An orientation meeting of all Health Secretaries of States/UTs was held on Saturday under the chairpersonship of the Secretary (H&FW), regarding precaution dose for 18-59 years old population at Private CVCs.
In a meeting, it was highlighted that the precaution dose will be of the same vaccine which has been used for administration of 1st and 2nd dose.
It was also informed that no fresh registrations would be required for precaution dose as all due beneficiaries are already registered on CoWIN.
Both options of â€˜Online appointmentâ€™ and â€˜Walk-inâ€™ registration and vaccination will be available at Private CVCs.
The Private CVCs can charge up to a maximum of INR 150 as service charge for vaccination over and above the cost of vaccine.
While, HCWs, FLWs and Citizens aged 60 year or more, shall continue to receive precaution dose vaccination at any CVC, including free of charge vaccination at Government Vaccination Centers.
States/UTs were also advised to accelerate the administration of ongoing free COVID-19 vaccination with 1st dose and 2nd dose to 12+ years population and optimal administration of precaution dose for HCWs, FLWs and â‰¥60 years population at Government vaccine centres.