New Delhi: On the first day of ‘precaution dose’ for the identified categories of beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, more than nine lakh doses were administered to the eligible age group. India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 152.78 crore (1,52,78,35,951) today. More than 82 lakh (82,76,158) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today.
The Union Health Ministry, in its official press release today evening said, “On the first day of Precaution Dose for the identified categories of beneficiaries for COVID vaccination today, more than 9 lakh doses were administered to the eligible age group.”
As India on Monday began administering ‘precaution doses’ under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded those who got vaccinated today and requested all those who are eligible to get vaccinated.
“India began administering precaution doses. Kudos to those who have got vaccinated today. I would request all those who are eligible to get vaccinated. As we all know, vaccination remains among the most effective means to fight COVID-19,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
The online registration for ‘precaution dose’ on the Co-WIN platform began on Friday (January 8). All HCWs, FLWs and citizens aged 60 years or above with comorbidities will be able to access the vaccination for precaution dose through their existing Co-WIN account. The precaution dose can only be taken after 9 months i.e., 39 weeks from the date of administration of 2nd dose.