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‘Vaccination to be done on all days including government holidays in April’, center decides amid rising corona cases

The third phase vaccination program has started from today, vaccine doses are being given free of cost in all government hospitals and health centers.

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The central government has taken an important decision in the country in the backdrop of rapidly growing corona cases. This decision is about the days of corona vaccination. According to the new order of the central government, now the corona vaccination will be done on holiday day as well. The central government has said that corona vaccination will be done in private and government hospitals on all days of April. According to the new order, it has been said about vaccination even on the official holidays.

The third phase of corona vaccination drive has started today i.e. Thursday, amid increasing cases of corona. In the third phase, all people above 45 years of age will be given the Corona vaccine. The vaccine dose is being given free of cost in all government hospitals and health centers, while in private health centers, people are being charged Rs 250 for it. The first phase of the corona vaccination drive began on January 16, in which health workers and frontline workers were given doses of the corona vaccine.

The second phase started from March 1

Apart from this, the second phase started from 1 March. In this phase, the corona vaccine was applied to people above 60 years and those above 45 years suffering from other diseases. In the third phase started from today, all the people above 45 years are being given the Corona vaccine dose.

There will be no shortage of vaccine

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan had a meeting with the states and said that there will be no shortage of vaccines in any state and they will continue to get supplies. At the same time, the Center has appealed to all the states to reduce the waste of the vaccine and try to bring it down to 1 per cent. According to the information, at present, 6 percent corona vaccine has been wasted in the country.

The situation worsens worse than Corona

Concerned by the second wave of Corona in many parts of the country, the central government on Tuesday warned that the situation is now getting “worse than worse”. Along with this, the Center has also appealed to all states to get 100 percent vaccination coverage of people above 45 years of age within the next two weeks.

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