Covid-19 vaccination for above 45 years gaining momentum


Covid-19 vaccination for above 45 years is gaining momentum. India’s immunisation drive which began on January 16th is the World’s largest vaccination programme. Healthcare and frontline workers got inoculated first. Then it was extended to people over 60 years of age and people with co morbidities. And from yesterday onwards people above the age of 45 and without any co morbidities are being given the jabs.

AIR correspondent reports that, the Centre had also earlier urged eligible citizens to register on the Co-WIN portal or Aarogya Setu app and get vaccinated as soon as possible.

People can also go to their nearest vaccination centre after 3 PM for on-site registration with any identity document. If a beneficiary has taken an online appointment for vaccination on CoWIN, then there is no need to take any further appointment at Private or Public hospitals. With this move, the government is aiming to ramp up its inoculation drive in the country. AIR news spoke to few of the beneficiaries above 45 to know their experience.  Anil Kumar, who took his first jab said it was hassle free
Another beneficiary Ravi kumar said he was able to resume daily work immediately after the first vaccine shot.

As the vaccination drive is getting wider with the passage of time including more and more numbers of people, India’s largest vaccination programme is set to cross new milestones everyday.


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