New Delhi: The federal government has reduced the 9-month interval between booster doses after the second dose for immigrants.
A 2-dose vaccine is being given to prevent the spread of corona across the country. In this case, the federal government has approved a precautionary booster dose for 2-dose vaccinators. However, those taking the 2nd dose were advised that there should be an interval of 9 months between the addition of the booster dose.
This has resulted in foreign travelers having to wait 9 months after taking the 2nd dose. In this context, the federal government yesterday reduced the 9-month gap. In a Twitter post yesterday, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansuk Mandavia said, “Indian citizens and students can be vaccinated with the booster dose as a precautionary measure according to the country’s travel guidelines. The new feature will soon be available on Govin’s website. “
Booster doses are currently being given at private vaccination centers across India for people over 18 years of age. However, adults taking the 2nd dose are required by the Federal Ministry of Health to have a 9-month interval between precautionary booster doses. But, currently those going abroad do not have to wait 9 months.
According to federal government figures, 12.21 lakh people between the ages of 18 and 59 have been given booster doses. It is noteworthy that the booster dose is also provided free of cost to frontline staff at government hospitals.