Delhi authorities on Thursday introduced that the precautionary or the booster COVID-19 dose can be obtainable without cost to all eligible beneficiaries aged between 18 and 59 years in all authorities vaccination centres.
This comes after the nationwide capital witnessed a pointy rise within the coronavirus circumstances.
“With a purpose to give the good thing about precaution dose to all eligible beneficiaries in Delhi, the identical can be obtainable for the 18-59 years age group, freed from value in all authorities CVCs from April 21, 2022,” Delhi authorities’s assertion learn.
Union Well being Ministry launched the precautionary third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for the 18-plus inhabitants at personal vaccination centres on April 10.
All those that are over 18 years of age and have accomplished 9 months after the administration of the second dose are eligible for the precaution dose.
A day earlier than the administration of the precaution dose, the SII introduced that it has revised the worth of its COVID vaccine Covishield for personal hospitals from Rs 600 to Rs 225 per dose.
The Centre has additionally allowed the personal COVID-19 vaccination centres to cost as much as a most of Rs 150 as a service cost for vaccination over and above the price of the vaccine.
In the meantime, Delhi reported 965 new COVID-19 circumstances on Thursday, with lively circumstances nearing 3,000.
As many as 635 COVID recoveries and one demise from the virus have been additionally witnessed within the final 24 hours.
The COVID positivity charge in Delhi was recorded to be 4.71 per cent, whereas the lively circumstances stood at 2,970.
The precaution dose was obtainable freed from value solely to these above 60 years of age, healthcare staff and frontline staff earlier.
In view of the rising COVID-19 circumstances within the nationwide capital over the previous few days, the Delhi authorities on Wednesday made the sporting of masks necessary at public locations, mentioned Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. Sources mentioned that it additionally imposed Rs 500 penalty for defying the norm.
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