18+ people in Delhi will get booster dose of corona vaccine free of cost, Kejriwal govt announces

New Delhi: All government corona vaccination centres in the country's capital Delhi will now get a booster dose free of cost. The Delhi government on Thursday informed that the booster dose will be administered free of cost to all eligible people in the age group of 18-59 years at all government-run Covid-19 vaccination centres. The Delhi government has taken this step at a time when the corona cases have started increasing once again in the state. On Wednesday, more than 1,000 corona cases were reported in Delhi.

The central government had recently introduced booster doses for people above the age of 18 years at all private vaccination centres. According to the central government's guidelines, those who have not received the second dose of the corona vaccine have been given more than a month, they are eligible to take the booster dose. A statement issued by the Delhi government said, "Under the booster dose, the person will be vaccinated from the same company from which they have received the first and second doses. Provided that the second dose should be more than 9 months.''

The Delhi government's statement quoted Health Minister Satyendar Jain as saying, "It is better to protect against treatment. Those who have not yet taken the vaccine or just the first dose should go to their nearest health centre and get vaccinated as soon as possible.'' At present, the Delhi government has a capacity of 1363.73 metric tonnes of oxygen, which includes liquid medical oxygen storage (LMO), liquid medical oxygen buffer and PSA plants.

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