Lucknow: The Centre has now announced that now people above 45 years of age can take the COVID-19 vaccine from April 1.
Elaborating on the plan Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar said, “It has been decided that from April 1, the COVID-19 vaccine will open for everybody above 45 years of age. We request that all eligible should immediately register and get vaccinated.”
Javadekar has also approved the decision of increasing the time gap between two doses of Covishield.
Javadekar stated, “As per the advice by scientists and world scientist bodies, the second dose can be administered between 4th and 8th week, especially Covishield.”
The government has also urged people to maintain social distancing and wear masks besides following COVID-19 safety protocols. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting.
Over 4.8 crore vaccine doses have been administered through 7,84,612 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Tuesday. It is noteworthy that India also recorded the highest single-day vaccination on Monday.
The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry informed that India recorded 40,715 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. Six states namely Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu account for 80.90 per cent of the new cases.
India has also recorded more than 1.11 crore recoveries.