

Part of: Prelims and GS-II – Health 

Context According to ICMR, There is no scientific evidence so far to support the need for a booster vaccine dose against COVID-19

  • According to officials, around 82% of the eligible population in India have received the first dose of the vaccine while around 43% have been fully vaccinated.

What is the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)?

  • ICMR, New Delhi is the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination, and promotion of biomedical research. 
  • Ministry: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. 
  • It is funded by the Government of India 
  • The Governing Body of ICMR is presided over by the Union Health Minister.

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