Booster doses for frontline workers, seniors begin today

Administration of precaution dose of COVID 19 vaccine for healthcare and frontline workers, and those over 60 years of age with co-morbidities will begin from today.

The Centre has issued guidelines stating that no new registration will be required to get a precaution dose. The online appointment for the precaution dose shots began on last Saturday where one can book their slots.

The CoWIN system will send SMS to such beneficiaries for availing the precaution dose when the dose becomes due.

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya has said that reminder messages through SMS  have been sent to more than one crore healthcare and frontline workers and citizens over 60 year of age for their Precaution Covid 19 vaccine Doses.

In a tweet, Dr Mandaviya said booking of appointments on CoWIN platform is already open. Administering of Precaution dose to the eligible beneficiaries will begin today.

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