Senior citizens to get COVID-19 vaccines near their home now

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 11:52 PM IST
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Senior citizens who are yet to take their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine or those who have taken the first dose, will now get the shots at a vaccination centre that is near to their home. The facility will also include differently abled people below the age of 60 years, the central government said on Thursday.

However, this does not mean door to door vaccination. Accepting these recommendations, the ministry said they want to follow a "community-based, flexible and people-centric approach, bringing the Covid vaccination centres nearer to homes". The site for NHCVC will be pre-identified in collaboration with community groups and RWAs. Such sites should have a vaccination room and a waiting area with appropriate access for the target group e.g. ramp for wheelchair access and observation room to ensure waiting for 30 minutes post vaccination as per the health ministry's guidelines.

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