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People above 45 years can take COVID-19 vaccine from April 1

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Rashi Bisaria | March 24, 2021

Coronavirus vaccination: People above 45 years can take COVID-19 vaccine from April 1

Starting from April 1, people above 45 years of age (with/without co-morbidities) will be able to take vaccine against coronavirus, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar informed on Tuesday. He requested people entitled to get themselves registered to take the COVID19 shot.

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Government extends international passenger flights suspension till April 30

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Indian Railways launches drive against smoking; to initiate legal action from March 31

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