The second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign for people over 60 years of age who are 45 years of age and with comorbidities above, started from March 1 are eligible.
Private hospitals can charge up to Rs 250 per dose of covid-19 vaccine. At the same time, free vaccination will be done in government hospitals.
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The government has issued a list of 20 specified comorbidities for the determination of eligibility of people that need to be prioritised for inoculation.
Following are the 20 comorbidities that the expert committee has zeroed in on:
- 1 Heart failure with hospital admission in the past one year.
- 2. Post cardiac transplant/ Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD).
- 3. Significant left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVEF < 40%).
- 4. Moderate or severe valvular heart disease.
- 5. Congenital heart disease with severe PAH or Idiopathic PAH.
- 6. Coronary artery disease with past CABG/ PTCA/ MI AND hypertension/diabetes on treatment.
- 7. Angina and hypertension/ diabetes treatment.
- 8. CT/MRI documented stroke and hypertension/diabetes on treatment.
- 9. Pulmonary artery hypertension and hypertension/diabetes on treatment
- 10. Diabetes (>10 years or with complication) and hypertension on treatment
- 11. Kidney/Liver/Hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Recipient/on wait-list
- 12. End stage kidney disease on haemodialysis/CAPD
- 13. Current prolonged use of oral corticosteroids/immunosuppressant medications.
- 14. Decompensated cirrhosis.
- 15. Severe respiratory disease with hospitalisations in last two years/ FEVI <50%.
- 16. Lymphoma/Leukaemia/Myeloma
- 17. Diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after July 1,2020 OR currently on any cancer therapy.
- 18. Sickle Cell Disease/Bone marrow failure/Aplastic Anemia/Thalassemia Major
- 19. Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases/HIV infection
- 20. Persons with disabilities due to intellectual disabilities/muscular dystrophy/acid attack with involvement of respiratory system/Persons with disabilities having high support needs/multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness.
The Ministry had said that the beneficiaries can choose the covid-19 Vaccination Center (CVC) of their choice and schedule their time to get vaccinated.
A nationwide vaccination campaign against covid-19 began on 16 January. All the beneficiaries will have to go to the vaccination center with photo-identity card – Aadhaar card, voter ID card etc.
At the same time, a beneficiary above 45 years of age suffering from any disease will also have to bring a certificate related to the disease, which should be signed by the registered doctor.