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COVID vaccines

India begins rolling out booster doses for vulnerable people

Move comes amid alarming rise in daily COVID cases

School girls receive COVID-19 jabs during a vaccination drive for children aged 15-18 in Ahmedabad, India, Jan. 4.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India on Monday launched booster COVID-19 shots for health care and frontline workers such as doctors and police, as well as elderly people who suffer from chronic ailments like diabetes, as it battles a renewed surge in cases amid the rapid spread of the omicron variant.

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