On Tuesday, March 23, while briefing media on the cabinet decisions taken by the central government today, the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that all the people above 45 years of age can be vaccinated from April 1, 2020.
As quoted by the news agency ANI, the Union Minister said, “It has been decided that from 1st April, the vaccine will open for everybody above 45 years of age. We request that all eligible should immediately register and get vaccinated #COVID19″.
It has been decided that from 1st April, the vaccine will open for everybody above 45 years of age. We request that all eligible should immediately register and get vaccinated: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/RWoTORzYnW
— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2021
Javadekar further said, “As per the advice by scientists & world scientist bodies, 2nd dose can be administered b/w 4th & 8th week, particularly for COVISHIELD. We appeal that all above 45 should take vaccine as early as possible that will provide them shield against Corona”.
Talking about the vaccination drive, India has recorded highest single day vaccination, as more than 32.53 lakh doses given in the last 24 hours.
While 14 States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are J&K (UT), Goa, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, D&D & D&N, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, A&N Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland.