New Delhi: The Union Cabinet allowed administration of coronavirus vaccination for people above 45 years of age from April 1, irrespective of the co-morbidities, on Tuesday.
“I urge all above the age of 45 to register and get themselves vaccinated from April 1. There are enough vaccines available and there should not be any concern on this,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar was quoted as saying while briefing the media on the Cabinet decisions.
Till date, 4.84 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in India. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out for healthcare workers on January 16 and vaccination of frontline workers began on February 2.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination started on March 1 for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specific co-morbid conditions.