India began administering Precaution Doses. Kudos to those who have got vaccinated today. I would request all those… https://t.co/fV3K2HSgYX
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1641831830000
More than 9 lakh ‘precaution doses’ were administered to the eligible age group on the first day, the Union health ministry said. “Overall 82 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Monday, taking India’s total vaccination coverage to 152.78 crores,” it added.
The ‘precaution doses’ are being rolled out as the country witnesses a massive spike in Covid cases.
According to the health ministry data, 4,91,013 precaution dose were administered to healthcare workers, 1,90,383 to frontline workers and 2,54,868 to the 60-plus population with comorbidities.
The same Covid-19 vaccine that has been administered in the previous two doses would be given as the ‘precaution dose’ to these categories of beneficiaries.