corona virus To prevent the spread of the virus, the government has banned people above 18 years of age. Booster dose is allowed. So far, people above 60 years of age including healthcare and frontline staff have been given a booster dose, but from Sunday i.e. April 10, people above 18 years of age will be given the third dose of corona vaccine. Meanwhile, the booster dose Certain guidelines have been laid down for implementation. The Ministry of Health has said that those who are above 18 years of age and who have second Those who have completed 9 months (39 weeks) of dosing will be eligible for a booster dose at private immunization centers.

Who needs a booster dose?

This dose will be given only to persons above 60 years of age who are suffering from co-morbidities. The central government has released a list of these 22 diseases. The government has also said that no other certificate from the doctor is required to take this dosage. However, it has been advised to take this booster dose on the advice of a doctor. Vaccines will be given free of cost to health workers, frontline workers and people above 60 years of age with various diseases at government immunization centres. But private hospitals and private vaccination centers will have to pay for it. Only those taking two doses for nine months or 39 weeks will be able to take this third booster dose. After the person has completed his term, he will also receive a message from Covin regarding the third dose.

How to register for a booster dose?

Eligible beneficiary can log on or register himself through Aarogya Setu App. After the registration/signature is complete, the proof of identity of the beneficiary needs to be updated on the CoWin home page under the new category. Beneficiaries can register using their Aadhar Card or Identity Card.

Why is a booster dose necessary?

Booster dose provides good protection against COVID-19. The first and second doses are also effective in preventing corona, but they may become less effective over time, especially in senior citizens. New types of corona virus are emerging from time to time. In such cases, increased dosage can help prevent it. More than 24 million booster doses have been given to healthcare, frontline workers and people above 60 years of age.

How much will it cost?

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday said that the booster dose of Covishield will cost over Rs 600 and Kovovax (approved as a one-time booster) will be available for over Rs 900. Poonawalla said Serum Institute will offer huge discounts to hospitals and distributors offering the booster dose. At the same time, for vaccinating someone, he will have to spend Rs 1,200.