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Apollo hospital confirms COVID-19 vaccine rollout for 18-44 age group from May 1

While the Centre will continue vaccinating those aged above 45 years, those aged between 18 and 44 years will have to wait for free vaccination for now. They can visit private vaccination centres and get the COVID-19 vaccine jab after registering through CoWin app.

April 30, 2021 / 09:46 PM IST
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Apollo Hospital confirmed on April 30 that it will start vaccinating beneficiaries aged 18 to 44 years from May 1 at limited centres across the country. The private hospitals will be among the first to begin vaccinating citizens aged above 18 years.

Covishield shots will be available at Apollo, the hospital authorities have said.

The Apollo group said: “Realising the criticality of vaccinating the citizens to mitigate the impact of the second wave of COVID-19 infections, Apollo Hospitals has taken the initiative and made arrangements to procure the vaccines directly from the manufacturers, as per the government directive.”

From May 1, 2021, the third phase of India’s coronavirus vaccination drive is beginning, under which all persons aged above 18 will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.COVID-19 Vaccine | No walk-in facilities, CoWin registration must for beneficiaries aged 18-45 yrs