Centre closes vaccine registration for healthcare, frontline workers

A frontliner receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Putrajaya

A frontliner receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Putrajaya

The Centre on Saturday said that healthcare and other frontline workers can no longer register themselves on the government portal for getting coronavirus vaccines, PTI reported.

It may be recalled that the countrywide vaccination drive was launched on January 16 and the vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2.

Centre asked the Delhi administration to immediately issue a show cause notice to VIMHANS regarding such wrong practices which violate Covid-19 vaccination norms, and seek a written explanation from them within the next 48 hours.

The second phase of the programme will begin on April 17 for medical frontliners, while those from high-risk groups will receive the vaccine from April 19 onwards.

These include 89,53,552 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 53,06,671 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 96,19,289 frontline workers (FLWs) who have received the first dose and 40,18,526 FLWs who have taken the second dose.

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In a letter to all the states and Union Territories, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that some frontline workers, who are not eligible for vaccinations anymore, were found enlisting themselves for the shot in the third phase of the immunisation drive.

"All efforts have been made in close collaboration with states/UTs to saturate vaccination for HCWs and FLWs". We will propose or compel employers to grant leave to these workers to get vaccinated. "CoWIN sample data (l9th March-3rd April 2021) of vaccinated beneficiaries from this Private CVC verified by the Health Ministry, revealed that many beneficiaries lie outside the ambit of the eligible beneficiaries (not under the identified priority populations groups), in violation of the guidelines laid down by the Union Health Ministry", a release from Health Ministry said.

He said attendance is compulsory for those who had registered and pressed the button for confirmation to receive the vaccine as thorough preparations will be made by the vaccination centres and the allocated vaccines should not go to waste. ".it has been decided that no fresh registrations in categories of HCWs and FLWS will be allowed with immediate effect".

"I request you to kindly direct the concerned officials for wider dissemination of this policy decision for compliance. However, universal vaccination of already registered HCWs and FLWs should be ensured at the earliest". The third phase opens amid a sharp surge in Covid-19 cases over the past month.

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