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COVID Booster Dose for 18+: Know if you are eligible

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COVID Booster Dose for people above 18 years

COVID Booster Dose – The Union Health Ministry said on Friday that the COVID prophylactic dosage will be accessible at private vaccination centres across the country beginning Sunday, April 10 for all adults. 
 
The ministry also noted that the ongoing free vaccination programme for healthcare staff, frontline workers, and the 60+ population through government immunization centres for the first and second doses, as well as the precaution dosage, also known as booster dose, would be continued and increased. 
 
Adults will be able to get the prophylactic dosage for a charge at private vaccination centres starting today. Beneficiaries should check if they are entitled for the precautionary dose before proceeding. 
 
Adults will be able to get the prophylactic dosage for a charge at private vaccination centres starting today. Beneficiaries should check if they are entitled for the precautionary dose before proceeding.

Eligibility for a COVID vaccination prophylactic dose

There are two requirements that must be met before an adult can get the COVID-19 vaccination prophylactic dosage. 
 
To begin, the recipient must be at least 18 years old. Second, they should have received the second dose at least nine months before to receiving the precautionary dose. 
 
The precaution dose will be the same as the first and second doses, meaning that if the recipient received Covishield for their first and second doses, they will receive the same vaccination for their booster dose as well. 
 
Adults will have to pay for the precaution dosage, or booster dose, of the COVID vaccine at commercial vaccination centres, unlike frontline employees, healthcare personnel, and the elderly.

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Meanwhile, on Saturday, Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India lowered the prices of the prophylactic dose vaccines. The price of a single dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Serum Institute of India’s Covishield for private hospitals has been reduced to Rs 225, according to the companies. 
 
The government announced that private vaccination centres might charge a maximum of Rs 150 as a service charge in addition to the cost of the vaccine shot.

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