Centre allows ‘at-home’ COVID vaccination for people with restricted mobility, special needs

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New Delhi, Sep 23 : The union government has cleared the provisions of at-home vaccination for people with restricted mobility and special needs. Such people can be vaccinated against COVID-19 at home, the Union Health Ministry informed on Thursday.

According to the latest provision, those who suffer from physical difficulty in approaching the vaccination centres will be able to receive the vaccination against COVID-19 at the comfort of their homes.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) has forwarded the directions in this regard to the states and Union Territories a day ago, Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry informed during a press briefing.

“Those who do not have enough mobility that they can be brought out of their home, or if someone has a disability or some special needs that they can’t be brought to the centre, we have made the provision of at-home vaccination under supervision for them,” he said.

“Order in this regard has been issued and the local teams will take part in such vaccination drive. The Centre has written a letter to all states in this regard on September 22,” Bhushan added.

“We have the confidence that our vaccine is safe and the system that we will bring in place to take vaccines to the residence will be safe, effective, nurturing and supportive. It will follow the SOP. This is an important development,” Dr VK Paul, member (health), NITI Aayog said.


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