New Delhi: The corona pandemic is not over yet. In the midst of all this, people above 18 years of age have been allowed to give a precautionary dose i.e. booster dose. So now all adults can go to a private center and get a booster dose.
In this situation
A booster dose prevention dose will be given. Only people who have been 9 months into the second dose of the vaccine will be considered eligible for this third dose. However, in addition to the first and second doses at government centres, health care workers, frontline workers and people above 60 years of age will continue to be given preventive doses.
Vaccine companies price
Vaccine manufacturers have cut prices of their vaccines after talks with the central government before the third dose of vaccination for children aged 18 to 59 years was introduced in private hospitals. Private hospitals will now get both Covishield and Covacin vaccine at Rs 225 per dose. According to the instructions of the Central Government, private hospitals will be able to charge a service charge of up to Rs 150 in addition to the cost of a single dose of the vaccine. So people between the ages of 18 and 59 who get the third dose of the vaccine will now have to pay a maximum of Rs 375 for the third dose in private hospitals.
Till now people had to pay Rs 700 to Rs 750 for a dose of Covishield and Rs 1250 to Rs 1,300 for a dose of Covacin in private hospitals.
According to the Union Health Ministry, more than 185.68 doses of the vaccine have been given in the country so far. In India, 96% of people over the age of 15 have received at least one dose of the vaccine. While 2.5 crore people have also taken a precautionary dose. Similarly, 45% of children between 12 and 14 years of age in the country have received the first dose of the vaccine.
Additional doses of the vaccine are called precise doses or booster doses. This dose has proved to be effective in increasing the immunity of people against the corona virus. So far, many forms of corona virus have been revealed. The XE variant is currently in discussion. In such a situation, the government has already allowed all adults to take precautions.