Corona booster doses will be administered to people over the age of 18 from Sunday, April 10. Booster doses will be available at all private vaccination centres. However, this dose will not be free. For this the beneficiary will have to pay. The Center has told all the states that the vaccine dose will be given in the same vaccine, which was given in the first two doses. For this, private vaccination centers can charge a maximum service charge of Rs 150.
The health ministry had said that the vaccine dose would be available to all persons above the age of 18 years at private vaccination centers from April 10. Anyone above the age of 18 years who completed the nine-month period for the second dose can take this dose. Huh. Giving more details about this, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan informed that no separate registration will be required for the preparation dose as all the beneficiaries are already registered on ‘Covin’.
The Union Health Secretary said that private vaccination centers can charge a maximum of Rs 150 per dose as service charge for vaccination over and above the cost of the vaccine. He also informed that health workers, frontline workers and persons aged 60 years and above can take precaution doses at other vaccination centers including free vaccination at government immunization centers.
The Union Health Secretary held a meeting with the Health Secretaries of all the States and Union Territories on Saturday, emphasizing that all vaccinations should be compulsorily recorded on the COVID platform. The option of online appointment as well as walk-in registration and vaccination will be available at private vaccination centres. In this meeting, the states were also advised to intensify the ongoing free covid vaccination campaign to provide first and second dose to the population above the age of 12 years. In this meeting, Health Secretaries of States and Union Territories, NHM Mission Directors besides Additional Secretary (Health) Dr. Manohar Agnani were also present.