"The facility to get an appointment online for the precautionary dose was opened on Saturday on the COWIN system, and it is always better to opt for it to avoid any sort of inconveniences later on," an official said.
"The walk-in option is always there." "The eligible beneficiaries need not register again on the COWIN platform for their third dose," the official said, requesting anonymity. “They can simply book a slot of their third dose." The central government has already issued detailed guidelines to all states and Union Territories, and conducted several meetings on how to implement the process smoothly.
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The shelf life of vaccines
How long does a vaccine stay potent? This depends on stability tests, and can be extended based on data, as has happened with Covishield and Covaxin. What data are analysed, and how is shelf life determined?
Expect a slow but steady start to teen vaccination
Day1 to see a few hundred shots administered at each site
Experts to get cracking, now
To decide which vaccine is to be given to kids; which vaccine will be the booster dose; and what will be the gap between the last dose and the 'precautionary shot for elderly