Coronavirus booster shots For All Adults From Sunday

Coronavirus booster shots will be available to all adults from Sunday at private vaccination centres

Those above 18 years of age will have to pay for their Covid booster shot unless they are above 60, healthcare workers or frontline staff.

Ongoing free vaccination programme through government vaccination centres for first and second dose would continue as earlier

About 96 per cent of the 15 and above population in the country have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose while about 83 per cent of has received both doses

The decision to open up the booster to all adults comes as infections grow in many countries and some Indians find it hard to travel abroad without a third dose.

Countries such as Israel, for example, do not consider vaccination complete in the absence of booster doses.

Despite concerns over new mutations of the coronavirus, including the XE variant, Infections in India have fallen to their lowest

India's total infections now stand at more than 4.3 crore, with 5.21 lakh deaths