Nagpur: As the third dose of covid, officially called the precautionary dose, From Monday, healthcare was made available to frontline workers and senior citizens (above 60 years), 2,076 (elderly 1,264, health workers 702 and frontline workers 110) have taken the booster. There is a lot of traffic jam in the city on the day of the inauguration. Most of them have taken Covaxin.
In the next two weeks itself, this number is going to increase as more people will become eligible. For people above 60, there should be a gap of 9 months or 39 weeks from the date of taking the second dose of covid.
The vaccination of covid for senior citizens started on the date of March 1 last year. Initially, there was a gap of 28 days between the first and second doses of covid. After this, it has been increased to about 90 days for Covishield. As a result, some people who took their first dose of covid in the first week of March 2021 have had to postpone their second dose till May. His turn for the third dose will come towards the end of January or February 2022.
Guardian Minister Nitin Raut including Politicians have taken a booster dose of covid and appealed to all eligible senior citizens to take the third dose very soon.
Covid Vaccination Centers
He is happy that a booster dose of covid is currently available in Nagpur. They have no shortage of vaccines. Slots are also available online. This process is very simple. Because of this, they appeal to the people to get vaccinated, Nitin said.
Vice President, MMC, Dr Vinky Rughwani was one of the early bird doctors to have received a booster dose of Covid. Health and medical workers understand very well the importance of the third dose, But his appeal will be especially for senior citizens. They must come forward for the booster. This will ensure their safety even further in the third wave.
In GMCH, about 188 elderly people have taken the third dose of covid. Maximum 288 have taken booster shots at the Diagnostic Center of the palace.
Some senior citizens used to visit Covid vaccination centers just to know when they would be eligible for a booster.
Manohar Diwan of Laxmi Nagar has said that he got infected in the second wave in April 2021, soon after taking his first dose of covid. they got better, But as per the covid guidelines, he was asked to delay the second dose of covid till the month of July. Now they will be eligible only in April 2022. The officials have made it very clear to him today.