Precaution dose will be of same vaccine which used for administration of 1st and 2nd dose: Health Ministry

Health Ministry today highlighted that the precaution dose will be of the same vaccine which has been used for administration of first and second dose. It added that no fresh registrations would be required for precaution dose as all due beneficiaries are already registered on CoWIN. An orientation meeting of all Health Secretaries of States and Union Territories was held regarding precaution dose for 18-59 years old population at private COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs).

Addressing the meeting, Health Secretary emphasized that the Private CVCs will maintain the vaccination sites as per the guidelines. They can charge up to a maximum of 150 rupees as service charge for vaccination over and above the cost of the vaccine. He said that Health Care Workers (HCWs) and Front Line Workers (FLWs) and citizens aged 60 years or more, shall continue to receive precaution dose vaccination at any CVC, including free of charge vaccination at Government Vaccination Centres. The Ministry said that all vaccinations must mandatorily be recorded on the CoWIN platform and both the options of Online appointment and Walk-in registration and vaccination will be available at Private CVCs.

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