COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 2: Eligible Beneficiaries, Documents Required And More

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is all set to inoculate people above 60 years of age and those over 45 with comorbidities against COVID-19 from March 1. Following this, the government has released a set of instructions for the inoculation drive.

As per the latest orders, people above 45 years of age with 20 comorbid conditions, including heart failure with hospital admission in the past one year will be eligible to appear for Covid-19 vaccination under India’s Covid-19 vaccination program which is set to enter its second phase on March 1.

While Elderly people have to show their identity card to take COVID-19 vaccine jab, people with comorbidities will have to produce a health certificate duly signed by a registered medical practitioner to avail the benefit, informed Health Director Bijay Panigrahi on Sunday.

All beneficiaries, regardless of the mode of access, have been advised to carry any one of the following photo ID documents:

  • Aadhar Card.
  • Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC).
  • The Photo ID card specified at the time of registration in case of online registration (if not Aadhar or EPIC).
  • Certificate of comorbidity for citizens in age group of 45 years to 59 years (signed by a registered medical practitioner).
  • Employment certificate/ Official Identity Card – (either but with photo and date of birth) for Healthcare Workers and Frontline Workers.

The vaccine will be available at both government and some selected private hospitals across the State. T

The vaccine will be available free of cost at government hospital while private hospital will charge Rs 250 per dose as per the government norms.

Beneficiaries will have to register their name on Co-Win portal. Those who have not self register in advance can do the same on-site and then get vaccinate, Panigrahy added.