The Union health ministry announced that Covid-19 vaccine booster shots will be available for adults from Sunday (April 10) at private vaccination centres, for a fee.
"All those who are more than 18 years of age and have completed 9 months after the administration of second dose, would be eligible for precaution dose," the ministery said in a statement.
The ministry said so far about 96 per cent of people who are over the age of 15 have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 83 per cent, both the doses.
"More than 2.4 crore precaution doses have also been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60+ population group. Fourty-five per cent of 12 to 14 years age group have also received the first dose. The on-going free vaccination programme through government vaccination centres for first and second dose to the eligible population as well as precaution dose to healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60+ population would continue and would be accelerated," the statement read.