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The second phase of the world's largest vaccination drive will start on Monday Anybody above 60 years, and 45 years plus with co-morbidities will be given vaccines in government and also private hospitals. The government has announced that people over 60 years and those above 45 with comorbidities can get coronavirus vaccine from 1 March. The vaccine will be offered free of cost at government facilities and for a charge at many private hospitals, the Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided on Wednesday.
The Indian government will pay for them.
The government will purchase the necessary doses and will send them to all the states. The list of what constitutes a co-morbidity will be finalised and released soon. And the amount that has to be paid in case one opts for private hospitals will also be decided in the next three-four days. The health ministry is in discussions with manufacturers as well as hospitals regarding the same. At vaccination sites, those seeking a dose will need to prove their identity by showing a government-issued identity card. The government had earlier said that it would use CoWin Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network mobile app to help people register for their inoculation and locate the nearest vaccination centres.
The app is currently restricted to government employees and users. Once the app is available to the public, users will be able to register themselves with details of the documents required. India launched the coronavirus vaccination campaign on January 16, and in the period since, the cumulative of Covid vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has crossed 1.
Meanwhile, with 13, new infections, India's Covid count has gone up to 1,10,30, while recoveries are at 1,07,26, according to official data released on Wednesday. There are 1,46, active coronavirus cases in the country, which comprises 1. Never miss a story! Stay connected and informed with Mint. Download our App Now!!
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