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ICMR study finds Covaxin booster dose improves effectiveness against Delta, Omicron variants

The antibody response, clinical observations, viral load reduction and lung disease severity after virus challenge were observed during the study

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The administration of Covaxin as a booster dose enhances vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19’s Delta variant and gives protection against Omicron variants BA.1.1 and BA.2, a study by ICMR and Bharat Biotech has found

The protective efficacy of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin following two and three-dose immunisations against the Delta variant and the efficacy of the Covaxin against Omicron variants were studied in a Syrian hamster model (animal model to study human-associated diseases), it said.

The antibody response, clinical observations, viral load reduction and lung disease sever