Tamilnadu begins administering ‘Precaution dose’

Tamilnadu begins administering Covid-19 vaccine ‘Precaution dose’ to frontline workers and senior citizens above 60 years of age with co-morbidities.

The state health department has estimated that 35 lakh healthcare and frontline workers, senior citizens (aged 60 or above) with comorbidities, who got both their vaccine doses before April 14 last year, are eligible to get the booster shot at their nearby health centres.

Among them, nearly 15 lakh people are estimated to be residents of Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) limits. The list of 140 Upgraded Primary Health Centres (UPHCs), where the civic body will be giving the vaccines, can be accessed at the civic body’s official website https://chennaicorporation.gov.in/gcc/.
Health Minister Ma Subramanian said more than 8.8 crore vaccine doses had been administered in Tamil Nadu so far. In Chennai, around 91 per cent and 71 per cent had taken their first and second doses respectively.