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COVID-19: India begins administering 'precaution doses' to senior citizens, healthcare workers; see pics

04:51 PM Jan 10, 2022 | FPJ Web Desk

The administration of 'precaution dose' of COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare, frontline workers and those above 60 years in the country began on Monday.

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Chennai | Tamil Nadu begins administering COVID19 vaccine 'Precaution dose' to frontline workers and senior citizens above 60 years of age with co-morbidities-

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Delhi begins administering COVID-19 vaccine 'precautionary dose' to frontline workers and senior citizens above 60 years of age with co-morbidities.

Visuals from RML Hospital:

Telangana | COVID-19 vaccine 'Precaution dose' being administered to senior citizens above 60 years of age with co-morbidities at Govt Unani Hospital in Hyderabad.

Telangana Health Minister T Harish Rao present.

Bihar | COVID vaccine 'precautionary dose' being administered to senior citizens above 60 years of age with co-morbidities at a vaccination center in Patna.

Karnataka | CM Basavaraj Bommai launches rollout of 'Precaution dose' vaccination for healthcare workers, frontline workers and persons aged above 60 with co-morbidities at Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College in Bengaluru

Jammu & Kashmir | Booster doses of COVID19 vaccine for frontline workers, healthcare workers and senior citizens over 60 with underlying conditions, at PHC Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar

Rajasthan | Governor Kalraj Mishra receives 'precaution dose' of COVID19 vaccine in Jaipur.

Madhya Pradesh | CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan took stock of a vaccination centre in Bhopal.

Kerala | Administration of 'Precaution dose' of COVID19 vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60+ with co-morbidities began in Kerala today.

Visuals from Govt General Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram.

All HCWs, FLWs and citizens aged 60 years or above with comorbidities will be able to access the vaccination for precaution dose through their existing Co-WIN account. The precaution dose can only be taken after 9 months i.e., 39 weeks from the date of administration of 2nd dose.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare has recommended that precaution dose for healthcare workers, frontline workers and senior citizens with co-morbidities will be the same as given previously. It had also informed that the senior citizens with co-morbidities will not be required to produce a doctor's certificate or prescription at the time of administration of the precaution dose.

With Agency Inputs.

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