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Govt approves ‘At Home’ vaccination for specially abled

by Vaishali Sharma

People with disabilities, special needs, or other physical limitations who would otherwise be unable to attend Covid vaccination centres can now receive vaccinations in their homes.

The Centre has asked states and UTs to facilitate vaccination for such people at home under supervision. Special needs will include persons who are bed-ridden or with restricted mobility. “We have written to all states on September 22. This is to ensure equitable citizen-centric approach to vaccination. Any person willing to get vaccinated and who cannot travel to the vaccination centre, we have made this arrangement for them,” health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Thursday.

“Customised citizen-friendly interventions like near-to-home Covid vaccination centres (NHCVCs) for elderly and differently-abled citizens were started in May and detailed SOPs issued in this regard to all states and UTs. So far, 16.13 crore doses have been administered (to this category of vaccine recipients),” he said.

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