3rd sero survey from June 15

3rd sero survey from June 15

A girl takes a selfie as she receives the jab in Gurugram. S Chandan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10

Health Minister Anil Vij will launch the third round of the sero survey on June 15 to determine the prevalence of SAR-CoV 2 antibodies among persons and to estimate the prevalence in the children aged 6 to 17 (a group excluded from the vaccination drive).

“The state government is all set to carry out the third round of the Covid sero survey. All preparations have been made,” said Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary (Health).

“The study will collect data to know vaccine’s effect and efficacy, and help us in planning and strengthening paediatric services, including the establishment and upscaling of intensive care units. The study is to provide us information regarding susceptible populations and areas in the state. Accordingly, the government will channel and prioritise the vaccination drive,” he said. The first round of the sero survey was conducted in August 2020, wherein sero prevalence of Covid was found to be 8 per. The second round was conducted in October, wherein sero prevalence was found to be 14.8 per cent.

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