Kohima, March 02 (NEx): A total of 180 senior citizens above the age of 60 and 13 beneficiaries above the age of 45 with comorbidities were vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccination in the state on Monday. There were no adverse events reported that needed medical attention, informed State Health Department.
The second phase of Covid-19 vaccination began on Monday, for age-appropriate groups which are high risk groups including citizens above 60 years and citizens aged 45-59 with comorbidities or diseases subject to certification by a registered medical practitioner.
The health & family welfare department informed that the oldest beneficiary was an 89 year old man from Longleng. It also said that vaccination of age-appropriate high risk groups will be scaled up across the state from March 07, 2021 onwards and self registration can be done through Cowin.gov.in or onsite registration with a photo ID.
The health department also informed that self registration for vaccination can be done at Co-Win App, Arogya Setu App or login to cowin.gov.in.
All beneficiaries are to carry a photo ID for registration and maintain the Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. Beneficiaries between 45-59 years of age, will have to produce /upload a certificate of comorbidity. The vaccines will be provided free of cost at government facilities, it said.
The vaccination will be carried out from 9:00am till 5:00 pm at the following sessions;
Dimapur- District Hospital
Mokokchung- District Hospital.
Mon- District Hospital
Phek- District Hospital
Zunheboto- District Hospital
Tuensang- District Hospital
Wokha- UPHC, Wokha Town
Peren- CHC Jalukie
Kiphire- District Hospital
Longleng- District Hospital
Till date, a total of 35,789 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered across the state, informed the Health department.