Health Minister Ma Subramanian launched a drive to administer Corbevax booster doses to recipients aged 18 years and above in Tamil Nadu on Friday.
Dr Sudhakar warns hospitals against denying treatment to Covid patients
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.
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.
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.
Rising breakthrough infections and the fear of post-Covid complications have made the healthcare community anxious, to an extent, about getting infected again as the antibody level wanes.