Free corona booster dose
All people over the age of 18 in the country will get a free corona booster dose. On Wednesday, the cabinet approved this proposal. All government hospitals will receive a booster or preventive dose from July 15. however, the free dose will only be available for the next 75 days. Currently, the first and second doses of the corona vaccine are available free of charge in the country, while the booster dose had to be paid for
A campaign to boost the precautionary dose of Kovid will be launched on the 75th anniversary of Independence. So far, less than 1% of the target population of 77 crores aged 18-59 years have received a prescription dose. Only about 26% of health care and frontline workers, with about 16 million people aged 60 years or older, have received booster doses.
The body’s immune response will increase with the pre-dose In the study of several international organisations, including ICMR, it has been realized that after taking both doses of the corona vaccine, the antibody level in the body decreases after 6 months. By giving a booster dose, the immune response will increase. This is why the government is going to start a special campaign for 75 days.
Before this, the central health ministry last week reduced the interval between the second and required dose of the vaccine from 9 months to 6 months. A vaccine campaign was launched in all states and union territories on June 1 to promote speedy vaccination and booster shots.