India begins administering booster doze of Covid vaccine in high-risk population

India Begins Administering Booster Doze Of Covid Vaccine In High-Risk Population

India begins administering booster doze of Covid vaccine in high-risk population, NEW DELHI: Amidst increasing Covid-19 cases across the country, India began administering the “safety measure dosage” or the booster shot of Covid-19 vaccine in its high-risk population– frontline workers and seniors with comorbidities– on Monday.

Tamil Nadu capital Chennai was one of the first to report administering of the Covid-19 booster vaccine shot to its frontline workers and those above 60 years of age with comorbidities.

This will be in addition to 151.94 crore vaccine doses administered so far under the across the country vaccination drive, according to a government release on Monday morning.

An authorities stated that more than one crore health and frontline employees, along with numerous residents above 60 years of age who struggle with comorbidities, are eligible to get the 3rd or booster dosage of the Covid vaccines.

The eligibility for the “preventative measure dosage” needs the recipient to have completed nine months after the second dosage. The health ministry had previously said that Co-Win system will send tip SMS to those eligible for availing the safety measure dose.

On Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research study had stated that the third dosage of Covaxin holds guarantee.
“Third dose of COVAXIN holds promise,” the ICMR had actually tweeted.