New Delhi. In view of the increasing threat from the new corona virus Omicron and the assembly elections to be held in five states including UP next month, the government has decided to give a booster dose of the vaccine to the people. This booster dose to be taken from today will be the third dose of Korana Vaccine. Let us tell you that before this two doses have been given. In India, from today i.e. Monday, health workers, frontline workers as well as people above 60 years of age suffering from other serious diseases will be given a booster dose of Kovid-19 vaccine.
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This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25 last year to curb the spread of the corona virus due to the new variant of the corona virus, Omicron. Let us tell you that the personnel on election duty have also been considered as frontline workers in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa, where assembly elections are going to be held from February. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted on Sunday that more than one crore frontline personnel and senior citizens have been reminded by sending SMS for precautionary doses.
According to an estimate, 1.05 crore health workers, 1.9 crore frontline workers and 2.75 crore people above the age of 60 years suffering from other serious diseases will be given preventive doses as per the schedule, health ministry sources said. According to the announcement of the government, there is no need for any new registration on the Kovin app for precaution doses. Appointments can be booked directly by logging in with your registered mobile number. Apart from this, there is also a facility of direct walk-in. Only those eligible for precaution dosage will be eligible.
There is a gap of 9 months between the second and third doses. That is, only those who complete the second dose by the first week of April 2021 are currently eligible for precaution dosage. The government said on Wednesday that the precautionary dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine to be given to health workers, frontline workers and people 60 years and above will be the same as the first two doses. NITI Aayog member (health) VK Paul said that those who have taken the first two doses of Kovidshield will be given Kovishield vaccine and those who have taken Covaccine will be given Covaccine.
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