India begins booster shots as Covid-19 cases surge.

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India has begun giving booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to priority groups amid a surge in infections. Health and frontline workers and people above 60 years old with comorbidities are currently eligible to take the jab. The drive began as India battles a spike in Covid cases fuelled by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Early studies from other countries have suggested that a booster vaccine may provide more protection against Omicron.

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