The center on Monday approved the registration and appointment of those aged 18-44 in the CoWin component of the Covid-19 vaccine at government-controlled vaccines to “reduce vaccination damage”. “This feature will not be available at Private CVCs (Covid Vaccination Centers), currently and Private CVCs will be required to publish their immunization schedules only through online employment vacancies,” said the Union Department of Health and Family Welfare.
“This feature will only be used if the State / UT government decides to do so. The State / UT should decide on the opening of site enrollment / group registration and the appointment of 18-44 year olds according to local circumstances as another way to reduce drug wastage and facilitate immunization of eligible beneficiaries for the age group 18-44, ”he added. Department of Health.
The department said the provision of an online appointment mode only for people between the ages of 18 and 44 helped prevent congestion in vaccinated areas. The center has expanded its massive vaccination campaign for people aged 18 to 44 on May 1.
“In the event that sessions are specially organized with online spaces, at the end of the day, some doses may be left unused if the online beneficiaries do not arrive on the day of the vaccination for any reason. In such cases, on-site registration of minority beneficiaries may be required to minimize drug wastage, ”said the Department of Health. He added that although CoWin provides for the registration of up to four members with a mobile phone number, making it easier to register and be nominated through applications such as Aarogya Setu and Umang and Common Service Centers etc., people need “a team that works with those without internet access or mobile phones. or cell phones may have limited access to vaccines. ”
The Union’s Department of Health has advised the Union’s regions and territories to issue explicit instructions to all regional immunization officials to strictly adhere to the decision of the federal government and the UT government “on the extent and manner of applying the registration and nomination factor at the age of 18 to 44 years.” “Full reserve sessions can also be arranged to provide immunization services to assisted participant beneficiaries. Wherever these programs are fully planned, every effort should be made to recruit beneficiaries,” the department said.
The department also advised countries and UTs that “greater care and attention should be paid when opening up local registrations and the appointment of 18-44 year olds, in order to avoid congestion in vaccinated areas”, the statement said.
According to the Department of Health, the number of Covid-19 vaccines for the 18-44 age group under the third phase of the vaccination campaign exceeded 10 million on Monday. He added that the total number of Covid-19 vaccines exceeded more than 196 million on Monday.