CM Jagan Mohan Reddy wants the interval between second & booster doses reduced from 9 months to 6 months to help frontline warriors.
While all those above 60 are being administered the vaccine in some PHCs, in others, only those who have crossed the age of 60 and are with comorbidities are being vaccinated.
People also resented poor arrangements at some of the centres where the elderly people with comorbidities had to stand in queue for a long time.
Daily positivity rate in Odisha also declined marginally to 6.5 per cent from 6.72 per cent on the previous day due to an increasing number of tests.
The number was expected to increase further as the details were being uploaded to the CoWin portal till late evening.
Elderly persons, frontline workers will also get the precaution dose
Antibody levels rose steadily after two Pfizer shots and a J&J shot, and were at higher levels after four weeks.
Last week, Chile announced that it would start offering a fourth dose in February.
About 75 lakh people, including teenagers in the age group of 15-18, are estimated to be given the booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine in the state in the wake of Omicron threat.
Research shows crossover vaccines are more effective, but no local supportive data; State awaiting directions from the Centre
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address to the nation on Saturday night, announced that a "precaution dose" for healthcare and frontline workers would be administered from January 10.
Rahul Gandhi asserted that the protection of vaccines and booster shots has to be provided to every citizen of the country.
Rahul Gandhi said that going by the current vaccination rate, 42 per cent of the population will be vaccinated by December 2021.
An intranasal vaccine as a booster dose would be easier to administer in mass vaccination campaigns and has the potential to prevent transmission.
A third top-up dose does seem to boost immunity against the new variant, based on an analysis of data from 581 Omicron cases, UKHSA said.