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India considers opening Covid-19 boosters to all adults, says report

India's total infections now stand at more than 43 million, with 516,510 deaths.

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The government is debating whether to provide boosters to everyone above 60 for free

Reuters New Delhi
India is considering making all adults eligible for booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Monday, as infections grow in some countries and some Indians find it hard to travel abroad without a third dose.

Only frontline workers and those older than 60 are currently allowed to take booster doses in India, whether free in government centres or paid for in private hospitals.

The government is debating whether to provide boosters to other groups for free, said one of the sources, who both sought anonymity as the government has yet to make a decision.

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First Published: Mar 22 2022 | 12:24 AM IST

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