Health Minister Harsh Vardhan likely to receive vaccine jab today

New Delhi: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan is likely to take the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine shot on Tuesday, that is, today. He will be receiving the jab at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, and official said. 

“Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, along with his wife Smt Nutan will take the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. At: Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. At: 11am. On: March 2, 2021 (Tuesday)…,” the alert from the health ministry read.

India on Monday began the next phase of the covid-19 vaccination under which people above 60 years of age and those between 45-49 with at least one of the 20 specific co-morbidities listed by the government.

In this phase, the country plans to inoculate at least 27 crore people. To ramp up the vaccination process, the country has now validated some private centres where citizens can be administered the vaccine.

The beneficiaries can register themselves on the upgraded Co-Win website which will be open till 3 pm for registration of same-day appointments.

As per the guidelines released by the Health Ministry, one person will be able to register only three more eligible people from his/her mobile number.  Those with co-morbidities will have to produce a medical certificate attested by a doctor. 


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