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COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs in India: Coronavirus outbreak continues in the country and on Tuesday, less than 20 thousand cases of infection were reported in the country. According to the Health Ministry, 23,950 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in India on Wednesday, while 26,895 people have been cured in one day, while 333 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the country has increased to 1,00,99,066 of which 2,89,240 cases are active, 96,63,382 patients have been successful in beating the corona so far and due to this epidemic, 1 46,444 patients have died. Kovid-19 recovery rate is being said to be 95-65 percent. In such a situation, people are eagerly waiting for the vaccine which can end this epidemic.
On Monday, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the vaccination of people against the corona virus can be started in the country from January 2021 and the government’s first priority has been the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. However, before the commencement of the vaccination campaign, there are many questions in the mind of people regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine, which has been answered by the Ministry of Health.
Here are some FAQs, which have been answered by the Ministry of Health.
1- How do I know if I am eligible for vaccination?
In the initial phase, the priority group – health care and front-line workers will be provided with the COVID 19 vaccine. Depending on the availability of the vaccine, people aged above 50 years can also be given the vaccine. Eligible beneficiaries will be informed about the health facility through their registered mobile number, along with information about the location and time of vaccination. This will be done to avoid any inconvenience in registration and vaccination of beneficiaries. Also read: Ultraviolet Lights Kill Coronavirus: Israeli scientists make big claim in study, corona virus is destroyed by this thing
2- Will the vaccine introduced in India be as effective as it has been introduced in other countries?
Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine introduced in India will be as effective as any vaccine developed by other countries. The vaccine has been tested at various stages to ensure its safety and efficacy.
3- Does India have the ability to store COVID vaccines at temperatures from +2 to +8 ° C and transport them to the required temperature?
The Ministry of Health has stated that India is one of the largest immunization programs in the world, catering to the immunization needs of more than 26 million newborns and 29 million pregnant women. The program mechanism to reach the large and diverse population of the country effectively is being prepared strongly.
4- Can a person obtain the COVID-19 vaccine without registering with the Department of Health?
No, beneficiary registration is mandatory for vaccination of COVID-19. Only after registration, the information about the venue and time will be shared with the beneficiary.
5- What documents are required for registration of eligible beneficiary?
Any one of these ID proofs can be submitted along with the photo which is required at the time of registration. Driving license, health insurance smart card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labor, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) job card, official identity card issued to MPs / MLAs / MLC, PAN card, by bank / post office Passbook issued, passport, pension documents, identity card, voter ID etc. issued by Central / State Government and Public Limited Company to employees.
6- Will a photo / ID be required at the time of registration?
Photo IDs created at the time of registration should be produced and verified at the time of vaccination. Also Read: Covid Triggered Deadly Mucormycosis Fungus: Patients Recovering From Kovid Are Fatal Fungal Infections, Death Rate Up To 50 Percent
7- If a person is not able to produce photo ID at the venue, will he be vaccinated or not?
Both photo registration and verification of the beneficiary at the photo ID session site is necessary to ensure that the desired person has been vaccinated.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has so far tested a total of 16,31,70,557 samples of COVID-19 in the country. Of these, 10,72,228 samples were tested on Monday alone. Maharashtra still remains the most affected state in the country due to rising corona infections. The Health Ministry said that more than 70 percent of new cases are being reported every day from 10 states and union territories – Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.