As India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced over the weekend, people over the age of 60 suffering from a chronic disease or comorbidity will be able to get a booster shot at their nearest vaccine center from January 10. Announcing additional guidelines, the government said that eligible people will be able to book their slots for booster doses using the CoWIN portal.
Firstly, people over the age of 60 will be able to take the precautionary dose only on the advice of their doctor. However, as per a report coming from ANI, the Union Health Ministry has clarified that all persons aged 60 years and above with co-morbidities need not submit any certificate from the doctor at the time of precautionary dosage at the centre. . “Such persons are expected to consult their doctor before deciding to take a precautionary dose,” the ministry has announced.
Those eligible for the precautionary dose will be able to book a booster dose slot through their CoWIN account. However, one will be able to take the dose only after the completion of 90 days of the second jab.
To book a slot for the booster dose, an eligible person can log in to his/her CoWIN account using his/her 10 digit mobile number. The website should show the Precautionary Dosing option for eligible accounts/for those above 60 years of age. The registration should open soon.
Additionally, the vaccination process for 15-18 years will start from January 3. The registration will start on the CoWIN portal from January 1. Children can register using their Aadhar card or if they do not have ID proof, their class 10 student ID will also work. Read here to know how teens can book their vaccine slot using CoWIN portal or Aarogya Setu app.
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