Indians will be able to take booster doses according to the guidelines of the country they are going to.

The Government of India has relaxed the booster dose rules for Indian citizens and students wishing to travel abroad. Now such Indians who want to go abroad will be able to take precautions according to the guidelines of the country they want to go to. The new facility will be available on the CoWIN portal […]
 


Indians will be able to take booster doses according to the guidelines of the country they are going to.

The Government of India has relaxed the booster dose rules for Indian citizens and students wishing to travel abroad. Now such Indians who want to go abroad will be able to take precautions according to the guidelines of the country they want to go to. The new facility will be available on the CoWIN portal at the earliest, tweeted Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. Indians wishing to go abroad will no longer have to keep a gap of 9 months between the second dose of the vaccine and the booster dose. According to the guidelines of that country, they will be able to take a booster dose 9 months in advance.

The decision was taken as per the recommendation of NTAGI

The decision to relax the precautionary dosage rules for tourists wishing to travel abroad was taken by the health ministry on the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI). Until now, the rule was that everyone over the age of 18 who was eligible for the vaccine could take a booster dose only after a gap of 9 months after the second dose of the vaccine.

Relief given after people’s demand

Repeated calls for relaxation of rules by those traveling abroad with a delegation of Indian officials to attend official meetings, for work or business assignments, for admission to college, or for participation in sports competitions has been done. India started giving booster doses to healthcare and frontline workers and people above 60 years of age from January 10 this year.