by NEWSNER , 2021-02-27 18:16:43
As India gears up to vaccinate people above 60 years aged and people over 45 years with comorbidities against Covid-19 from 1 March, the union health ministry on Friday said the power of on-site registrations are going to be available, so that eligible beneficiaries can walk into identified vaccination centres, get themselves registered and obtain inoculated.
The beneficiaries are going to be ready to self-register beforehand by downloading the Co-WIN 2.0 portal and thru other IT applications like Arogya Setu, which can list the govt and personal hospitals serving as Covid-19 vaccination centres (CVC) with the date and time of the available schedules.
All beneficiaries, no matter the mode of access, will need to carry anybody of the subsequent photo ID document – Aadhar card, electoral photo card (EPIC), photo ID card specified at the time of registration just in case of online registration (if not Aadhar or EPIC), certificate of comorbidity for citizens within the age bracket of 45 years to 59 years (signed by a registered medical practitioner), employment certificate/ official card (either but with photo and date of birth) for HCWs and FLWs.
The beneficiary would be ready to choose the CVC of his/her choice and book a meeting for immunization, the ministry said.
Vaccination is going to be freed from charge at government vaccination centres. Those taking the Covid vaccine at any designated/empanelled private clinic will need to pay a pre-fixed charge, it said.
The Centre shared this information with the health secretaries and MDs (National Health Mission) of states and UTs during a high-level meeting which was chaired by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, alongside Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (Co-WIN) chairperson Dr RS Sharma, who is additionally a member of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration of Covid-19 (NEGVAC) on the vaccination of age-appropriate groups through a videoconference.