Fully vaccinated elderly people can step out of house, says Health Ministry

But they need to avoid crowded places, and required to continue taking precautions like wearing masks

The Union health ministry has said that elderly people without comorbidities, who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, can step out of house and lead their normal lives.


But they need to avoid crowded places, and required to continue taking precautions like wearing masks. The Niti Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said during a press conference on Tuesday.


“They can go for walks outdoors too but not to crowded places...still they would need to take precautions,” as stated by him.


In an achievement India had administered over 8.8 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in a single day on June 21. Nearly 64 per cent of the vaccine doses were administered in rural areas.


Paul said that this was achieved due to "synchronised, well-orchestrated, converged approach" between the Centre and the state governments for the feat thr remaining eight days of June are part of that collaborative planning."


Madhya Pradesh administered maximum number of doses on June 21, followed by Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Assam. Around 92 per cent of the vaccination was obtained in government Covid vaccination centres (CVC) and 7.80 per cent at private CVCs.


Meanwhile, India's administered more than 4.8 million vaccine doses as per the report on June 22, according to the Union health ministry report.


Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have administered more than one million beneficiaries of 18-44 years for the first dose of vaccine, the health ministry said.

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