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Free Covid booster doses for 18-59 age group from July 15

As per the decision, people in the age group of 18 to 59 years will get free precaution doses of the Covid vaccine at government vaccination centers.

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New Delhi: The Modi government on Wednesday announced to provide free booster doses to all citizens above 18 years of age from July 15, 2022, for the next 75 days.

“India is celebrating 75 years of independence. On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Kaal, it has been decided that from 15th July 2022 till the next 75 days, citizens above 18 years of age will be given Covid booster doses free of cost,” Union Minister Anurag Thakur said.

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As per the decision, people in the age group of 18 to 59 years will get free precaution doses of the Covid vaccine at government vaccination centers.

Meanwhile India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 199.25 crore (1,99,25,57,373) on Wednesday. More than 11 lakh (11,76,456) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm on Wednesday.

Ministry of Health said that the daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late in the evening.

Covid-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on 16 March 2022. So far, more than 3.76 crores (3,76,28,293) of adolescents have been administered the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Similarly, the Covid-19 precaution dose administration for the age group 18-59 years also started from April 10, 2022, onwards.

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