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Appointments for the third vaccine shot, the Covid-19 precautionary dose, will begin today. Check Detail

Healthcare workers, frontline workers, and those over 60 with comorbidities who have already received two doses of the vaccine can book an appointment or walk into any of the Covid-19 vaccination centres, according to the Union health ministry.

According to the announcement made by the central government, appointments for the “precautionary dose” of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine will begin on Saturday. Those taking the shot will not need to register for the CoWin platform again, according to the Centre.

The Union health ministry announced on Friday that anyone who has already received two doses of the vaccine, including healthcare workers, frontline workers, and those over 60 years old with comorbidities, can book an appointment or walk into any of the Covid-19 vaccination centres.

“On January 8, the schedules will be released.” By Friday evening, you’ll be able to schedule an appointment online. Vaccination with an onsite appointment will begin on January 10, according to a statement from the ministry, as reported by news agency ANI.

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On December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Centre’s decision to give a ‘precautionary dose’ of the vaccine in response to the spread of the Omicron variant, which has resulted in an increase in Covid-19 cases and fears of a third wave of infections.

The Centre has already informed states and union territories that the third dose for each recipient will be the same as the first two.

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“The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) has recommended the administration of the homologous vaccine for HCWS, FLWs, and elders (over 60 years of age) with co-morbidities,” Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote to states and UTs on Thursday.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya praised the country’s vaccination drive for administering 1.5 billion (150 crore) doses of the vaccine.

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