Bhubaneswar: The national COVID-19 vaccination campaign was launched on January 16, 2021. It will be exponentially extended to the following age groups from March 1, 2021:
i) all citizens over the age of 60, and
ii) those in the 45-59 age group with specified comorbidities
All beneficiaries, regardless of the mode of access, were asked to bring one of the following photo identification documents:
- Aadhar card.
- Electoral identity card with photo (EPIC).
- The identity card with photo specified at the time of registration in case of online registration (otherwise Aadhar or EPIC).
- Co-morbidity certificate for citizens of the age group 45-59 (signed by a licensed physician).
- Work certificate / official ID card – (either but with photo and date of birth) for SWs and field workers.
The registration process will be done in three ways:
- Prior self-registration:
Beneficiaries will be able to self-register in advance by downloading the CO-Win 2.0 portal and through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu, etc. This will show government and private hospitals serving as COVID Vaccination Centers (CVCs) with the date and time of the available schedules. The beneficiary can choose the CVC of their choice and make an appointment for the vaccination.
- Registration on site:
The on-site registration facility allows those who cannot register themselves in advance to go to identified COVID vaccination centers and register on-site and then get vaccinated.
- Easy cohort registration:
Under this mechanism, the state / UT government will take proactive leadership. The specific date (s) for the COVID vaccination will be decided where the target groups of potential beneficiaries will be vaccinated. State health authorities / UT will ensure that target groups are actively mobilized and brought to vaccination centers. ASHAs, ANMs, Panchayati Raj representatives and Women’s Support Groups (SHGs) will be used to mobilize target groups.
Under the three routes above, all beneficiaries would be captured on the Co-WIN2.0 platform and would receive temporary (upon receipt of the first dose) and final (upon receipt of the first dose) QR Code digital certificates. second dose). These can be downloaded from the link in the SMS the beneficiary will receive after vaccination. The printing of these certificates can also be obtained from the vaccination centers.
Vaccination will be free at government vaccination centers. The beneficiary must present a photo ID for proof of age (preferably Aadhar card or EPIC card) and certificate of comorbidity (if necessary). Those taking the COVID vaccine at any designated / incorporated private health facility will have to pay a pre-fixed fee.
States and UTs have been requested to make available an immunization scale-up plan that will include granular weekly and bi-monthly plans for expanding immunization sites both within public and private facilities. , as well as the number of doses of vaccine administered.