Phase 1 Covid-Vaccination in India: Know what to carry to get first dose of Corona vaccine

As the Covid vaccination for phase 1 is about to roll-out from Saturday, Additional Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has released guidelines to the frontline workers for getting vaccinated. Either Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Pan or passbook with photo printed on it, are allowed to carry.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 13, 2021 15:46 IST
Phase 1 Covid-Vaccination in India: Know what to carry to get first dose of Corona vaccine
Phase 1 Covid vaccine to frontline workers- Image Courtesy WSJ

The BMC Additional Commissioner on Wednesday said that the frontline workers must carry either their Aadhar card, Voter ID card, Pan card or passbook with their photo printed on it as an identity proof, to get vaccinated. They are also asked to register on CoWIN app.

"During vaccination in 1st phase, the frontline workers must carry either Aadhar card, Voter ID card, Pan card or passbook with their photo printed on it as an identity proof. One must first get registered on CoWIN app and then carry these IDs", said BMC Additional Commissioner.

It has been decided by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare that the first phase of Covid vaccine to kick-start from 16 January 2021, Saturday. In the first phase Centre Government is eying to vaccinate about 3.5 Crore frontline workers including Govt and Private Medical staff, Nurses, Armed Forces, Police and Safaikarmis across the country.

Alongside, Muktesh Chander, Delhi CP Special operations has also said that out of total strength of Delhi Police 70% data has been uploaded on CoWIN portal, rest will be uploaded Today. 'People over 50 yrs of age will be given priority. They'd receive COVID19 vaccination date, time & centre via SMS', he adds.

"In the first phase priority will be given to the healthcare workers and the frontline workers, estimated to be around 3 cr, followed by those above 50 years and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities numbering around 27 cr", an official statement of Govt of India reads. 

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