new Delhi: The Center on Saturday said private immunization centers can charge up to Rs 150 as service charge for the precautionary dose over and above the cost of the vaccine.
FederationhealthSecretary Rajesh Bhushan held an orientation meeting of the health secretaries of all the states and union territories on Saturday regarding the precautionary dose.
The Center announced that day that the dose of precautionCOVID-19Vaccines will be available to everyone over the age of 18 at private immunization centers from Sunday. It added that everyone over the age of 18 would be eligible for a precautionary dose after completing nine months of the second dose of the vaccine.

In the meeting, Bhushan highlighted that the dose of precaution would be the same.covid-19 vaccineAs used for the administration of the first two doses.
Bhushan also informed that no fresh registration will be required for the precautionary dose as all the due beneficiaries are already registered on the CoWIN portal.
It was emphasized that all immunizations must be compulsorily recorded on CoWIN and both “online appointment” and “walk-in” registration and vaccination options will be available at private COVID immunization centers (CVCs).
The private CVCs will maintain the vaccination sites as per the guidelines issued earlier by the Union Health Ministry.
“They can charge up to a maximum of Rs 150 per dose as service charge for vaccination, which is more than the cost of the vaccine,” Bhushan said.
The Health Secretary clarified that health workers, frontline workers and citizens aged 60 or above will continue to receive precautionary doses at any immunization centre, including free jabs at government immunization centres.
States and Union Territories were advised to expedite the administration of the ongoing free first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the population above the age of 12 years and to the health workers, frontline workers and citizens above 60 years of age. Administer the optimal dose as a precautionary measure. year in government immunization centers.