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India to begin administering COVID-19 vaccine ‘precaution’ dose to healthcare, frontline workers and those aged 60 from January 10

India to start administering COVID-19 vaccine ‘precaution’ dose to healthcare, frontline staff and people aged 60 from January 10 | Information

New Delhi: India will begin administering the precautionary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to the healthcare staff, frontline staff and people above 60 years with comorbidities from January 10.
The registration for the ‘precaution dose’ of COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare staff, frontline staff and people aged 60 and above with co-morbidities began on the CoWIN portal from Saturday night.
Extra Secretary and Mission Director, Nationwide Well being Mission (NHM), Vikas Sheel on Saturday stated in a tweet, “The characteristic for on-line appointments for precaution dose for HCWs/FLWs and Residents (60+) is now reside on Co-WIN. To e-book an appointment, please go to http://cowin.Gov.In”
There is no such thing as a want for brand new registration of these taking the precautionary dose they usually can straight take an appointment from Saturday or walk-in, the Union Well being Ministry had stated.
All individuals aged 60 years and above with co-morbidities won’t be required to provide or submit any certificates from their physician on the time of administration of the precaution dose, the Centre knowledgeable states and UTs not too long ago.
Such persons are anticipated to acquire the recommendation of their physician earlier than deciding to avail of the precaution dose or third dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
In a letter to states and UTs, Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated the personnel to be deployed for election responsibility in poll-bound states can even be included within the class of FLWs.
Eligibility of such beneficiaries for the precaution dose might be primarily based on the date of administration of the second dose as recorded within the Co-WIN system (completion of 9 months i.e. 39 weeks from the date of administration of second dose), in accordance with the rules issued by the ministry.
CoWIN will ship reminder messages to all these eligible for the precaution dose and the dose might be mirrored within the digital vaccination certificates.
Greater than 2 crore (2,27,33,154) first doses of the vaccine have been administered to adolescents within the 15-18 age group taking the whole doses administered to over 151.47 crore on Saturday, the Union Well being Ministry stated.
 Dwell TV

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