The Union health ministry has announced that the Covid precaution dose, also known as the booster dose, will be available for the 18+ population from April 10 at private vaccination centres.
“It has been decided that precautionary doses of COVID vaccines will be made available to 18+ population groups at private vaccination centres. The administration of Precaution Dose to 18+ population through Private Vaccination Centres would start from 10th April (Sunday), 2022. Those who are 18 years of age and have completed 9 months after the administration of second dose, would be eligible for precaution dose at private vaccination centres,” Ministry of Health said.
The ministry also said: “The ongoing 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 60+ population would continue and would be accelerated.”