India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive: Second phase to start from March 01 for senior citizens and those with co-morbidities

COVID-19 vaccination drive
Second phase of India' s COVID-19 vaccination drive to begin from Monday

The second phase of India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive will start from Monday, March 01 for people above 60 years of age, and for those who are 45 plus with co-morbidities. The government is expected to release a list of qualifying diseases for those with co-morbidities.

The vaccination will be administered at nearly 10,000 government medical centres as well as 20,000 private hospitals. Also Read: Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive; healthcare workers among first to get Pfizer shots

While government centres will offer the vaccine free-of-cost, people will have to pay for their dose at private hospitals. The government, however, will announce a fixed price for the COVID-19 doses, to be administered at private hospitals.

Those eligible to take COVID-19 shots will be able to register under the Aarogya Setu app and book an appointment for vaccination. Once registered, people will be able to walk in to get their doses by showing a government-issued identity card. Also Read: UNICEF signs airfreight agreement with 15 airlines to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines delivery

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