The gap between the second dose of the Covid vaccine and the precautionary dose has been reduced by the government to 6 months from 9 months. The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), the government’s advisory body on vaccination, had recommended reducing the gap between the second jab and the booster dose.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter to chief secretaries and Administrators of all states and Union Territories, said: “The precaution dose for all beneficiaries from 18-59 years will be administered after completion of 6 months or 26 weeks from the date of administration of second dose at Private Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs).”
“For beneficiaries above 60 years and above as well as the Health Care Workers (HCWs) & Front Line Workers (FLWs), precaution dose would be administered after completion of 6 months or 26 weeks from the date of administration of second dose at Government CVCs, free of charge,” the letter read.
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