As per government guidelines, the ‘precaution dose’ will be given to citizens above 60 years facing comorbidities such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, kidney disease (people on dialysis), those receiving stem cell transplant, cirrhosis, cancer, sickle cell disease and more.
Older adults with highly compromised immune systems also qualify for the shots. Having a weak immune system puts them at a greater risk of contracting the virus and falling severely ill. In the past, most cases of hospitalization and death reigned in vulnerable groups of people.
Apart from that, healthcare and frontline workers are to be prioritized for the booster shots, since they are more prone to be in contact with patients suffering with COVID-19 or the new variants.