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Dr VK Paul, Member-Health, NITI Aayog (Photo/ANI)
Dr VK Paul, Member-Health, NITI Aayog (Photo/ANI)

COVID-19 precautionary dose will be same vaccine administered previously: Centre

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2022 17:31 IST


New Delhi [India], January 5 (ANI): The precautionary COVID-19 vaccine dose, which is to be given to healthcare and frontline workers, and those over 60 years of age with co-morbidities from January 10, will be the same vaccine as administered previously in the first two doses, said Dr VK Paul, Member-Health, NITI Aayog.

"Precautionary COVID-19 vaccine dose will be the same vaccine as has been given previously. Those who've received Covaxin will receive Covaxin, those who've received primary two doses of Covishield will receive Covishield," Dr Paul said during media briefing of Union Health Ministry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on December 25 announced that healthcare and frontline workers will be given 'precaution dose' from January 10 this year. He also said that senior citizens facing co-morbidities will have the option to go for precaution dose of COVID-19 on the advice of their doctors.
India's COVID-19 vaccination drive commenced on January 16, 2021 and so far the cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 147.72 crore. (ANI)

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