The Delhi High Court turned down a request for a directive to the authorities to shorten the time between the second and precautionary doses of the COVID-19 vaccination for front-line workers and senior persons on Friday, stating that it would not intervene in policy concerns. "The High Court will be extremely slow in interfering with expert decisions," stated a bench led by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh. For front-line employees, healthcare workers, and older residents, the interval between the second dose and the precautionary third dose of the vaccine should be reduced from 39 weeks (nine months) to three months, according to a petition filed by Dishank Dhawan. Even though most countries require the booster dose three to four months after the second dose of vaccination is given to front-line and healthcare workers, the government requires a 39-week gap between the second dose and the planned third dose, according to the petition. The 39-week gap is unsupported by any compelling study, and it is also demotivating for current front-line professionals, including healthcare staff, who selflessly expose themselves to the undiscovered virus every day, according to the petition. The petition also asked the government to issue suitable guidance so that front-line workers' immediate families, healthcare workers, and older persons are given precedence while receiving the booster dose. When the court indicated that it was leaning toward dismissing the petition with costs, the petition's attorney announced that he was withdrawing his plea. The government allowed the 3rd “Booster” Dose from January 10th 2022 As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare officials. "
On Cowin, there is no need to register again. The administration had previously stated that the "precautionary" dose would be identical to the first two doses. According to the health ministry, persons over the age of 60 do not need to present a prescription or medical certificate to verify co-morbidity for immunisation. How and Who can take 3rd Dose?
• Those who received two doses of Covishield from Serum Institute of India will receive the same vaccine as those who received the third dosage. This is also true for anyone who received the Covaxin vaccine from Bharat Biotech International Ltd and Sputnik.
• There will be no mixing and matching of vaccines permitted. Another need for receiving the booster dose is a nine-month or 39-week interval between the second vaccine shot and the booster shot. If you meet the requirements, the CO-WIN system will send you a message reminding you to get your booster shot.
• You can book a booster shot appointment through the app or go to any hospital or clinic where the vaccine is administered. Those over 60 with co-morbidities will not be required to submit a certificate or letter from their medical practitioner. Those on poll duty in election-bound states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa have also been designated as frontline workers and will be eligible to receive the booster shot.
• States such as Jammu and Kashmir and Tamil Nadu are planning a door-to-door booster injection campaign to ensure that the greatest number of people are vaccinated.
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