Speed up Kovid vaccination, reduced the interval of second dose and Precaution Dose on the suggestion of NTAGI
In the war against Kovid in the country, the vaccination campaign is going on continuously. Here the figure for corona vaccination has crossed the number of 200 crores. At the same time, to give more momentum to this campaign, the interval between the second dose of Kovid and the Precaution Dose has been reduced. Earlier the period between the two doses was reduced to 9 months, which has now been reduced to 6 months. The government has given this information to the house during the monsoon session.
Giving a written answer to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Health, Bharti Praveen Pawar said that till August 1, a total of 9.07 crore vaccines of Precaution Dose have been administered in the country. During this, he told that the government reviewed the speed of Kovid vaccination in the country. After which the concerned states and union territories have been issued advisory and asked to apply Precaution Dose to the eligible people.
During the proceedings in the house, Pawar told that the "Har Ghar Dastak 2.0" campaign is being run across the country. The objective of this campaign is to vaccinate all the beneficiaries through second dose and Precaution Dose door-to-door vaccination activity. At the same time, under the Kovid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav initiative, Precaution Dose is available free of cost to all beneficiaries aged 18 years and above from 15 July 2022 at Government COVID Vaccination Centers (CVCs). For pretreatment doses, six months should elapse from the time the second dose is administered.