It will cover the population which is at the highest risk - 90 per cent of deaths related to the disease in India have been in the category of those above the age of 45. The Centre has instructed states to ensure all districts with high caseloads achieve 100 per cent vaccination coverage in the next two weeks.
Walk-in registrations will also open after 1500 hrs.
Earlier, Covid-19 vaccinations in the country were open for beneficiaries 45 years and above with 20 government-specified comorbidities, along with individuals aged 60 years and above, and healthcare and frontline workers.
India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive began on January 16 with priority being given the healthcare and frontline workers, followed by the second drive from March 1 that was extended to senior citizens and people aged 45 and over with co-morbidities. (UNI)