809 Covid vaccination centres established for 18 plus population

809 Covid vaccination centres established for 18 plus population

A spokesperson of the Health department said here today that the world’s largest vaccine drive against Covid-19 would commence on 21st June in the State. He informed that the as per the guidelines issued by the Government of India the vaccination would be available free of cost to all 18 plus people at Government Covid vaccination centers.

He said that around 809 vaccination centers have been established in the state and out of these 734 centers were set up in the rural areas and 85 centers in the urban area. Approximately one lakh 18 plus eligible beneficiaries are targeted to be vaccinated on 21st June, 2021.

He said that facility of the onsite registration would be provided in the tribal, hard and rural areas. Government vaccination centers established in the urban area falling under MCs, NACs and Nagar Panchayats would be published with the option of vaccination to those only who have prescheduled their appointment online only. All eligible beneficiaries in the urban areas should come to vaccination centers only after pre-scheduling their appointment to avoid any inconvenience, he added.

He said that Covid vaccination would be available free of cost at all the Government Covid vaccination centers. However, the private hospitals may charge up to a maximum of Rs. 150/- per dose as service charge over the price fixed by the vaccine manufacturers.