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Centre relaxes precaution dose norms for those going abroad

Centre relaxes precaution dose norms for those going abroad

To allow people to take a booster dose or precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccine as per the regulations of the country to which they are going, the central government relaxed norms for them.

The government recommended a precaution dose for all adult citizens in the country. It started administering the vaccine doses in April.

The Centre recommended a time interval of nine months for people to get a booster dose and made the time gap mandatory.

As per these guidelines, an interval of nine months is essential between the second dose and the booster dose of the COVID vaccine.


All citizens above 18 years should complete nine months after the second dose of the COVID vaccine to take a booster dose.

Many students and others travelling abroad for employment, business and other work requested the government to relax the nine-month gap for taking the precaution dose.

They also requested to allow them to take the booster dose as per the norms of the destination country.

So, the government relaxed norms for precaution doses of the COVID vaccine, due to which people going abroad need not follow the mandatory gap of nine months.

These new norms allow Indians travelling to other countries to take jabs as per the norms laid down by the destination countries.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced it on Twitter. He said that the facility would be available on the CoWIN portal soon.

The government took this decision as per the recommendations made by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI).

The NTAGI recommended the government allow overseas travellers to take the booster dose or precaution dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as per the norms of the country to which they travel.

Different countries have different norms for a booster dose. As a result, overseas travellers were troubled by the mandatory gap prescribed by the government for taking a booster dose of the COVID vaccine. As the government relaxed norms, it would help all these people.

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