New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry said on Sunday that beneficiaries belonging to the priority group of healthcare workers (TS), frontline workers (FLW) and a person over the age of 45 who took their first dose at a private COVID vaccination center (CVC) on and before April 30 will be eligible to receive their second dose at government CVCs at no cost.

According to a letter issued by the additional secretary of the Union Ministry of Health, Manohar Agnani, beneficiaries of the priority group can also receive their second doses in private CVCs managed by the channel “ other than the government of the ”. India ” on a payment basis at the rate set by these private CVCs.

“Beneficiaries belonging to the priority group of health workers, field workers and a person over the age of 45 who took their first dose in a private COVID vaccination center (CVC) on April 30 and before will be eligible to receive their second dose in government CVCs at no cost, ”he says.

This was to help beneficiaries who had received their first dose in private CVCs but had not yet completed the two-dose immunization schedule.

India has administered up to 15,68,16,031 doses of the vaccine since the start of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the state on January 16.

The country also launched the third phase of the vaccination campaign on May 1 for beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group.

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