Suresh Kakani, BMC’s extra municipal commissioner mentioned that this spherical of sero-surveillance will transcend the same old research of prevalence of antibodies. “We have determined to test the lifetime of antibodies too. Hence, the blood samples of contributors can be checked three months aside to know how lengthy the safety lasts,” he said. Kakani added that they would collect the samples of doctors and nurses among health care workers, and that of policemen and staff from the solid waste management to represent frontliners.
A proposal has already been submitted to the ethics committee. Kakani said that they are planning to study almost 3000 samples to gauge the life of protection offered by vaccines. All essential workers who have been vaccinated with one or both and even booster doses will be a part of the survey, he said. The sample collection should start by the last week of February.