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Overseas travellers can now take third jab before 9 months gap

New Delhi : Union Government has deferred the stipulated time gap to receive the precautionary dose of Covid-19 vaccines for individuals travelling abroad. The Centre announced on Thursday that citizens travelling abroad to study and for other purposes can now avail their prevention dose as per the guidelines of the destination country. Such individuals will not have to observe the stipulated nine-month waiting period from the second dose to avail the precaution jab as defined by the Government of India and will be able to take the third dose as required by the guidelines of the destination country. Union Health Minister also informed about the latest rule via Twitter. He also informed that the new facility will be incorporated into the Co-WIN portal soon. “Indian citizens and students travelling overseas can now take the precaution dose as required by the guidelines of the destination country. This new facility will be available soon on the CoWIN portal,” his Twitter post read The Union Health Ministry’s decision to relax the norms about the precaution dose for overseas travellers was based on recommendations by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), sources said. India began administering precaution doses of Covid vaccines to healthcare and frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with comorbidities from January 10 this year. However, the condition of comorbidities was removed in March making all people aged above 60 eligible for the precaution dose

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