The Centre has allowed limited on-site registration and appointments for Covid-19 vaccination for the 18-44 years age group in government centres. The step has been taken to utilise unused doses and minimise wastage. This will be in addition to the facility of online appointments provided for this population group. Private health facilities still have to go by online registration and appointments for vaccinating people in this age band. Besides, they will also continue to publish vaccination schedules exclusively with slots for online appointments. The additional feature will be used as per decisions of respective states and UTs. ‘In case of sessions exclusively organised with online slots, towards the end of the day, some doses may still be left unutilised in case the online appointees do not turn up due to any reason. In such cases, on-site registration of a few recipients may be necessary to minimise vaccine wastage,’ the health ministry said.
May 25, 2021, 11:30AM ISTSource: TOI.in