Union Minister Prakash Javadekar during a press conference in New Delhi announced that the Centre has decided to open up its vaccination drive for all above the age of 45. “After April 1, anyone who is over 45 years will get the vaccination,” he said in his statement.
Till now all those above the age of 60 and those above 45 having underlying any of enlisted diseases mentioned by the government were vaccinated besides the frontline workers.
But with the latest development now people above the age of 45 do not need any comorbidity certificate to get them vaccinated, said Javadekar.
He also urged everyone who are eligible to register and get vaccinated as there is no shortage of vaccine in India.
India has so far vaccinated total 4.85 crore people in the country. “In the last 24 hours, 32.54 people got vaccines. In February daily average was around 3.50 lakh every day, but in March, the daily average [of vaccination] has reached around 15 lakh,” said the Union minister.
Speaking on the recent spikes in the daily cases the minister said, the government is keeping a track of rising Covid-19 cases in various parts of the country and is also in continue contact with the states having the highest number of daily spikes. “States are taking their call as per their past experience,” said Prakash Javadekar.