Coronavirus Vaccine: Precaution dose to be available from April 10 to 18+ population; facility to be available at private centers

Coronavirus Vaccine: The government on Friday announced that the precaution dose will be available for the 18+ population from April 10 at private vaccination centers. All those who are above 18 years of age and have completed 9 months after taking the second dose will be eligible for the precautionary dose. This facility will be available in all private vaccination centers.

“Adding an extra layer of safety! Precaution Dose to be available to 18+ age group from 10th April, 2022, at Private Vaccination Centers. All 18+ who have completed 9 months after administration of 2nd dose, would be eligible for Precaution Dose, “Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.

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Along with this, the ongoing free vaccination program through Government Vaccination Centers for first and second dose will be available for the eligible population as well as Precaution Dose to Healthcare Workers, Frontline Workers, and 60+ population would continue and would be accelerated.
So far, about 96% of all 15+ population in the country have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose while about 83% of the 15+ population has received both doses.

More than 2.4 crore Precaution Doses have also been administered to Healthcare Workers, Frontline Workers, and 60+ population group. 45% of 12 to 14 years age group have also received the first dose.

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