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December 25, 2021 / 10:55 PM IST

PM Modi's Address Highlights | 'Precaution doses' approved for frontline workers, those above 60 with comorbidities

PM Modi's Address Highlights | The prime minister made two major announcements - vaccine to be administered on kids aged 15-18 from January 3; and booster dose to be given to frontline workers, along those aged above 60 and suffering with comorbidities from January 10.

PM Modi's Address Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country at 9:45 pm on December 25 to make key announcements related to the country's fight against COVID-19. Modi's address, which was announced at an acutely short notice, came amid the renewed threat posed by coronavirus since the detection of Omicron variant. A number of states have imposed night curfews to contain the disease's spread. In metro cities, including Mumbai and Delhi, the COVID-19 count has begun
to climb. Mumbai on December 25 reported 757 cases, the highest since October 6. Delhi reported 249 cases, the highest since June 13.
  • December 25, 2021 / 10:39 PM IST

     PM Modi's Address Highlights | Before making the landmark announcements related to vaccine for kids and booster doses, the prime minister noted that COVID-19 cases caused by the highly contagious Omicron variant are increasing across the world. "We need to be safe and cautious," Modi said, but added that "we must not panic".

  • December 25, 2021 / 10:32 PM IST

    PM Modi's Address Highlights I In another landmark announcement, the prime minister said "precaution doses" will be administered to frontline workers and those aged above 60 with comorbidities from January 10. The precaution doses will be the third dose of authorised COVID-19 vaccines. The same is being widely referred to as booster dose in countries where it has been approved.

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  • December 25, 2021 / 10:29 PM IST

     PM Modi's Address Highlights | Vaccination for kids aged 15 to 18 will begin from January 3, 2022, the prime minister announced in a late night televised address on December 25.

  • December 25, 2021 / 10:28 PM IST

    PM Modi's Address Highlights | "Those with comorbidities and above 60 years of age on the recommendation of their doctors will be eligible for precaution doses from January 10, 2022 onwards," Modi said.

  • December 25, 2021 / 10:09 PM IST

    PM Modi's Address LIVE Updates | Booster shots approved for elderly aged above 60 with comorbidities, healthcare, frontline workers

    'Precaution doses' or booster shots have been approved for the healthcare and frontline workers, as well as those aged above 60 and suffering from comorbidities, the prime minister announced. The administration of precaution doses will begin from January 10.

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  • December 25, 2021 / 10:04 PM IST

    Modi's Address LIVE Updates | Vaccine approved for kids aged 15-18, says PM Modi

    Vaccination for kids aged 15 to 18 will begin from January 3, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. The announcement came shortly News 18, citing sources, said the Bharat Biotech-manufactured Covaxin has received regulatory nod from DCGI for children aged above 12.

  • December 25, 2021 / 09:53 PM IST

    Modi's Address LIVE Updates | States are being equipped with adequate vaccines and testing kits, says PM

    The state governments have been equipped with adequate vaccines and testing kits, the Prime Minister said, adding the cumulative coverage of vaccine doses has crossed 140 crore doses.

  • December 25, 2021 / 09:51 PM IST

    Modi's Address LIVE Updates | Appeal to all to not panic but we safe and careful, says PM

    PM Modi appealed the country to not to panic but remain safe and exercice caution. "We have five lakh oxygen supported beds, 1.4 lakh ICU beds. There are more than 3000 PSA oxygen plants," he said.
     

  • December 25, 2021 / 09:49 PM IST

    Modi's Address LIVE Updates | Country prepared to combat COVID-19, says PM

    The country is prepared to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the prime minister said.

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