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COVID Precaution Dose for 18+ Age Group Now Available in India

The Fight against coronavirus is still going on. After administering both doses of the corona vaccination to the country’s enormous population, the vaccine companies  have now issued a major statement regarding the pricing of two vaccines. Bharat Biotech has reduced the price of its vaccine Covaxin from Rs 1200 to Rs 225 for booster dose. Meanwhile Serum Institute has decided to revise the price of COVISHIELD vaccine for private hospitals from Rs.600 to Rs 225 per dose.

The Ministry of Health had announced the beginning of booster dose from April 10th  to all adults over the age of 18 . They can receive a precautionary booster dose at private vaccination sites. This will be the corona vaccine’s third dose.

9 Months gap period from second dose

The Center, in announcing the booster dose for people over the age of 18, stated that those who are above the age of 18 and have taken the second dose 9 months prior will be eligible for the precaution dose. This service will be provided at all private immunisation clinics.

First and Second dose still available in government hospitals 

The free vaccination program for the first and second doses at government vaccination centres will continue, according to the Ministry of Health. In addition, precautionary doses for health workers, frontline workers, and persons over the age of 60 would be continued.

Massive vaccination program to prevent fourth wave

According to the government, 96 percent of the country’s population over the age of 15 has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, with 83 percent of those aged 15 and above obtained both doses. 

This is really a good news for the country’s fight against Covid-19. With these developments we can further reduce the intensity of spreading  viruses during the fourth wave.

Vaccination Timeline 

  • On January 16, 2021, a nationwide vaccination program was initiated, with the first phase focusing on healthcare personnel.
  • Frontline workers began receiving vaccinations on February 2 of last year.
  • The COVID-19 immunisation program’s second phase began on March 1 of last year, with vaccines for persons over 60 years old and those aged 45 and above.
  • Since April 1st of last year, all adults above the age of 45 in India have been provided vaccination doses. 
  • As a result, the government decided to expand its vaccine campaign, allowing anybody over the age of 18 to get vaccinated against the viral disease beginning May 1 last year. 
  • The next round of vaccinations for teenagers aged 15 to 18 years old began on January 3 this year.
  • Then the Centre Approved Vaccination for kids in the 12-14 age group and also the booster dose for 60+.

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