Chennai: MK Stalin, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, received the COVID-19 vaccination as a precaution dosage/ booster dose on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, under the statewide COVID-19 immunisation push, India began delivering booster doses on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised individuals who were vaccinated today and urged all those who are eligible to do so. "India began giving out precautionary doses. Congratulations to those who received their vaccinations today. I would recommend that everyone who is eligible be vaccinated. Vaccination, as we all know, is still one of the most effective ways to combat COVID-19 "The Prime Minister sent out a tweet.
Today, almost Nine lakh "Precaution Doses" for COVID vaccine were given to the defined categories of recipients, according to the health ministry. On Monday, the 'precaution dosage' of COVID-19 vaccination was given to healthcare workers, frontline workers, and individuals over the age of 60 in the country.
On Friday, the online registration for the 'precaution dose' on the Co-WIN platform opened (January 8). Through their current Co-WIN account, all HCWs, FLWs, and citizens aged 60 and up with comorbidities will be able to get the vaccination for the prophylactic dose. The cautionary dose can only be administered after 9 months, or 39 weeks, from the date of the second dose's administration.