On whether or not there’s a plan concerning the completion of anti-coronavirus vaccination for the nation, Choubey stated it’s an ongoing and dynamic course of which is being expanded to incorporate beneficiary teams as prioritised by the Nationwide Professional Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC).
“In view of the dynamic nature of Covid-19 pandemic and inclusion of latest precedence teams, no particular time-frame might be indicated at current, for completion of vaccination,” he stated in a written reply.
As of March 2, a complete of 9 states and Union Territories have administered the first dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine to greater than 90 per cent of the registered healthcare employees. These are Ladakh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Lakshadweep.
Equally, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Lakshadweep, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Tripura, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have administered 1st dose to greater than 70 per cent of the registered frontline employees, Choubey stated.
The NEGVAC has prioritised subsequent precedence group for vaccination. These are individuals above 60 years of age and individuals aged between 45 to 59 years with one of many 20 listed comorbidities, he stated.
The vaccination for this precedence group has begun throughout the nation from March 1.
In one other reply, the minister stated until March 3, a complete of 8.45 lakh individuals aged 60 years and above, and 1.04 lakh folks aged 45-59 years with comorbidities have acquired 1st dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine.
The non-public information of beneficiaries is collated on Co-WIN 2.0 and conforms to information safety and confidentiality norms therefore, the identical is just not accessible in public area for particular people based mostly on their identify and designations, he stated.
The NEGVAC has additionally really helpful individuals above 50 years of age as a precedence group for vaccination, to be taken up within the subsequent section, Choubey acknowledged.
He stated vaccine is being supplied freed from price at authorities Covid-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) whereas at personal CVCs, vaccine is offered at a ceiling price of RS 250 per dose per particular person.