Booster Dose: Know why it is to necessary to get a booster dose of covid vaccine ,must read
From today, such people will be given a booster shot who have taken both the doses of the vaccine. Currently, this vaccine is for people over 60 who are suffering from comorbid conditions, along with health care and frontline workers will also be given booster shots.
Let us tell you that the government has made it clear that there should be a gap of 9 months between the booster dose and the second dose. That is, those people who have got the second dose before April 2020, only those people will be eligible for the booster dose. The Union Home Ministry has also clarified that you will not need a fresh registration to get the booster shot. You can also get the vaccine directly by visiting the center. For better information on this subject, we spoke to Dr Seema Yadav, MD Physician, Care Institute of Life Sciences, Lucknow.
Why is it necessary to have a booster dose? (Importance of booster dose)
Based on the research, experts say that the booster dose increases the level of antibodies. After the booster dose is applied, the immunity will become stronger than before. This does not mean that you will not be at risk of covid, but a booster dose is necessary to protect against new variants of covid like Delta or Omicron. The increasing cases of Omicron have increased the number of cases.
1. Who will get the booster shot? (Who will get booster dose)
At present, such health care workers or frontline workers are being vaccinated who have taken both the doses of the Kovid vaccine. A booster shot will be given to such people by showing them the certificate. Along with this, a booster dose will also be given to sick (comorbid) elderly people above 60 years of age. Home Department (Police, Jail and Disaster Management), Urban Administration Department, Panchayat Department, Frontline Workers of Revenue Department and Health Care Workers of Health or ICDS Department will be eligible citizens for booster dose. Let us tell you that health care or families of frontline workers will not be involved in vaccination.
2. Which vaccine booster shot will be given? (Type of vaccine and booster dose)
You will be given a booster shot of the same vaccine of which you have taken both doses. For example, suppose you have applied both doses of Coveshield earlier, then you will be given a booster shot of Coveshield only. The Health Department has not given permission to mix the dosage. Only those people who have administered the second dose before April 2020 will be eligible for a booster dose.
3. After how many days after the second dose will the booster shot be taken?
The booster dose will be applied only after 39 weeks i.e. 9 months after the second dose. The person who is eligible for booster dose will receive a message on his/her registered mobile number from the Cowin portal.
4. Elderly suffering from which serious diseases will get booster dose? (Comorbidities)
Serious diseases include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stem cell transplant recipient, cancer, sickle cell disease, etc. The booster dose will be given only to the elderly who are above 60 years of age.
5. Is it Safe to Get a Booster Shot After Covaxin? (Is it safe to take booster shot after covaxin)
According to Bharat Biotech, the company that makes Covaxin, recent tests have indicated that it is safe to take a booster shot after getting Covaxin. Currently in the country. Bharat Biotech says that the booster BBV152 vaccination can be taken after taking both shots of Covaxin.
6. Nasal Vaccine Approved to Provide a Booster Dose
The Nasal Vaccine made by Bharat Biotech has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). It will be used in booster dose. This vaccine will be given through the nose, hence it is called nasal vaccine. According to Bharat Biotech, if people who have had two doses are given a nasal vaccine in a booster shot, then it can prove to be a good option. Although the nasal vaccine has only been approved so far, the committee can give a decision soon on when it will be implemented.
7. Registration of booster shot can be done at the center (On site registration for booster dose)
Yes. You can also register for a booster shot by visiting a vaccination center. The registration is being done both online and on site. You can also get a booster shot by visiting the vaccination center directly. According to experts, elderly people with serious illnesses should consult their doctor for getting the booster shot, although a doctor's prescription is not required to get the vaccine.
With the increase in the cases of Covid, it is important that you follow the rules of Kovid and get the vaccine, if for any reason you fall prey to Covid, then do not panic, keep in touch with the doctor, follow the medicine and the right diet and routine.