New Delhi [India], April 8: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday termed the extension of the COVID-19 vaccination drive of precaution dose to all above 18 years of age as an “extra layer of safety”.
The Centre on Friday announced that precaution doses will now be available to all ages above 18 years from April 10 at private vaccination centres.
“Adding an extra layer of safety! Precaution Dose to be available to 18+ age group from April 10, 2022, at Private Vaccination Centres. All 18+ who have completed 9 months after administration of 2nd dose, would be eligible for Precaution Dose,” Mandaviya tweeted.
The ministry said all those who are more than 18 years of age and have completed nine months after administering the second dose would be eligible for the precaution dose.
This facility would be available in all private vaccination centres.
India started administering precaution doses to frontline workers, healthcare workers, and those above 60 years with comorbidities on January 10 this year. Later, on March 16, the vaccination drive for precaution dose was extended to all adults above the age of 60 years. (ANI)