Booster shots against COVID-19 for all adults to be available from April 10
- All those above 18 years of age are now eligible to take booster doses at private vaccination centres from April 10.
- Only adults who have completed nine months after the second dose of the vaccine are allowed to take the booster shot.
- Currently, only healthcare workers, frontline workers, and people above 60 years of age are allowed to get a booster dose.
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Only adults who have completed nine months after the second dose of the vaccine are allowed to take the booster shot.
So far, about 96% of all 15 plus population in the country have received at least one dose of vaccine while 83% have received both the doses.
Currently, only healthcare workers, frontline workers, and people above 60 years of age are allowed to get a booster dose.
While the COVID situation in the country is stable, China has witnessed a sudden surge in cases, which resulted in a lockdown in some regions there. This has again raised fear of infections. Hence, a third dose seems very important at the moment.
Not to forget some countries are not allowing adults to even visit without a third dose.
Besides, a new variant -- XE variant of SARS-CoV2 -- has surfaced and Maharashtra seems to have detected the first case. A 50-year-old female South African national who had come to India on February 10 is reportedly detected with the new variant. But the union government denied the claim.
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