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India will start revaccinating the population on April 10

09.04.2022 101 просмотров

India will start revaccinating against COVID-19 for all persons over 18 years of age from 10 April.

booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine will be available in India to all adults starting Sunday April 10, but for now only for a fee in private medical facilities. India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced this Friday in a press release.

“A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to the population over 18 years of age at private vaccination centres. The introduction of the booster dose to the population aged 18 years and over at private vaccination centers will begin on April 10 (Sunday), 2022. All individuals over the age of 18 who have been nine months after their second dose will be eligible for a booster dose,” the statement said. and second doses in public health facilities will continue.

The COVID-19 revaccination campaign began in India on January 10, while the third dose of the vaccine could be received by doctors, medical staff and those on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic, and also residents over the age of 60.

The country's Ministry of Health indicates that about 96% of Indian citizens aged 15 and over received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, about 83% of the population in the same age group received both doses of the vaccine. In addition, more than 24 million booster doses have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic and people over 60 years of age, and 45% of children aged 12 to 14 years have received their first dose.

In total, as In India, with a population of 1.3 billion, 1,853,888,663 doses of the coronavirus vaccine were administered by Friday, with 1,680,118 doses administered over the past 24 hours, the agency said.

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