Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Saturday, December 25th, and announced that youngsters aged 15 to 18 can now get the vaccine starting on January 3rd.
From January 10th, healthcare and frontline workers will be able to get a booster dosage of the vaccine.
“The vaccination will also be given to healthcare and frontline personnel as a precaution dose. It will begin in 2022, on Monday, January 10th “the Prime Minister stated.
“On the advice of their doctor, citizens over 60 years old with co-morbidities will be able to receive a preventive dosage of the vaccine. This will be available starting on January 10th “Modi made the announcement.
Other key takeaways from PM Modi’s address to nation:
The prime minister noted that COVID-19 is on the rise around the world, and that proper precautions must be taken.
“Many people have been afflicted with Omicron in India as well. I would advise everyone not to panic, but to exercise caution and vigilance. Remember to use masks and wash your hands every now and then “According to the Prime Minister.
“The experience of combating the worldwide coronavirus outbreak thus far demonstrates that following all of the instructions at the individual level is a powerful weapon in the fight against coronavirus,” he said.
“On January 16, this year, India began administering the vaccination to its citizenry. Today, India has achieved an unprecedented and extremely tough goal of 141 crore vaccination doses, thanks to the joint work and will of all inhabitants of the country “According to the Prime Minister.
“More than 61 percent of India’s adult population has now got both vaccination doses. In the same way, about 90% of the adult population has received a single dosage of the vaccination “Modi stated the following. He informed the public that the country has 18 lakh isolation beds, 5 lakh isolation supported beds, and 1,40,000 ICU beds.