Vaccination for senior citizens, 45-59 age group with comorbid condition begins


Panaji: Goa joined the nation on Monday to vaccinate its senior citizens from the COVID19 virus with inoculation held at 37 state run centres.

The state is yet to allow the private hospitals inoculate the senior citizens. People above 60 years of age and those between 45-59 with comorbid conditions are given vaccination as a fight against coronavirus.

State Immunization Officer Dr Rajendra Borkar said that the vaccination was taken up at 37 government run facilities. He said that the response for the vaccination has been good.

The beneficiaries had to come with their Adhar Card or any other government proof of identity and get on the spot registration done on first serve basis, he said.

Borkar said that the people in 45-59 age group will have to produce the certificate of their co morbidity from a registered medical practitioner on a prescribed format of the Government of India with their photo identity.

He said that  the vaccination drive is held across all 37 centers including Goa Medical College and Hospital, South Goa District Hospital, Mapusa and Ponda sub District hospital, public health center, community health centers, etc.

“Each center is given target of 100 doses per day including second dose,” he added.

“The government is yet to take decision on allowing private hospitals to conduct vaccination. The meeting with the private hospitals will be held shortly,” he said.



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