Jab for people with Down’s syndrome | Calcutta News

Calcutta: Fifty-nine people with Down syndrome and their parents / caregivers were vaccinated against Covid-19 during special training at SSKM hospital on Thursday. The campaign organized by the Trisomy 21 Society with the government of West Bengal will see two more sessions in the coming weeks to immunize more people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
Last year, a professor at UC, the only person in Asia specializing in human genetics, was part of the team of global scientists conducting an international study on the effects of Covid on people with Down syndrome.
The results of the study sponsored by the World Health Organization, the National Institute of Health in the United States, the Trisomy 21 Research Society, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in the United States and the Down Syndrome Association in the United Kingdom are now used by countries to prioritize adults with Down’s syndrome. for vaccination. “This is the first such vaccination campaign in India for people with Down syndrome,” said Professor Sujay Ghosh of the Department of Zoology at the University of Calcutta, who was the sole resource person for the event. ‘Asia to contribute to the study.
The training was conducted by Drs Santashil Payin, Supratim Datta, Sumantra Sarkar and Subhra Samujjal Basu.

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