COVID-19: Private vaccination centres can charge max Rs.150 service charge for booster dose

The private centres have been asked to maintain the vaccination sites as per the guidelines issued

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 April 2022 9:58 AM GMT
COVID-19: Private vaccination centres can charge max Rs.150 service charge for booster dose

Hyderabad: Private COVID-19 vaccination centres can charge a maximum of Rs. 150 as service charge. An orientation meeting of all health secretaries of states and Union Territories (UTs) was held on 9 April regarding precaution dose for 18-59 population group at private centres.

The secretary of health and family welfare highlighted that the precaution dose will be of the same vaccine that was administered as the first and second dose. It was also informed that no fresh registrations will be required for precaution dose as all beneficiaries are already registered on Cowin.

All vaccinations must mandatorily be recorded on CoWIN platform and both the options of 'online appointment' and 'walk-in' registration and vaccination will be available at private vaccination centres. The private centres have been asked to maintain the vaccination sites as per the guidelines issued earlier by the ministry of health and family welfare.

Meanwhile, healthcare workers, frontline workers, and citizens aged 60 years or more will continue to receive precautionary doses at any vaccination centre, including free-of-charge vaccination at government vaccination centres. The officials were informed about various new provisions made on CoWIN platform for the expansion of eligible populations for precaution dose and also the correction of vaccination certificates by citizens.

States and UTs were also advised to accelerate the administration of ongoing free COVID-19 vaccine with first and second doses to 12+ population and the precaution dose for healthcare workers, frontline workers, and citizens aged 60 years.

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