The central government has now announced to make the booster dose (precaution dose) of the corona vaccine free for age group people above 18 years.
After this decision in Rajasthan, more than 5 crore people will benefit. This booster dose will be given free of cost for the next 75 days from July 15. As of now, around 90 percent of people above 18 years have got their both doses of covid vaccination.
At present, people between 18 years to 59 years had to pay a certain amount of money for a booster dose. The government had made booster doses free only to front-line workers, health care workers and people of age group 60 years or more.
According to Dr. Raghuraj Singh, Project Director of Vaccination in Medical Health Department, Rajasthan, “At present, most of the people who are coming to get the vaccination are front-line workers, health care workers and people of age more than 60 years old. After this decision of the government, now people of 18 to 59 years will also get benefits.
Slowing down Vaccination Program
Talking about Rajasthan, as the danger of corona and infection decreased here, so did the fear of the people. Due to this, vaccination has also reduced in the state. Looking at the report of the last 12 days, on an average, only 36 thousand people are reaching the vaccination centers every day in the whole of Rajasthan. Most of them are front-line workers, health care workers and people above 60 years of age who are getting precautionary doses.