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Centre issues guidelines for Phase 3 vaccination

Centre issues guidelines for Phase 3 vaccination

As the third phase of vaccination will be opened from May 1 for people aged between 18 to 45 years, the central government issued guidelines to the states and union territories. In this phase, all adults are eligible to get the vaccine.

Vaccine manufacturers can sell the vaccines directly to state governments and private hospitals for the pre-determined price. Currently, Covishield and Covaxin are available to citizens. While the price of Covishield was decided as ₹600 per dose for private hospitals, the price of Covaxin has been decided as ₹1,200 per dose.

The price is slightly lower for states. Covishield will be available for ₹400 per shot for states while Covaxin will be available for ₹600.

Meanwhile, the central government issued guidelines regarding Phase 3 vaccination which are mentioned as below:

  • All beneficiaries in this phase of vaccination have to register online on the CoWIN portal and Aarogya Setu app. Whether they obtain the vaccine from the government or private hospitals, online registration is a must.
  • Currently, vaccines are given to walk-in beneficiaries also. But, online registration is mandatory for all beneficiaries in phase 3. Unlike the present situation, there will be no walk-in vaccinations.
  • However, if any doses are left in the last opened vials, on-site registration will be allowed to reduce wastage of vaccines.
  • Also, all Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) shall record all vaccinations and report all Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFIs) on the CoWIN system. They have to issue digital vaccination certificates to the beneficiaries.
  • States have to monitor the private hospitals, which have procured vaccines in the open market. They shall also make sure that these hospitals declare the vaccine types, available vaccine doses and prices on COWIN.
  • Besides, states have to ensure the visibility of vaccination slots on COWIN for all eligible beneficiaries.
  • All authorities should coordinate to manage the crowd at vaccination centres.

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