As per the directives of the Central and State governments, all citizens above 18 years of age will get a booster dose of Covid vacine free of cost from Friday.
Municipal commissioner and administrator Radhakrishnan B informed that the eligible citizens will be given the dose by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).
The booster dose can be taken six months after taking the second dose of the vaccine. Earlier this period was 9 months. It has been reduced to 6 months now. The vaccine will be given from 9 am to 4 pm.
The free booster dose campaign that will begin on Friday, would conclude on September 30. People in the age group of 18 to 59 will benefit from this campaign. Vaccines will be – available at NMC and gov ernment centres.
Covishield will be available at all centres from Monday to Saturday. Also, 3 children aged 12 to 14 years will be given the Corbevax vaccine on Saturday. Covaxin will be available at 8 centers from Monday to Friday. However, at Government 7 Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital and Research Centre, Covaxin will be available from Monday to Saturday.