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Next phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive from March 1

Covid Vaccination

All citizens above 60 years and above & all citizens aged 45-59 years of age with co-morbidities and diseases to receive vaccine

Dimapur, February 28: The Covid-19 vaccination for age-appropriate age groups would be launched on March 1 for high risk groups.

According to State Immunization Officer (UIP), Dr Ritu Thurr, the high-risk groups include all citizens above 60 years and above as on 1st January 2022 and all citizens aged 45-59 years of age as on 1st January 2020 with comorbidities or diseases subject to certification by a Registered Medical Practitioner.
The comorbodities have been described as follows:
1.Heart Failure with hospital admission in past one year
2.Post Cardiac Transplant/Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
3.Significant Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVEF <40%) 4.Moderate or Severe Valvular Heart Disease 5.Congenital heart disease with severe PAH or Idiopathic PAH 6.Coronary Artery Disease with past CABG/PTCA/MI AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment 7.Angina AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment 8.CT/MRI documented stroke AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment 9.Pulmonary artery hypertension AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment 10.Diabetes (> 10 years OR with complications) AND Hypertension on treatment
11.Kidney/ Liver/ Hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Recipient/On wait-list
12.End Stage Kidney Disease on hemodialysis/ CAPD
13.Current prolonged use of oral corticosteroids/ immunosuppressant medications
14.Decompensated cirrhosis
15.Severe respiratory disease with hospitalizations in last two years/FEV1 <50%
16.Lymphoma/ Leukaemia/ Myeloma
17.Diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after 1st July 2020 OR currently on any cancer therapy
18.Sickle Cell Disease/ Bone marrow failure/ Aplastic Anemia/ Thalassemia Major
19.Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases/ HIV infection
20.Persons with disabilities due to Intellectual disabilities/ Muscular Dystrophy/ Acid attack with involvement of respiratory system/ Persons with disabilities having high support needs/ Multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness
The left out Healthcare and frontline workers will continue to get the vaccine (both registered and non-registered at all session sites.
The vaccination would be carried out from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at District Hospitals of Dimapur, Mokokchung, Mon, Phek, Zunheboto, Tuensang, Kiphire and Longleng. It would also be carried out at NHAK Kohima, UPHC Wokha town and CHC Jalukie.
Process of Registration and Vaccination
1.Self-registration can be done at Co-Win App, Arogya Setu App or log on to using your mobile number. One mobile number can register up to 4 beneficiaries. Onsite registration can be also availed at the session site. (Self-registration Option will be available from 9 AM, 1st March 2021)
2.All beneficiaries should carry a Photo ID for registration (Aadhar, Electoral Photo Identity card, Employment certificate, Official ID card, driving license, PAN card etc.)
3.Beneficiaries between 45-59 years will need to produce/ upload a certificate of comorbidity by a Registered Medical Practitioner in addition to PHOTO ID.
4.All beneficiaries will wear mask, sanitize hands at entry and maintain 2-meter physical distancing strictly.
5.Vaccines will be provided for free of cost at all government facilities.

The identified facilities have been selected only for the launch and more facilities will be open to public in a phase wise manner. (Page News Service)