Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan and his spouse Nutan Goel on Tuesday took the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on the Delhi Coronary heart and Lung Institute. He took the second jab of indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ precisely 28 days after the primary shot on March 2. As per the hospital receipt, the 66-year-old Minister paid Rs 250 expenses for the vaccine on the non-public facility. Rs 100 was paid for ‘Covid-19 vaccination administration expenses’ and Rs 150 for ‘Covid-19 vaccine expenses’.
The vaccination was completed as a part of India’s second part of inoculation for these above 60 years of age, and folks between 45 and 59 years of age with particular comorbidities.
Now, these over 45 years of age may also get the Covid-19 vaccine from April 1, no matter the comorbidities.
Thus far, 6.11 crore doses of corona vaccine have been administered within the nation because the drive started on January 16 after approval for ‘Covishield’ and ‘Covaxin’.
The federal government has raised the interval between the primary and second doses of Covishield to as much as eight weeks in its ongoing vaccination drive in opposition to Covid-19.
Nevertheless, that is solely relevant for Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield and never Bharat Biotech-ICMR’s Covaxin, which the Union Well being Minister took.
(With IANS inputs)