Why PM Narendra Modi Termed Third Shot Precaution Dose and Not Booster in Covid Address to Nation


New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a “precautionary dose” for health care and frontline workers as well as seniors undergoing treatment for other diseases and vaccinations for adolescents aged 15-18 will bolster people’s confidence and help in any Will stop any kind of panic. Government sources gave this information on Saturday.

After Bharat Biotech was granted emergency use approval to give Covaxin to children aged 12 to 18 years, a government source said, “While getting the vaccine to youth in the age group of 15-18 years, it will also help in education.” In fact, with the opening of schools and colleges, there was a demand to start vaccination of children.

In other countries the third dose is called a ‘booster dose’.
A source said India took a different route, with the prime minister announcing a “precautionary dose” for frontline workers, healthcare workers and senior citizens with other illnesses. The PM did not call it a “booster dose” as the third dose is called across the world. All these people got their second dose of the vaccine about 5-6 months ago and there were concerns that their immunity has decreased in view of the gap.

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The source said, “This will strengthen the confidence of healthcare and frontline workers. The PM has also cautioned the public on Omicron, telling them that there is no need to panic, but they should follow all precautions.

‘Trying to ease people’s anxiety’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address explained to the people the nature of infrastructure in terms of existing hospital beds and oxygen plants in the country and also apprised them of the healthcare infrastructure, aimed at helping Omicron outbreak in India. The concerns of some people are to be eased, as is the case globally.

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