June 19 last date for first dose for 45+, priority groups in Himachal

June 19 last date for first dose for 45+, priority groups in Himachal

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Tribune News Service

Shimla, June 9

The state government has set June 19 as the cut-off date for the first dose of the Covid vaccine for the over 45 years’ age category, healthcare workers, front line workers and other prioritised groups. “Persons falling in these categories may get the first dose of the vaccine before June 19,” said a spokesperson for the Health Department.

He said that vaccination sessions for the above 45 years and priority groups would be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday while Monday and Thursday (June 14 and 17) will be reserved for the 18-44 years age group,” he added.

The spokesperson said that vaccines shall be administered as per the state-approved strategy for tribal, hard and other areas. “Vaccination sessions can be published on the onsite registration mode, and the facilitated cohort mobilisation mode in tribal or hard areas with active cooperation of the local administration. In other areas, the slots can be booked online,” he added.

He said that the sessions would be published as per the prevailing guidelines between 2.30 pm and 3 pm, two days prior to the actual date. The manufacturers would announce the vaccine prices fixed for the private hospitals, as per the revised guidelines for the implementation of the National Covid Vaccination Programme.

“Private hospitals may take a maximum of Rs 150 per dose as service charges,” the spokesperson added.

He said that the the private hospitals could charge maximum of Rs 780 for a Covishield dose, Rs 1,410 for Covaxin and Rs 1,145 for Sputnik V.

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