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COVID vaccine for Senior citizens and co-morbid from March 1 at 14 locations in Belagavi

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The nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination drive was launched on 16th January, 2021. This is now to be exponentially expanded to the following age-groups from 1st March, 2021:

i) all citizens above 60 years of age, and
ii) those within the age bracket of 45 to 59 years with specified co-morbidities

14 Locations in Belagavi District which will administer the vaccine

BIMS Disrict Hospital District Hospital

JNMC Medical College Belagavi – Medical College

Khanapur General Hospital

Bailhongal General Hospital

Savadatti General Hospital Taluk Hospital

Ramdurg General Hospital Taluk Hospital

Athani General Hospital Taluk Hospital

Raibag General Hospital Taluk Hospital

Chikodi General Hospital Taluk Hospital

Gokak General Hospital Taluk Hospital

Hukkeri General Hospital Taluk Hospital

KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & M.R.C Private hospital Belagavi

Lakeview Hospital Private hospital

KLE Centenary Charitable Hospital Yellur – Private hospital

person aspirating the vaccine from the vial
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Those taking the COVID vaccine at any designated/empaneled private health facility will have to pay Rs.250 per person per dose which includes Rs.100 service charge and Rs. 150 which would be deposited to Government of India specified account.

Presence of any one of the following criteria will prioritize the individual for vaccination who are aged 45-59 years –

  • Heart failure with hospital admission in past one year
  • Post Cardiac Transplant/Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
  • Significant left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVEF<40%)
  • Moderate or severe valvular heart disease
  • Congenital heart disease with severe PAH or Idiopathic PAH
  • Coronary Artery Disease with past CABG/PTCA/MI AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
  • Angina AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
  • CT/MRI documented stroke AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
  • Pulmonary artery hypertension AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
  • Diabetes (>10 years OR with complications) AND Hypertension on treatment
  • Kidney/ Liver/ Hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Recipient/On wait-list
  • End stage kidney disease on haemodialysis/CAPD
  • Current prolonged use of oral corticosteroids/immunosuppressant medications
  • Decompensated cirrhosis
  • Severe respiratory disease with hospitalisations in last two years/FEV1<50%
  • Lymphoma/ Leukaemia/ Myeloma
  • Diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after 1st July 2020 OR currently on any cancer therapy
  • Sickle Cell Disease/ Bone marrow failure/ Aplastic Anemia/ Thalassemia Major
  • Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases/ HIV infection
  • Persons with disabilities due to Intellectual disabilities/ Muscular Dystrophy/ Acid attack with involvement of respiratory system/ Persons with disabilities having high support needs/ Multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness

• All beneficiaries, regardless of the mode of access, are advised to carry any one of the following photo ID documents:

• Aadhar Card

• Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC)

• The Photo ID card specified at the time of registration in case of online registration (if not Aadhar or EPIC)

• Certificate of co-morbidity for citizens in age group of 45 years to 59 years (signed by a registered medical practitioner)

• Employment certificate/ Official Identity Card – (either but with photo and date of birth) for HCWs and FLWs

Registration will be through 3 routes:

(i)Advance Self-Registration:

The 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.

(ii) On-site Registration:

Facility of On-Site registration allows those who cannot self-register in advance to walk into the identified COVID Vaccination Centres and get themselves registered on-site and then vaccinated.

(iii) Facilitated Cohort Registration:

a. Under this mechanism, the State/UT Government will take proactive lead. Specific date(s) for COVID vaccination will be decided where target groups of potential beneficiaries will be vaccinated.

• Under all the above three routes, all beneficiaries would be captured on Co-WIN2.0 platform and would be issued digital QR Code based provisional (on receiving the first does) and final (on receiving second dose) certificates.

• These can be downloaded from the link shown in the SMS the beneficiary shall receive after the vaccination. Print out of these certificates can also be taken from the Vaccination Centres.

• Vaccination will be free of charge at the Government Vaccination Centres.

• In the initial few days, vaccination will be done only for the online registered beneficiaries in urban and private facilities and both on-site and online in rural areas.

• Moving forward state will scale up the vaccination for other mode of registration also and ramp up the number of facilities.

• As per criteria specified by GoI, everyone under specified age group will have a chance to get vaccinated which would be deposited to Government of India specified account.

• List of health facilities which will be starting vaccination is annexed.

• Vaccination days will be 4 days per week i.e Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in government facilities and all working days in private hospital.

From 1 st March vaccination time will be 12 PM to 5 PM and later will be modified.

Number of vaccinations per day would be limited to 200 per session site and will be served on first come first serve basis. However, online registered beneficiaries would be allotted specific time in a day.

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