The government has approved precautionary doses of COVID-19 vaccine for adults above the age of 18. These precautionary doses will be available from April 10 at private vaccination centres.
Only adults who have completed nine months after the second dose of the vaccine are allowed to take the booster shot.
So far, about 96% of all 15 plus population in the country have received at least one dose of vaccine while 83% have received both the doses.
Currently, only healthcare workers, frontline workers, and people above 60 years of age are allowed to get a booster dose.
While the COVID situation in the country is stable, China has witnessed a sudden surge in cases, which resulted in a lockdown in some regions there. This has again raised fear of infections. Hence, a third dose seems very important at the moment.