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Covid vaccines will not be available for sale in pharmacies | India News


NEW DELHI: While the government has allowed the sale of Covid vaccines on the open market as of May 1, the vaccines will not be available for sale in pharmacies or pharmacies. Only hospitals and licensed vaccination centers can administer vaccines.
Post-Immunization Adverse Events (AEFI) will be recorded in Co-Win and meticulously monitored, senior officials said.
The government is expected to develop a council for physicians and the general public on the identification, investigation and management of AEFI in the next two days. The notice will describe the specific symptoms to be investigated and treated if reported after vaccination.

“Covid vaccines are allowed under an emergency license and therefore cannot be sold in pharmacies. It is important to administer them in a proper setting and to follow the guidelines during immunization. In addition, all these vaccination centers, including those in workplaces, are linked with the AEFI management centers to ensure the identification and investigation of any adverse reactions, ”said an official.

Covid vaccines will not be available for sale in pharmacies | India News

Amid a growing number of Covid-19 cases across the country, the Center on Monday allowed anyone over the age of 18 to receive anti-Covid vaccines starting May 1, opening options for states, Hospital chains and corporate houses obtain and vaccinate all those who are eligible.
While Covid vaccines will continue to be administered at no cost to healthcare and frontline workers and those over 45 under the Center’s national Covid immunization program, private hospitals, states, and businesses. Corporations will be supplied directly from the manufacturers at a predetermined date. price for vaccination of people over 18 years old outside the central program.
The government expects the number of vaccinations to increase significantly after May 1. Vaccination is considered an effective tool to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Times of India