The Union Ministry of Health will soon issue the format of the medical certificate required by category 45+ beneficiaries with co-morbidities who have become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination from March 1 as well as those over 65 years of age. .

“The government will also require beneficiaries to register on the CoWIN app – with Aadhaar card details, photo ID and a signed medical certificate (if needed) to get details on where and when to go. get vaccinated. We receive inquiries regarding seniors who cannot use the app and their registration. This is also under consideration, ”said a senior ministry official.

The ministry has not yet released the list of comorbidities or the cost of vaccination in the private health care sector. “An announcement will be made shortly,” a health official said.

The Department of Health in a statement released on Thursday added that a notice had been issued to States / UTs to extend COVID-19 immunization sessions to all public health care facilities as well as the health plan of the central government (CGHS) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM- JAY) established hospitals from March

“A meeting was held on Wednesday with all states / UTs to review the progress of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and focus on improving the pace of vaccination,” the ministry added.

A total of 1,30,67,047 doses of COVID vaccination were administered until 6 p.m. Thursday according to provisional reports released by the ministry which added that Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra recorded the highest number of vaccinations on Thursday.

“No case of serious / severe AEFI / death attributable to vaccination has been reported to date. A new death has been reported in the past 24 hours of a 52-year-old man from West Bengal who died seven days after vaccination. The cause of death turned out to be cardiogenic shock with acute kidney injury, ”the ministry said.

He added that Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Lakshadweep have so far reported coverage of more than 75% of the first dose of immunization among health workers and frontline workers. This while four states / UTs – Nagaland, Punjab, Chandigarh and Pondicherry – reported coverage of less than 50% of health workers registered for the first dose.

“A total of 3 95,884 doses of vaccine have been administered until 6 p.m. today, the 41st day of the national COVID-19 vaccination. Of these 1,51,373 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 2,445,511 health workers received a second dose of vaccine as per the interim report. Final reports would be completed for the day by the end of this evening and 12,988 sessions have taken place until 6 pm today, ”the ministry said.

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