New Delhi: India began administering precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Monday to citizens with comorbidities aged 60 and above, frontline workers and healthcare staff.
Meanwhile, there were no side-effects reported in those inoculated with the precautionary dose of COVID-19.
"We feel fine. There are no side-effects, everyone should take the jab," one of the senior citizens, who took the dose at Delhi's RML hospital, told news agency ANI.
In his address to the nation on December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the precautionary doses of vaccine will be started for healthcare, frontline workers and citizens above 60 years with co-morbidities starting January 10, 2022.
The online registration for 'precaution dose' on the Co-WIN platform began on Friday (January 8). All HCWs, FLWs and citizens aged 60 years or above with comorbidities will be able to access the vaccination for precaution dose through their existing Co-WIN account.
The precaution dose can only be taken after 9 months i.e., 39 weeks from the date of administration of 2nd dose.
With the administration of more than 29 lakh (29,60,975) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 151.94 crore (1,51,94,05,951) as per provisional reports till 7 am today, the health ministry said on Monday.
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