Uday Samant takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Uday Samant takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

India started the third phase of COVID-19 vaccinations on March 1. The Union Health Ministry gave out some information regarding on-site registrations for beneficiaries. 

A statement put out by the Health Ministry on Friday said that on-site registration facilities will be set up for those eligible for the vaccines so that they can simply walk into a vaccination centre, register themselves, and receive the vaccine shot. 

Those eligible to receive the vaccine in the third phase can also get themselves registered in advance using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal set up by the government and via other services operated by the Centre including Aarogya Setu. 

COVID-19 vaccinations across India began on January 16 with priority to healthcare workers and other frontline staff. However, the third phase of vaccinations starting March 1 will be expansive in its scope as it will cover all citizens above the age of 60 and people between the ages of 45 to 59 carrying specified co-morbidities. 

In this third phase, politicians too are getting themselves vaccinated. On March 1 Prime Minister had got himself vaccinated. On the same day, chief of NCP Sharad Pawar had got a jab.

The State Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant on Tuesday, March 2 had got himself inoculated.

Considering the big turnout for the third-phase of vaccinations that began on March 1, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to open all 22 public hospitals across the city starting Tuesday, March 2. Senior citizens and people above the age of 45 with comorbidities will be eligible to get the vaccine at these sites.

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