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COVID vaccination to begin from March 1 for those above 60 yrs, below 45 yrs & suffering from serious ailments

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The state will begin vaccinating those over 60 years of age and below 45 years but suffering from serious ailments in the third phase of the vaccination programme. The vaccination programme has so far covered health care workers (corona warriors) and frontline workers.

Health Minister Nitin Patel in a press conference said that the vaccination for COVID warriors has ended in the state. The second phase covering frontline workers is also underway. From March 1 onwards those above 60 years of age and those below 45 years but suffering from serious ailments will be covered as part of the third phase.

The vaccination will be free for senior citizens in government hospitals. In private hospitals, a processing fee of Rs100 and the price decided for the vaccine will have to be paid. The payment will have to be made online. Vaccine beneficiaries will be listed in the COWIN application and initially, vaccination will be provided at 500 vaccination centres.

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A beneficiary can register for vaccination in two ways. The first one is through mobile on which maximum for people can register with one number. Aadhar card, voting card, passport, licence, and pan card are some of the documents that will be accepted as proof for registration.

An onsite (physical) registration facility has also been made available for those who wish to opt for the same. If a person chooses to get vaccinated in private vaccination centres, they will have to pay a Rs100 processing fee and the cost of the vaccine. The cost of the vaccine will be declared by the Centre. Online certificates will also be issued for those who get vaccinated.

Gujarat has seen a surge in COVID cases after the elections in the six municipal corporations in the state.

 

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