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ICMR to evaluate efficacy of BCG vaccine against COVID-19 in elderly individuals

India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has decided to conduct a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the BCG vaccination in elderly individuals between 60 to 95 years of age.

The ICMR will carry out the study in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Delhi.

The study will be lead by Chennai-based ICMR’s National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT).

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