This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they've received or how many months it's been since their last booster.
The lack of vaccine doses had left public vaccination centres high and dry. Only 10 sites conducted the drive in the previous week.
Official data showed that the gradual increase in inoculations started from the past two-three days, mostly driven by the precaution doses.
Older people are put off by potential side effects of Chinese-made vaccines, for which the government hasn't announced results of testing on people in their 60s and older.
Health Ministry not to procure fresh Covid vaccines; surrenders Rs 4,237 crore from vaccination budget
The cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 219.32 crore, according to provisional reports till 7 am on Sunday.
Besides, 35 per cent of the 16.80 crore population aged 60 years and above, healthcare and frontline workers have been administered the precaution dose.
The 45-year-old vendor, Sanjay Rana, is concerned over the complacency which has set in among the public, and says not many of those eligible for the booster shot are coming forward to get the jab.
A criminal case has been registered against the vaccinator, who is said to be a nursing student engaged by the health department to vaccinate the children.
The initiative would be implemented at government Covid-19 vaccination centres for 75 days from July 15 to September 30, 2022, said the order issued to all central government ministries/departments.
Nadda said that India on July 17 crossed the historic 200 crores Covid vaccination mark as a big achievement for the country.
States, UTs asked to hold special Covid vaccination camps; Centre puts emphasis on second, precaution doses for Sputnik V recipients
Being implemented in a 'mission mode', this special Covid vaccination drive is part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
As part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations, free precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be administered to all citizens above the age of 18 at government vaccination centres from July 15.
However, there was no decision on introducing these vaccines in the vaccination programme.
According to officials in the health wing of the Delhi government, people are avoiding getting the precaution dose as they have become careless and relaxed following the fall in cases.
This is a major step toward further increasing the vaccination rate in the capital, after a door-to-door campaign.
According to department data, TN vaccinated 13,83,573 people, of which 2,44,520 received the first dose, 10,30,753 the second dose, and 1,08,300 the booster dose.
The nonagenarian was suffering from high blood pressure and other ailments for a long time, said Dr B S Saitya, the chief medical and health officer (CMHO).
The new guidelines have categorised all government employees working in various departments in the districts, headquarters and state secretariat as frontline workers (FLWs).
Of the estimated 13.75 crore senior citizens in the country, 11.91 crore have been administered both the doses of Covid vaccine till June 3.
The Universal Immunisation Programme is one of the largest vaccination projects in the world aimed at protecting children and pregnant mothers from preventable diseases.