Vaccination is being given to all people above 60 years and all those above 45 years with serious illnesses. Vaccines will be available in government hospitals free of cost and private hospitals have been allowed to take up to Rs 250 for a single dose.
Two methods have been arranged to take the vaccine. People can register on the government website or app, book the hospital and time, or go directly to the hospitals where the vaccine is being administered.
All the hospitals have been instructed to keep 40 percent doses of the vaccine for appointments and 60 percent for direct hospitalists.
Like the first phase, both vaccines, the serum institute’s covishield and Bharat Biotech’s covaxin, will be used in this phase. You will not be allowed to choose which vaccine to take. Only after arriving at the vaccination center, you will know which vaccine will be applied. The vaccine will be available in 10,000 government and around 20,000 private hospitals.
The government hopes that 30 crore people will be vaccinated by August in this phase. In the first phase, more than one crore health workers and first line workers were vaccinated.
Some of the side effects of the vaccine were also reported in about 26 lakh cases, out of which 151 cases were serious. According to the official portal covin, which keeps the data of the vaccination program, 40 people have died after taking the vaccine so far.
The second phase of the vaccination program was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by getting himself vaccinated. He got vaccinated at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi on Monday morning and then tweeted about it.
It is expected that now all the Union Ministers, Chief Ministers of the states and other representatives of the public will also get vaccinated. This will be the first commentary. Second vaccine to be administered within 29 to 42 days.