COVID 19 precaution dose vaccine to start today in India, see its important points here

Publish Date: 10 Jan, 2022 |
 
India will start to provide the third dose of vaccines to their citizens as the threat of Covid-19 continues to loom over the world.  On Monday, India will start administering the precautionary dose of the Covid vaccine to healthcare and frontline workers. Also, this vaccine will be given to comorbid people aged 60. 


An estimated 1.05 crore healthcare and 1.9 crore frontline workers, and 2.75 crore comorbid people in the 60 plus age group would be administered the precaution dose, said sources of Health Ministry.


There would be no mix-and-match of vaccines for the precaution dose. The beneficiaries would be given the same vaccine as their two jabs administered previously. 


 Mandaviya said in a tweet(Hindi) "The government is ensuring the security of the health army that keeps the country secure. Reminder SMS have been sent to more than one crore health and frontline workers and 60+ citizens for their precaution dose. Appointments on COWIN are already open. Administering the doses will start tomorrow,".

Key Points on Third Dose of Vaccine


  • Around  1.05 crore healthcare and 1.9 crore frontline workers, and 2.75 crore comorbid people in the 60 plus age group are eligible for the third dose.

  • Personnel deployed in election duty in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa comes under the category of frontline workers.

  • Guidelines of the Union health ministry stated that the gap between the date of administering the second dose of vaccine and the precaution dose would be nine months (39 weeks).

  • There would be no mix-and-match of vaccines for the precaution dose.

  • CoWIN will send reminder messages to all those eligible for the dose. 

  • Online appointments for precaution dose began on the CoWin portal on Saturday evening. there is also an option for an onsite appointment starting January 10.

  • Those aged 60 years and above with comorbidities will not be required to produce or submit any certificate from a doctor. 

  • Private hospitals that function as Covid-19 Vaccination Centres can inoculate their eligible staff members.

 

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