Advertisement

Home / India / Haryana govt announces free Covid vaccine booster shots for 18-59 age group

Haryana govt announces free Covid vaccine booster shots for 18-59 age group

There are about 1.2 crore such beneficiaries in state and total cost of about Rs 300 crore will be borne by state from Relief Fund
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
Twitter/@mlkhattar

Our Bureau, PTI   |   Chandigarh   |   Published 25.04.22, 07:15 PM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Monday announced free Covid vaccine booster shots for beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 59 years, according to an official statement.

The eligible people can get the booster shot, which currently costs Rs 250 plus service charges, free of cost at any government hospital or dispensary, the statement said.

Advertisement

It said there are about 1.2 crore such beneficiaries in Haryana and the total cost of about Rs 300 crore on their booster doses will be borne by the state from the Covid Relief Fund.

The chief minister said that in addition to vaccination, adhering to Covid-19 guidelines is the biggest tool in the fight against the pandemic.

In view of the recent surge in cases in a few districts, particularly in Gurugram and Faridabad, Chief Minister Khattar appealed to people to wear masks and ensure strict adherence of Covid-appropriate behaviour like washing hands frequently, according to the statement.



Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
 
 
 
Copyright © 2020 The Telegraph. All rights reserved.