The Centre on Friday announced that the precaution dose can now be administered to all those above the age of 18. The vaccination will begin from April 10 at private centres.
Earlier, the government had started these booster shots for those above 60 and healthcare workers.
On-going free vaccination programme through government vaccination centres for first and second dose as well as precaution dose to healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60+ population would continue and would be accelerated, the ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
About 96% of all 15+ population in the country have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose while about 83% of 15+ population has received both the doses.