Omicron, is a variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is responsible for causing COVID-19. The Omicron variant has a higher number of mutations in its spike protein compared to earlier variants, thereby increasing its spread and transmissibility. Unlike earlier variants like delta that affected the lungs, omicron and its sub variants tend to cause more upper respiratory symptoms includes runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat and fatigue among others. Some people who have been infected with the Omicron variant can experience long-term effects from their infection, known as Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions (PCC).
Getting an Omicron-specific booster vaccination is the best way to prevent Omicron infection.
As of Sep 2023, Omicron booster vaccination is not approved for children in India. For latest information, please refer to the guidelines by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
As of Sep 2023, a single dose of Omicron booster vaccination is recommended after 4 months of completion of the primary vaccination series with either Covishield or Covaxin. For latest information, please refer to the guidelines by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
It’s never too late to get vaccinated.
Adults who have missed taking the Omicron booster dose, can still take the vaccination at your nearest CVC (COVID-19 vaccination centre).
The cost of Omicron booster vaccination depends on applicable taxes and the vaccination service provider. On an average, the cost of Omicron booster vaccination is Rs 2300 for each dose. It's best to check with your vaccination provider to get an accurate and updated estimate of the cost.
Vaccination at home offers a convenient, accessible and safe way to protect you from Omicron infection. It allows individuals to receive the vaccine in a familiar environment, reducing potential anxiety or discomfort associated with visiting a clinic. Home vaccination not only saves time and effort, it also minimizes exposure to potential infections in crowded healthcare settings. INVC vaccine experts can help you with availability and scheduling of Omicron booster vaccine at home in India.
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