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New guidelines of union health ministry for Near to home vaccination centers for pwd and Sr. citizen

NEW DELHI: The health ministry has sent fresh guidelines to all states for ‘near to home’ Covid vaccination centres (NHCVC) to ensure easier access for the elderly and persons with disabilities. The guidelines make it clear that those above 60 years without first dose vaccination and all adults below 60 years with disabilities will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccination at NHCVC.

It paves the way for vaccination for these categories at community centres, facilities run by RWAs and group housing societies, old age homes, Panchayat Bhavans, school buildings and locations used for polling booths among others.
The guidelines lay down that arrangements may be made to facilitate travel of the elderly and disabled to session sites if needed.