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BBMP girds its loins for 3rd phase vaccination from March 1

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• 2 target age groups are 60-plus and 45-plus (with comorbidities)

• Both online and on-site self-registration available

• Vaccination free at govt centres, Rs 250 at private centres


With the country gearing up for the third phase of Covid-19 from March 1, the authorities in Bengaluru are set to implement the GoI’s protocol by providing vaccination free of cost at government-run hospitals and health centres, and allowing private hospitals to give the jab for a nominal fee.

BBMP will adhere strictly to the protocol by vaccinating all citizens above 60 years of age as well as those between the ages of 45 and 59 years with specific comorbidities. Assisting it in this humongous task will be the online links provided by the GoI for self-registration of beneficiaries.

Register online and choose your centre

Self-registration and appointments will be available to citizens through the Co-WIN portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu. Basic demographic details of beneficiaries and details of the photo ID Card to be used by the beneficiary at the time of vaccination will be captured at the time of registration.

The list of the CVCs (Covid vaccination centres) along with the date and time of availability of vacant slots will be made known to citizens at the time of registration, wherein he/she will be able to choose the CVC of his/her choice and book and appointment based on the slots available.

3rd phase highlights

• The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched on January 16, 2021. This will now be exponentially expanded to the following age groups from March 1:

i) All citizens above 60 years of age.
ii) Those within the age bracket of 45 and 59 years with specified co-morbidities.

• With a citizen-centric approach, the fundamental shift in this phase is that citizens in the identified age groups, as also those healthcare and frontline workers who have missed out or been left out of the current phase of vaccination, can select vaccination centres of their choice.
• Private sector hospitals will be involved as CVCs.
• All CVCs will be health facilities as under:

  1. Government health facilities such as PHCs, CHCs, Ayushman Bharat Arogya Karnataka empanelled hospitals, taluk hospitals, district hospitals and government medical college hospitals.
  2. All private hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PM
    JAY) and Ayushman Bharat Arogya Karnataka schemes.

Alert for adverse events

• These CVCs will have:
a. Basic cold chain equipment for storing the vaccine vials.
b. Adequate space for the vaccination process.
c. Own team of vaccinators and staff.
d. Adequate facility for management of any AEFI (adverse events following immunization) cases.
• All beneficiaries, regardless of the mode of access, are advised to carry any one of the following photo ID documents:
• Aadhaar card
• Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
• The Photo ID card specified at the time of registration in case of
online registration (if not Aadhaar or EPIC)
• Certificate of comorbidity for citizens in age group of 45 years and 59 years (signed by a registered medical practitioner)
• Employment certificate/ Official Identity Card (either, but with photo and date of birth) for HCWs and FLWs.

How to register

• Registration will be through 3 routes:
(i) Advance self-registration:
The beneficiaries will be able to self-register in advance by downloading the Co-WIN 2.0 portal and through other applications such as Arogya Setu.
(ii) On-site registration:
Facility of on-site registration allows those who cannot self-register in advance to walk into the identified CVCs and get themselves registered on-site and vaccinated.
(iii) Facilitated cohort registration:
a. Under this mechanism, the state/UT government will take proactive steps. Specific date(s) for vaccination will be decided where target groups of potential beneficiaries will be vaccinated.
b. The state/UT health authorities will ensure that the target groups are actively mobilized and brought to the vaccination centres. ASHAs, ANMs, Panchayati Raj representatives and Women’s Self-Help Groups (SHGs) will be utilized for mobilizing the target groups.

Post-jab certificates

• Under all the above three routes, all beneficiaries would be captured on the Co-WIN 2.0 platform and would be issued digital QR Code-based provisional (on receiving the first dose) and final (on receiving the second dose) certificates.
• These can be downloaded from the link shown in the SMS the beneficiary shall receive after the vaccination. Print-outs of these certificates can also be taken from the CVCs.
• Vaccination will be free of charge at the Government Vaccination Centres.
• Those taking the vaccine at any designated/empanelled private health facility will have to pay Rs 250 per person per dose, which includes Rs 100 service charge and Rs 150, which would be deposited in a GoI-specified account.


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