Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine at AIIMS in Delhi on Monday, marking India has flagged off the second phase of the Covid vaccination drive. After vaccinating 1.43 crore healthcare and front-line employees, the priority group can now register and receive coronavirus vaccination from March 1.
The second phase of the Covid-19 immunization program is expected to cover more than 100 million people across all states and is suitable for people over 60 years of age and over 45 with concurrent diseases. There are currently three registration modes. Facilitated cohort, self-registration, and on-site registration.
The government has notified all states on Sunday about all operational guidelines for mass vaccination campaigns. The center has informed the states that although Covaxin and Covishield will be provided to all private and government health facilities at the same time, the type of vaccine will not be disclosed to the beneficiaries during the appointment.
Guidelines for registration and vaccination
- Citizens will be able to book vaccine doses through www.cowin.gov.in and the Aarogya Setu app.
- The vaccine dose will be administered between 9 am and 3 pm. It is possible to reserve a seat once within this time frame, but it depends on the situation and availability.
- The beneficiary should bring photo identification proof documents, such as an Electoral Photo Identity card, Aadhar card, ID proof specified during online registration, and certificate of co-morbidity for the age group between 45 and 59 years.
- After the beneficiary receives the first dose, a temporary QR-based certificate will be issued twice. You can also take out a printed copy of the certificate from the vaccine center.
- One mobile phone number can be used to register up to four beneficiaries.
- The second dose will be scheduled on the 29th day of the first dose. The beneficiary can also arrange for their second medication between the 29th and 42nd day of getting the first medication.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, approximately 10,000 private hospitals under the Ayurman Bharat program and 600 private hospitals under the central government’s health scheme will be used as vaccination centers. The guidelines believe that the total vaccination time of a cycle should not exceed the target number of doses.
The state government must also mobilize the weaker sectors, those who cannot use digital devices for vaccinations.
Although the government agency provides free Covid vaccination, the center has capped the cost of each injection in private hospitals to 250 rupees.
In addition to this, PM Modi arrived at AIIM early in the morning wearing a red gamcha, where he was given the first dose of Covaxin by Puducherry’s P Niveda sister.
Prime Minister Modi took his first coronavirus vaccine on March 1. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first Covaxin vaccine and praised the researchers of Bharat Biotech for quickly bringing the covid-19 vaccine to the market, the vaccine manufacturer expressed its gratitude in the afternoon.
Humbled and inspired by the PM’s outstanding commitment to establish Atmanirbhar Bharat: Yes, we will all fight coronavirus illness together and emerge victoriously, Bharat Biotech tweeted.
PM Modi arrived at AIIM early in the morning, and sister P Niveda from Puducherry gave him the first dose of Covaxin. He also urged his citizens to participate in voluntary mass vaccination campaigns.
Pm Modi belongs to the second-stage vaccination standard, which will immunize people over 60 years old and patients with comorbidities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first to take a Covid shot yesterday.
The Prime Minister’s vaccination at the AIIMS Hospital in Delhi carries symbols from the states, which will be voted on later this month-he is dressed in a scarf from Assam, and nurses from Puducherry and Kerala- P Niveda and Rosamma Anil were administered the shot.
I took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how can our doctors and scientists work quickly to strengthen the global fight against coronavirus illness. I appeal to all those who are eligible to be vaccinated. Let us be together and make India COVID-19 free-PM Modi tweeted.
According to the main nurse P Niveda, PM Modi chatted with them after receiving the vaccine and commented: Laga bhi diya aur pata bhi nahin chala (It’s done? I didn’t even feel it)
P Niveda has been working at AIIMS for three years. She said that this morning she knew that the Prime Minister was coming to vaccinate. I was posted in the Vaccine Center. I was called. We found that Mr. Prime Minister is coming today.
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, there are 15,510 active Covid cases in India, but Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jammu, and Kashmir these eight states including West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh are concerned about this. In the past two weeks, daily cases have been on the rise.