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Free Covid-19 booster dose for adults for 75 days from July 15

By Jasleen Kaur -- July 13, 2022 6:04 pm -- Updated:July 13, 2022 6:04 pm

New Delhi, July 13: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said citizens above 18 years of age would be given free Covid-19 booster doses from July 15 till the next 75 days.

“India is celebrating 75 years of independence. On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Kaal, it has been decided that from 15th July, 2022, till the next 75 days, citizens above 18 years of age will be given booster doses free of cost,” Anurag Thakur was quoted as saying. The free Covid booster doses will be available at all government centres, he added.

Anurag Thakur Anurag Thakur

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India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 199.12 crore as per provisional reports till 7 am on Wednesday. This has been achieved through 2,61,58,303 sessions.
Covid-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on March 16, 2022. So far, more than 3.76 crore adolescents have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The precaution dose administration for the age group 18-59 years started on April 10.

The Centre has been making efforts to accelerate the pace and expand the scope of Covid-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide vaccination started on January 16, 2021. The new phase of universalisation of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from June 21, 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining of the vaccine supply chain.

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As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the states and UTs by providing them Covid vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalisation of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Centre will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to states and UTs.

Free Covid-19 booster dose for adults for 75 days from July 15

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