Precaution Dose Of Covid Vaccine For 18+ Age Group From April 10: Govt

| Updated: 08 April, 2022 4:22 pm IST

NEW DELHI: Precaution dose of Covid-19 vaccines for those above 18 years of age will be available at private vaccination centres from Sunday, April 10, said the Union Health Ministry.

“All those who are more than 18 years of age and have completed 9 months after the administration of second dose, would be eligible for precaution dose. This facility would be available in all private vaccination centres,” it said.

About 96 per cent of all population in 15+ age group in the country have received at least first dose of Covid-19 vaccine while about 83 per cent of population in the age category has received both the doses so far.

More than 2.4 crore precaution doses have also been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and people above 60 years of age.

As many as 45 per cent population in the age group of 12-14 years has also received the first dose of the vaccine, the ministry said.

The on-going free vaccination programme through government vaccination centres for first and second dose to the eligible population as well as precaution dose to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those above 60 would continue and would be accelerated, it stated in a release.

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