COVID vaccination from tomorrow: Know the documents to carry

Bhubaneswar: The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched on 16th January, 2021. This will be exponentially expanded to the following age-groups from 1st March, 2021:

i) all citizens above 60 years of age, and

ii) those within the age bracket of 45 to 59 years with specified comorbidities.

All beneficiaries, regardless of the mode of access, have been advised to carry any one of the following photo ID documents:

  • Aadhar Card.
  • Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC).
  • The Photo ID card specified at the time of registration in case of online registration (if not Aadhar or EPIC).
  • Certificate of comorbidity for citizens in age group of 45 years to 59 years (signed by a registered medical practitioner).
  • Employment certificate/ Official Identity Card – (either but with photo and date of birth) for Healthcare Workers and Frontline Workers.

Vaccination will be free of charge at the Government Vaccination Centres.

The Union Government has fixed the price of vaccines at Rs 250 for a dose which would be available at private hospitals. The cost break-up is Rs 150 for a dose plus Rs 100 as a service charge which the private facilities can charge from the beneficiaries.

Also read- Odisha: COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Administered At These Private Hospitals.

Process of registration shall be through three routes:

  1. Advance Self-Registration:

The beneficiaries will be able to self register in advance by downloading the CO-Win 2.0 portal and through other IT Applications such as Arogya Setu etc. This will show the Government and private hospitals serving as COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) with date and time of the available schedules. The beneficiary would be able to choose the CVC of his/her choice and book an appointment for vaccination.

  1. On-site Registration:

Facility of On-Site registration allows those who cannot self register in advance to walk into the identified COVID Vaccination Centres and get themselves registered on-site and then vaccinated.

  1. Facilitated Cohort Registration:

Under this mechanism, the State/UT Government will take proactive lead. Specific date(s) for COVID vaccination will be decided where target groups of potential beneficiaries will be vaccinated. The State/UT health authorities will ensure that that the target groups are actively mobilised and brought to the vaccination centres. ASHAs, ANMs, Panchayati Raj representatives and Women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs) will be utilized for mobilizing the target groups.

Under all the above three routes, all beneficiaries would be captured on Co-WIN2.0 platform and would be issued digital QR Code based provisional (on receiving the first does) and final (on receiving second dose) certificates. These can be downloaded from the link shown in the SMS the beneficiary shall receive after the vaccination. Print out of these certificates can also be taken from the Vaccination Centres.

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