Covid Booster Dose: Corona booster dose will be available for free from July 15
According to official sources, so far less than one percent of the population of 77 crores aged 18 to 59 years have received a booster dose of corona.
Free booster dose will be given to those above 18 years from July 15. This free booster dose will be applied for 75 days from July 15. This facility is being given under the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence.
However, about 16 crore people above 60 years of age and about 26 percent of the health workers and front fighters have taken the booster dose. The official said that most of India's population had taken their second dose 9 months ago. Studies conducted at the ICMR and other international research institutes have shown that antibody levels begin to drop in about six months after two initial doses of the vaccine, and immunity builds up after a booster dose.
The Union Health Ministry last week reduced the gap between the second and precautionary doses of the Kovid vaccine for all from 9 months to 6 months. This was done on the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Vaccination.
Corona cases are increasing continuously in the country. There have been 16906 new cases of corona in India in the last 24 hours. The figures released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday show that 45 people have died of corona in the last 24 hours. The total death toll due to corona has now increased to 5,25,519. While talking about yesterday, 13,615 new cases were reported on Tuesday, while 20 people died due to infection.