Booster Dose : India is marking its 75th anniversary of independence on this occasion The Central Government of India has announced that starting from July 15, 2022, for the following 75 days, everyone above the age of 18 would receive booster dosages at the center free of cost.
India recorded a rise in its daily caseload today, with 16,906 new Covid-19 cases being added to the national total on Wednesday, following a minor decline in new cases yesterday. According to the most recent information provided by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, up to 45 persons passed away from the virus in the previous 24 hours.
Har Ghar Dastak Campaign 2.0
In order to speed up immunization and promote booster injections Center Government began the second phase of the “Har Ghar Dastak campaign 2.0” on 1st June, 2022. Currently, the two-month programme is being carried out in all Indian states.
Government statistics show that 96% of India’s population has received the first dose of the Covid vaccination, and 87% of individuals have received both doses.
Chronology of Vaccination
Healthcare workers received vaccinations as part of the initial phase of the nation-wide immunization campaign, which began on January 16 of last year. Front-line employees began receiving vaccinations on February 2 of last year.
Covid-19 immunization for adults over 60 and those over 45 with certain comorbid diseases started on March 1 of last year.
On April 1 of last year, vaccinations for everyone older than 45 years old were introduced. The government therefore made the decision to broaden the scope of the immunization campaign by enabling everyone above the age of 18 to get the Covid vaccine starting on May 1 of last year.
On January 3 of this year, vaccinations for those between the ages of 15 and 18 began.
The nation started immunizing youngsters between the ages of 12 and 14 on March 16.