Sonu Sood urges govt to allow vaccine for 25 and above

Actor Sonu Sood has urged the health ministry to allow those above 25 years to take the jab of the COVID-19 vaccine as maximum cases that are being reported are mostly among the youngsters.

Mumbai: Amid the current vaccination drive in the country, Bollywood star Sonu Sood urged the Ministry of Health to allow people aged 25 and above to take the COVID-19 vaccine as the country is seeing a surge in cases.

In a tweet, he said that the maximum number of COVID-19 cases reported are among the youngsters and the government should lower the age eligibility to receive vaccines to 25 years as kids are getting infected in large numbers.

Sood has been spreading awareness about the vaccine and is the brand ambassador of Sanjeevani – A Shot of Life, whose initiative is to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and raise awareness about the inoculation drive in the country.

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The actor has already received his first dose of vaccination on April 7 and shared it on Twitter while also promoting the CSR drive – Sanjeevani.

Union Health Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan in an interview with PTI stated that the basic aim is to reduce death through vaccination. “The other aim is to protect your healthcare system. And to protect those who are the most vulnerable. The aim is never to administer the vaccine to those who want it but to those who need it,” he said.

At present, anyone above the age of 45 is eligible to take the vaccine shot in India. However, with the rising cases, there has been an increasing demand from people, including opposition parties, to lower the age limit so that as many people can take the jab.

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