Free Vaccinations In India For 75 Days
People between the ages of 18 and 59 will be given a free Covid Vaccine Booster starting Friday, July 15th. According to official sources, PTI News Agency said on Wednesday. The free Covid-19 Vaccine Booster is a special promotion that lasts 75 days starting Friday.
As part of a special 75-day campaign, all adults aged 18-59 years will be vaccinated free of charge with the Covid-19 vaccine booster dose from July 15. The free Covid Vaccine Booster Dose Promotion aims to promote the intake of Covid Prophylactic Dose.
Official sources say a free Covid-19 vaccine booster effect campaign will be held as part of the government’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate India’s 75th anniversary of independence. Less than 1 per cent of the 77-crore target population in the 18 to 59-year-old group received cautionary doses.
However, according to official sources, about 26% of the estimated 16 million eligible populations over the age of 60, as well as health workers and frontline workers, are receiving additional immunity.
“It has been more than nine months since the majority of the Indian population received a second dose of the drug. Studies by the ICMR (Indian Medical Research Council) and other international research institutes have shown that antibody levels are due to both doses. It has been shown to decrease about 6 months after the primary vaccination … Giving booster shots enhances the immune response. ” “Therefore, the government plans to launch a special 75-day campaign for people between the ages of 18 and 59 to get free vaccinations at the state vaccination centre from July 15th,” he said.
Last week, the government reduced the difference in dose between the second and prophylactic Covid-19 vaccines for all beneficiaries from 9 months to 6 months. The government also announced the second round of the “Har Ghar Dastak” campaign 2.0 nationwide and in UT to accelerate the pace of vaccination.
India has begun vaccination with prophylactic or booster Covid-19 vaccines for all persons over the age of 18. To prevent coronavirus infection, we launched a vaccination campaign in January last year. The centre has decided to provide free booster shots of the Covid vaccine to all members of the 18 to the 59-year-old group at the state’s immune centre to facilitate intake. This will be possible as part of the government’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, as part of a 75-day special trip starting July 15.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur told reporters that the federal government had approved a proposal to commemorate India’s 75th anniversary of independence. ” To combat Covid-19, vaccination is the most effective method. Today’s Cabinet decision will improve India’s range of immunization and create a healthier country,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the social media platform, Twitter.
The move is in line with the government’s ongoing efforts to increase prophylactic dose intake after the increase in Covid-19 cases in many states. Last month, the Prime Minister urged people to increase their booster dose or prophylactic dose intake while following the Covid protocol, including hand hygiene and the use of masks to prevent infection.
To date, less than 1% of the target population of 77.1 million people aged 18-59 years have received prophylactic doses. However, 25.84% of the 16.8 million eligible population over the age of 60, as well as healthcare workers and frontline workers, received additional immunization. Currently, the centre administers free prophylactic doses only to people over the age of 60 and health and frontline workers.
Many states have announced a free booster effect for all adults over the age of 18, but this hasn’t happened so far, with only about 5 million booster effects as of Wednesday at 7 pm. Not administered. Of which, a dose of 270 million rupees was given to people over the age of 60, about 100 million rupees were given to frontline workers and about 600,000 rupees to health care workers.
Apart from that, adults between the ages of 18 and 59 are given a prophylactic dose of about 730,000 rupees in a private hospital. In response to the Cabinet’s decision, Health Minister Mansuf Mandaviya said: I encourage all beneficiaries to receive prophylaxis as soon as possible. “
Recently, the Ministry of Health has reduced the gap between the second and prophylactic doses by 9 to 6 months, following the recommendations of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization. The government has also launched a door-to-door vaccination campaign to accelerate the pace of vaccination and encourage boosters.
India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination rate has exceeded 199.12 million, and the Ministry of Health said on July 13 that more than 3.76 billion initial vaccinations were given to the 12-14-year-old age group. According to government data, 96% of India’s population receives the first dose of the COVID vaccine and 87% of people receive both doses.
On April 10, this year, India began vaccinating all people over the age of 18. To accelerate the pace of immunization and promote booster shots, the government launched the second round of “HarGhar Dastak Campaign 2.0” in all states on June 1. A two-month program is currently underway.
The national vaccination campaign began on January 16, 2021, and vaccinated health care workers in the first phase. February 2, 2021, was the first day that frontline worker were vaccinated.
On March 1, 2021, COVID-19 vaccination was initiated for people over the age of 60 and 45 with certain comorbidities. Vaccination of all persons over the age of 45 began on April 1, 2021. The government then decided to expand the initiative by allowing all people over the age of 18 to be vaccinated with COVID from May 1, 2021.
From January 3rd this year, vaccinations for people aged 15 to 18 years have started. The country began vaccinating children aged 12 to 14 on March 16.
Meanwhile, India’s SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) is in the latest bulletin, worried that the number of new weekly COVID cases has continued to decline globally since its peak in January 2022. He said the Omicron variant is still alive. Mutants are distributed worldwide and account for 97% of the reported sequences.
Among the Omicron strains, BA.2 shows the most cases, and BA.2.12.1, BA.5, and BA.4 show the lower numbers.
” According to the Indian scenario, many BA.2 cases have been reclassified to BA.2.38 cases. There seems to be a particular subline within BA.2.38 in this latest batch of sequences. However, this is a hospitalization at this point. It has not led to reports of increased or increased severity of the disease. Some recently reported deaths are due to comorbidity. Proper COVID-19 behaviour is still recommended as it is likely to reduce the spread of the infection.”
The Indian National Genomic Surveillance Organisation (INSACOG) reports SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance nationwide by analyzing samples from the Sentinel site and the arrival of international passengers.