Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday issued guidelines for Covid-19 jabs to the targeted populations including healthcare workers, frontline workers, children aged from 15 to 18 and those aged 60 and above with comorbidities, beginning from Jan. 3.
The department of health issued the guidelines and advised district and joint Collectors, district medical and health officers and district immunisation officers to ensure all the targeted population got the Covid-19 jab.
With regard to Covid-19 vaccination for the children in the age group of 15-18, Covaxin will be given from January 3. The children born in 2007 or before are eligible to take the jab and they can register on Cowin to have it from January 1.
Healthcare workers and frontline workers who have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be given another (booster) dose from January 10. Those who completed nine months or 39 weeks from the date of administration of the second dose are prioritised for the booster dose.
All persons aged 60 and above with comorbidities, who have received two doses, will get the booster dose from January 10. Those who completed nine months or 39 weeks after the second dose will be prioritised. Those aged 60 and above with comorbidities need not produce or submit any certificate from a doctor while they go for the booster dose.
However, they are advised to take advice from the doctor before taking the booster dose.
All citizens irrespective of their income status are enticed to free Covid-19 vaccination at government vaccination centres. All healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with comorbidities would get vaccination through their existing Co-WIN account.
Personnel deployed on election duty in poll-bound states will also be given the jab.
Healthcare workers and frontline workers who had registered on the Cowin system as citizens and are aged less than 60 must produce their employment certificate in prescribed format to get the booster dose and this facility will only be available at government vaccination centres in on-site mode, the government has made clear....