All Indian Citizens Above 45 Years Can Get Covid-19 Vaccine From This Date; 4.8 Cr Indians Vaccinated As Of Now
As we all are aware, the vaccination for the deadly COVID-19 disease has been introduced for Indians. However, till now, it was limited for only a specific community – the vaccination was to be extended to all citizens over the age of 60 years, along with the citizens falling under the age bracket of 45-59 years with comorbidities, starting March 1.
And now, the Government has announced a good news, the vaccination will now be available for people that are 45 years and older.
When should you register for the vaccination? Read on to find out all the details!
People Above 45 Years Of Age Now Eligible For Vaccination: Union Minister
The cabinet has announced that the vaccination will now be made available to those who are aged 45 and above; this comes at a time when the number of people being infected by the Chinese virus is increasing at an alarming rate.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar confirmed the same, and has appealed to all the citizens above 45 years of age to get vaccinated.
The registration for the vaccination for those above 45 years of age starts on April 1.
Mr. Javadekar has stated, “This decision has been taken by cabinet on the basis of the advice of the coronavirus Task Force and experts.”
No Shortage Of COVID-19 Vaccinations; Free Vaccination at Govt Centres
He has also assured that there is no shortage of COVID-19 vaccinations and an additional quantity of the vaccination is on the way. Up until now, 4.85 crore people are the ones to have received at least the first dose of vaccination, whereas, 80 lakh people have received the second dose as well.
As we all know, the Covid-19 vaccination centers will offer free vaccination for everyone, with the government bearing the full cost.
Also, private hospitals can charge Rs 250 for a single dose of the vaccine. Maharashtra Health Minister Dr. Pradeep Vyas has explained that the private hospitals acting like Covid 19 vaccination centers will recover Rs 100 as a service charge. The remaining Rs 150 is the cost of a single dose of vaccine.
For a step-by-step process to get registered for the vaccinations, go here.