Issuing a letter to this effect on Friday, the Health Ministry said that these rules are applicable for all those people who are now going on a foreign trip. Precautionary doses can be given 90 days after the second dose of Kovid, giving relaxation in the rules to people going on education, bilateral diplomatic delegation, tournaments or foreign business trips.
Precautionary doses of Kovid vaccine for those traveling abroad can now be given at 3 months (90 days) instead of 9 months after the second dose: Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/HABdbDROce
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The Union Health Ministry’s decision to relax the precautionary dosage norms for foreign-bound travelers is based on the recommendations of the National Technical Advisory Group on Vaccination (NTAGI). Let us tell you that on Thursday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a tweet, “Indian citizens and students traveling abroad can now take Precautions Dose as per the guidelines of their destination country. The new facility will soon be available on the Cowin Portal.
Who can get the covid vaccine?
Let us tell you that the advisory group had recommended last week that those who have to travel abroad can take a precautionary dose of covid vaccine according to the destination country before the mandatory gap of nine months.
As per the existing provisions, all people above the age of 18 who have completed nine months of the second dose are eligible for the precautionary dose. Precautionary doses of COVID vaccines were introduced in India on April 10 at private immunization centers for all eligible people over the age of 18.