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Government issues guidelines on vaccinating disabled elderly people close to home | India News


NEW DELHI: The Center on Thursday issued guidelines for vaccination close to home, making it easier for the elderly and people with disabilities to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
In the guidelines of the ‘Near Home Covid Vaccination Centers (NHCVC)’, the health ministry said that people over 60 years old without vaccination or only the first dose, and people under 60 years old and who have a disability due to physical or medical conditions they will be eligible for vaccination at such centers.
The ministry said that the National Group of Experts on Administration of Vaccines for Covid-19 (NEGVAC) recommended the proposal of a Committee of Technical Experts of the Union ministry on the guidelines for Covid Vaccination Centers Near Home (NHCVC) to elderly and citizens with different disabilities. .
These recommendations have also been accepted by the Union’s health ministry. “The NHCVC for seniors and citizens with disabilities would follow a community-based, flexible and people-centered approach, bringing Covid vaccination centers closer to homes,” the ministry said.
The recommendations of the Committee of Technical Experts aim to guarantee the vaccination of the elderly and the population with disabilities who have limited mobility due to their physical condition, the ministry said.

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