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All you need to know about Covid vaccination in India

All you need to know about Covid vaccination in India

The Government of India is geared up to launch a vaccine campaign for Covid-19 soon. For more information and updates visit the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

How will I know if I am eligible for Covid vaccination?

In the initial phase, Covid-19 vaccine will be provided to the priority group – Healthcare staff and frontline workers. The 50 plus age group may also begin early based on vaccine availability. The eligible beneficiaries will be informed through their registered mobile number regarding the Health Facility where the vaccination will be provided and the scheduled time for the same. This will be done to avoid any inconvenience in registration and vaccination of beneficiaries.

Registration with the Health Department is mandatory for vaccination for Covid-19.

Only after registration the information on the session site to visit and time will be shared with the beneficiary. Documents required for registration

Any of the below mentioned ID with Photo may be produced at the time of registration: Driving License • Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card • Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs • PAN Card • Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office • Passport • Pension Document • Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/ State Govt./ Public Limited Companies • Voter ID *The Photo ID will be verified at the time of vaccination.

Following online registration, beneficiary will receive SMS on their registered mobile number on the due date, place and time of vaccination. On getting due dose of Covid-19 vaccine, the beneficiary will receive SMS on their registered mobile number. After all doses of vaccine are administered, a QR code based certificate will also be sent to the registered mobile number of the beneficiary. <strong>Is it mandatory to take the vaccine?</strong> Vaccination for Covid-19 is voluntary.

However, it is advisable to receive the complete schedule of Covid-19 vaccine for protecting one-self against this disease and also to limit the spread of this disease to the close contacts including family members, friends, relatives and co-workers.

Can a person presently having Covid-19 infection be vaccinated?

Person with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 infection may increase the risk of spreading the same to others at vaccination site. For this reason, infected individuals should defer vaccination for 14 days after symptoms resolution.

Is it necessary for a Covid recovered person to take the vaccine?

Yes, it is advisable to receive complete schedule of Covid vaccine irrespective of past history of infection with Covid-19. This will help in developing a strong immune response against the disease.