Healthcare workers, frontline workers, and people aged 60 and up with comorbidities who are eligible for their third “precautionary dosage” 39 weeks after their second jab can arrange an online appointment or come into any immunisation centre, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare sources.
“On Cowin, there is no requirement for a new registration. “Those who have received two doses of the Covid vaccine can make an appointment or stroll into any immunisation centre,” a ministry source said. “Appointments will be available online beginning tomorrow evening (Saturday).” The source stated that “vaccination with on-site appointment will begin on January 10.”
The administration announced earlier this week that the “precautionary” dose would be the same as the previous two doses. According to the health ministry, persons over the age of 60 do not need to present a prescription or medical certificate to verify co-morbidity for immunisation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared on December 25 that the third dose for the three categories would begin on January 10 and that children aged 15 to 18 would be vaccinated.
The latest vaccine round comes at a time when Covid-19 cases are on the rise across the country. On Friday, the health ministry reported 1,17,100 new cases with a positive rate of 7.74 percent, bringing the country’s active caseload to 3,71,363.
Meanwhile, India’s vaccine coverage reached 150 crore doses on Friday, according to the health ministry. “Today marks a watershed moment in India’s Covid-19 immunisation coverage, which has surpassed 150 crore (1,50,52,21,314). Until 7 p.m. today, more than 81 lakh (81,50,982) vaccination doses have been administered. With the compilation of the final data for the day by late tonight, the daily vaccination tally is projected to rise,” the ministry stated in a statement.
On the immunisation front, it’s been a wonderful day! Congratulations on reaching the 150-crore mark, our fellow people. Many lives have been saved as a result of our immunisation campaign. Simultaneously, let us continue to follow all Covid-19-related protocol,” Modi tweeted.
“India is grateful to everyone who has contributed to the success of our vaccination drive. We express our gratitude to our doctors, scientists, innovators, and healthcare professionals who administer vaccines to the public. I strongly advise everybody who is eligible to get their immunizations to do so. “Let’s fight Covid-19 together,” he tweeted.