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COVID-19 Vaccination: Old-age homes, RWA buildings turning into vaccination centers for elderly and differently-abled

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

Amid the rise in coronavirus cases in India, the government is taking initiatives to spare the hardship for senior citizens and differently-abled people to reach COVID-19 vaccination centers far from their homes.

COVID-19 vaccine Task Group established by the central government has advised state and UT governments to set up Near Home COVID-19  Vaccination Centres (NHCVC). Further accepting the recommendation of the expert committee, the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) has suggested the state and UT governments open NHCVCs for the targeted population of elderly and differently-abled people.

Here are the criteria for people who can get vaccinated at NHCVC.

  • Senior citizens of age 60 and above will be eligible for vaccination at NHCVCs.
  • Differently-abled people with restricted mobility will be eligible to get vaccinated at NHCVCs set up by the local authorities.
  • Eligible people can avail both first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines at NHCVCs.
  • Barring the population who do not fulfill these criteria will not have the authority to get the benefits of NHCVCs.

Once the location to set up NHCVCs is finalized by the local authorities, these locations will be updated to book on the Cowin platform. Moreover, on-the-spot registration will also be available at all NHCVCs for senior citizens.

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