Now all above 18 to get Covid booster dose

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.

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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.”