The Union Health Department has made a big decision regarding vaccination. The ministry has reduced the gap between the second dose of the Covid vaccine and the precautionary dose from 9 months to 6 months for people over 18. In a statement released by the ministry, it was stated that in view of scientific evidence and global medical practice, the Standing Technical Sub-Committee (STSC) of the National Covid Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NTAGI) has decided to recommend the second dose and the precautionary dose. Changes have been recommended in the meantime.
The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) also endorsed this recommendation, after which the Union Ministry of Health implemented it. Now, under the new prescription, the gap between the second dose and the precautionary dose of the Covid vaccine has been reduced to 6 months from the current 9 months. The Union Department of Health said it has now been decided that all beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 59 will receive a precautionary dose after 6 months or 26 weeks from the date of the second dose at private COVID vaccination centers. .
The Ministry of Health indicates that the precautionary dose will be administered free of charge after 6 months from the date of the second dose to health workers and frontline workers as well as beneficiaries aged 60 and over as well as to health workers and frontline workers. . Changes have been made to the COWIN Vaccination System to facilitate the new system. The ministry has asked all officers involved to issue instructions in this regard.