People Above 45 Years To Be Vaccinated From April 1

Ruben Fields
March 23, 2021

"We request that all eligible should immediately register and get vaccinated".

This consignment of vaccines was brought to Bhutan by DrukAir, a state-owned airline.

The union cabinet discussed the vaccination drive which has already achieved speedy and good progress, Javadekar said.

"All those above 45 years will be eligible for the vaccine from April 1".

French vaccination chief Alain Fischer said on Monday he expects the country to return to some kind of "normal" living conditions by summer or autumn thanks to an acceleration of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Javadekar said doctors would prescribe the right time for the second dose in view of the Centre's letter to states yesterday to increase the gap between two doses of Oxford-Astrazeneca developed Covishield, which is manufactured in India by the Serum Institute of India.

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A nurse fills a syringe with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Dobong health care center on February 26 in Seoul, South Korea. The degree of effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19 was even higher than observed in the Oxford-led clinical trials.

M.K. Sudarshan, chairman of the TAC said that people in this age bracket should be vaccinated within 24 hours after they are tested negative in micro containment zones and within 72 hours in regular containment zones. More than 32.53 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered on March 22, which is the highest single-day vaccination so far, taking the total number of people inoculated to over 4.8 crore, the health ministry said.

Those willing to be vaccinated were asked to register on a government portal after which they will receive the dose in the order of the government's priority.

During the second phase, the Central government roped in around 10,000 private hospitals to ramp up Covid-19 immunisation drive in the country.

We still continue to work towards better outcomes of cases by critically reviewing all the areas that will lead to better management of COVID-19 cases while focusing on the evolving nature of the virus and the disease.

Six states _ Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu _ have reported a surge in daily new cases and together account for 80.90 per cent of the new infections reported in a day.

The agency said 82,772,416 people had received at least one dose while 44,910,946 people are fully vaccinated as of Monday. We will have to keep wearing masks for another year or year-and-a-half, maintain distance and wash hands.

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