After the first phase of vaccinations for the healthcare community that began on January 16th, the Government of India announced that the second phase of the vaccination drive will commence on March 1st, across the country. Here are the details on who qualifies, for this round, how to register and the other details of the drive. Make sure you share this with someone you care.
Who is eligible for the vaccine in Round 2?
*All citizens above 60 years of age.
* Those above 45 years of age with associated co-morbidities.
What strength of population do these categories cover?
It is estimated that this category is all set to cover roughly 27 crore people in the Indian population, making it again, one of the biggest vaccination drives in the world.
Is the vaccine free?
The Government has announced that the people can avail the vaccine for FREE at any Government health institution while they have to pay a small fee at a Private institution- the amount is yet to be decided.
How do I register myself for the vaccination drive?
Unlike the first phase, the second phase will have a system of self-registration. You will have to download the Co-win app 2.0, and register for the vaccination drive. For ID proof, it is said that the voter ID card or the Aadhaar would be mandatory.
India has so far approved two vaccines for emergency use – Covishield (developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, and manufactured by the Serum Institute) and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. The Co-Win App is yet to be launched for use by the general public and the details regarding the co-morbidities, pricing at Private centres and the format of the mandatory medical certificate that you would need to self-register is expected to be available shortly.
Stay tuned to this space for more details on the vaccination drive.