Covid 19 vaccination: Modi government to vaccinate foreign nationals residing in India; THIS document required for CoWIN registration
In a landmark initiative, the Modi government has made the foreign nationals residing in India, eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. They will need to present their foreign passport for CoWIN registration.
COVID-19 Vaccination for Foreigners in India: The Modi government has taken a major step in order to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In a major initiative, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has made the foreign nationals, residing in India, eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. They will have to present foreign passport as a document of identity for registration on CoWIN.
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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has also tweeted about this initiative from his official Twitter handle. He tweeted, "Together We Fight, Together We Win. Govt has now allowed foreign nationals residing in India to register on CoWin portal and take #COVID19 vaccine. This will ensure overall safety from the transmission of the virus."
Together We Fight, Together We Win
Govt has now allowed foreign nationals residing in India to register on CoWin portal and take #COVID19 vaccine.
This will ensure overall safety from the transmission of the virus.
— Office of Mansukh Mandaviya (@OfficeOf_MM) August 9, 2021
Foreign nationals willing to get vaccinated in India must note that they will have to register themselves by logging in to the CoWIN portal at cowin.gov.in. They can also download the Aarogya Setu App and login to CoWIN using the app. The foreign nationals must note that they can use their passport as identity document for the purpose of registration on CoWIN portal. Once they are registered on this portal, they will get a slot for vaccination.
It has to be noted that the National Vaccination Programme was implemented across the country from January 16, 2021. The vaccination programme in its current phase covers all citizens aged 18 years and above. As per the data from the MoHFW, as on August 9, 2021, India has administered more than 51 crore vaccine doses across the country.
As per the release from the MoHFW, a significant number of foreign nationals are living in India, especially in large metropolitan areas. In these areas, the potential of spread of COVID-19 is high due to higher population density. In order to counter any possibility of such occurrence, it is important to vaccinate all eligible persons.
This initiative by the Modi government will ensure the safety of foreign nationals residing in India. It will also bring down the possibilities of further transfer of infection from unvaccinated persons residing in India. It will also ensure overall safety from further transmission of COVID-19 virus.
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