About Booster Dose
The majority of COVID vaccinations are given in two doses, with a few exceptions. A booster shot is given after the protection offered by the original shot has begun to wane over time, allowing people to maintain their degree of immunity for a longer period of time. A third booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine protects against symptomatic infection by the Omicron form by 70-75%. A booster dose will ensure that the protection provided by the first dose is considerably stronger and lasts longer, which should help prevent the virus from spreading. It protects you from COVID-19 and getting seriously affected by it.
Who can get a COVID-19 booster dose?
People with immune deficiencies who have attained the age of 12 and have been fully vaccinated can receive the third booster dose of the Corona virus vaccine.
- Persons who work and live in nursing homes
- Health and social care personnel on the front lines
- People aged 16 and above who have a medical condition that puts them at high risk of being critically ill due to COVID-19
- People aged 16 and above who cohabit with someone who is at higher risk of infection
- Undergoing active anti-cancer therapy,
- Immunosuppressive medications or biological therapies are used following organ transplants.
- Having primary immunodeficiency disorders that are moderate or severe
- Currently on heavy doses of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive medications,
- Dialysis for renal failure is a long-term procedure
How to get your COVID-19 Booster Dose?
If you're eligible, a booster dose will be administered at least three months after your second dose. Mostly, people can:
- Book vaccination appointment online, or
- Directly walk-in to the Vaccination centre