The COVID vaccination drive is in full swing. From March 1 onwards, all people above the age of 60 and those above 45 with co-morbidities will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is the second phase of India’s COVID vaccination programme and it will benefit 10 crore people across the whole nation.
Where can you or your family get the COVID-19 jab?
The Central government published a full list of hospitals (both private and government-operated) where COVID vaccines will be administered.
The list contains the names of 10,000 hospitals under Ayushman Bharat PMJAy and 600 hospitals under the Central Government Health Scheme. Every state also has the freedom to turn any private hospital under State Government Health Insurance Scheme and PSUs into COVID Vaccination Centres. On the very first day, 100 people at every COVID Vaccination Centre are expected to receive the vaccine.
The hospitals outlined in the Union Government’s list pan the length and breadth of India. You will want to find out which is your nearest COVID vaccination Centre. Here is a complete checklist of all the hospitals (under both PMJAY and CGHS) where COVID vaccines will be administered-
This collaboration between private and government hospitals comes in the backdrop of the government’s intention to quickly scale up the vaccination drive.
Even after vaccination, you will need to continue observing all the precautionary measures. If you do not fall in the second phase category, be patient and wait for your turn. In the meantime, you cannot relax the COVID protocol. Maintain social distancing, wear masks, sanitize, and wash everything.
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