Covid 19 2nd phase vaccination drive from today: EXPLAINED! Who are eligible, required photo identity, advance self-registration—All you need to Know
The second round of Covid 19 vaccination drive began from today (March 1). In the first phase, healthcare and frontline workers across the country were vaccinated.
The second round of Covid 19 vaccination drive began today (March 1). In the first phase, healthcare and frontline workers across the country were vaccinated. The second phase will cover 10 crore people in a nationwide vaccination drive starting Monday.
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It will cover all citizens above 60 years of age and those within the age bracket of 45 to 59 years with specified co-morbidities.
Vaccinations will be available from March 1 at 10,000 government health centres and around 12,000 private centres.
Those who are eligible for the jab in this phase can self-register on the government's portal, Co-Win.
In the first phase of vaccination drive that started on January 16 covering healthcare and frontline workers, more than 1.30 crore COVID vaccine doses have been administered so far, as per the Union Health Ministry.
Eligibility for vaccination
Around 27 crore people would be vaccinated in the second phase, of whom around 10 crore are over 60.
People above 60 years of age and those over 45 with co-morbidities will be inoculated against the COVID-19 virus. List of what constitutes a co-morbidity will be finalised and released in the next two days.
It may include chronic diseases of the heart, lung, kidney and liver, as well as diabetes, cancer, severe asthma and mental or learning disabilities.
People who come under one of these categories would have to fill a single-page Yes/No form confirming their medical condition, and then get the form signed by a general physician.
All beneficiaries, regardless of the mode of access, must be advised to carry any one of the following photo ID document:
*Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
*The Photo ID card specified at the time of registration in case of online registration (if not Aadhar or EPIC)
*Certificate of co-morbidity for citizens in age group of 45 years to 59 years (signed by a registered medical practitioner)
*Employment certificate/ Official Identity Card – (either but with photo and date of birth) for HCWs and FLWs
How to self-register in advance
The beneficiaries will be able to self-register in advance by downloading the CO-Win 2.0 portal and through other IT Applications such as Arogya Setu etc. This will show the Government and private hospitals serving as COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) with date and time of the available schedules. The beneficiary would be able to choose the CVC of his/her choice and book an appointment for vaccination.
Facility of On-Site registration allows those who cannot self-register in advance to walk into the identified COVID Vaccination Centres and get themselves registered on-site and then vaccinated.
Facilitated Cohort Registration:
Under this mechanism, the State/UT Government will take proactive lead. Specific date(s) for COVID vaccination will be decided where target groups of potential beneficiates will be vaccinated. The State/UT health authorities will ensure that that the target groups are actively mobilised and brought to the vaccination centres. ASHAs, ANMs, Panchayati Raj representatives and Women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs) will be utilized for mobilizing the target groups.
COVID-19 vaccine price
The vaccination will take place at around 10,000 government facilities free of cost. At private hospitals, beneficiaries will have to pay for the vaccination. In privately-run vaccination centres the price of the shot is likely to be capped at around Rs 300. The Centre has estimated that this priority group is approximately around 27 crores.
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