For nearly two years now, the world has been reeling under the impact of the dreaded Pandemic Covid-19 . This has affected millions of lives all across the globe. Several vaccines of Covid-19 have already been introduced in the market . After that quite a huge percentage of the world population has already been inoculated. However, the virus is constantly mutating and its various variants are emerging with a new degree of threats to humanity . Thus it is absolutely essential to go for the booster dose in regular intervals. Covid booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine given, when the protection by the original shot/shots,decreases . Typically, you would get a booster after the immunity from the initial dose/doses naturally starts to wane. The booster is designed to help people maintain their level of immunity for longer.
COVID VACCINE BOOSTER DOSE IN INDIA :
From January 10, India has started administering the precautionary dose of the vaccine to healthcare workers, front line workers and those above sixty years with co-morbidities. The centre has already declared that the precautionary Covid-19 vaccine dose ll be the same vaccine as administered previously in the first two doses, i.e. those who have taken two doses of Covaxin will receive the same in the booster dose while those who have received primary two doses of Covishield will receive the same. A person is eligible for the third dose only if thirty-nine weeks have passed after administration of the full vaccination, which is nine months.
HOW TO GET THE BOOSTER DOSE?
Regarding the booster dose, the Indian Government has declared that there is no need to register to get this vaccine. According to the declaration, those who have taken an appointment or walk-in to any Covid-19 vaccination centre can get a dose. However, registering on Cowin can make it easier to get a fixed slot for this booster vaccination dose. It will ensure that you are going in at a fixed time and leaving quickly, which is ideal given the rising number of cases for Covid-19.
STEPS TO REGISTER :
• Open the Cowin.gov.in or go to the Cowin tab in the Arogya Setu App and tap on the vaccination tab.
• Login with the same mobile number, which you have used for previous registration. Remember that up to four people can be registered using the same mobile number on the Cowin portal.
Firstly ,After logging in, you will likely see your name and profile.
However , For those who are fully vaccinated and eligible for precaution dose . The system will show the slots for precaution dose in the Appointment Module.
Tap on the “Precaution dose” tab and then choose appointments.
After that Choose the appointment based on your location, Pin code, etc.
Finally A list of vaccination centres will appear depending on your location. In conclusion Choose your preferred time and date and book an appointment.
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