India to give priority to people with Down syndrome for covid-19 jabs2 min read . Updated: 27 Feb 2021, 10:12 AM IST
- Adults with Down syndrome were around three times more likely to die from covid-19 than the general population, according to research published by Lancet
- Down syndrome is one of the most common disorders with an estimated 30,000 cases in India every year
NEW DELHI: India plans to prioritise people with Down syndrome for covid-19 vaccination, after the US’ centre for disease control (CDC), UK and Spain included those with the genetic condition in the list of 'high-risk’ individuals.
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