From April 1, all people over the age of 45 will be eligible for the Covid vaccination. Advance booking of vaccination can be done through cowin.gov.in. or you can register onsite after 3 pm by visiting your nearest vaccination centre. This information was given by the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.
The Ministry of Health stated that Telangana topped the table with 48.39 percent, followed by 43.11 percent, with Delhi at the second position in terms of the dose of anti-Covid-19 vaccine given in private hospitals. The ‘Covaxin’ and ‘Covishield’ vaccines are effective against the new form of SARS-Cov-2 found in Britain and Brazil.
He said that this decision was taken because 88 percent of the total deaths due to Covid-19 in our country are of people aged 45 years and above. NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul said that we have an adequate supply of vaccines for the vaccination program, which has been brought forward. There is no shortage of vaccine supplies.
The Health Secretary said that the current weekly national average positivity rate is 5.65 percent. Maharashtra’s weekly average is 23 percent, Punjab’s weekly average is 8.82 percent, Chhattisgarh’s 8 percent, Madhya Pradesh’s 7.82 percent, Tamil Nadu’s 2.50 percent, Karnataka’s 2.45 percent, Gujarat’s 2.2 percent and Delhi’s 2.04 percent.
He said that 807 UK Covid-19 variants, 47 South African variants and 1 Brazilian variant have been found in India in the country. In states and union, territories where cases of coronavirus infection are increasing, the investigation needs to be expedited.
It is to be known that during the last 24 hours in India, 56,211 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported and 271 people have died. However, 37,028 people have been free from corona infection during this period. Today 992 new cases of corona have been reported in Delhi and 4 people have died. There have been a total of 6,60,611 cases in Delhi and 11,016 have died so far.