• The authorities, when it launched its vaccination programme on January 16, ensured that military personnel concerned in lively obligation additionally get vaccinated because the nation in its first section had determined to inoculate healthcare staff in addition to frontline staff.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:28 PM IST

Veterans and their dependents will obtain vaccines towards the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) at service hospitals beginning subsequent week, the Indian Army mentioned on Saturday. The announcement comes as India is reaching the milestone of 20.6 million vaccinations in a span of 50 days. The authorities, when it launched its vaccination programme on January 16, ensured that military personnel concerned in lively obligation additionally get vaccinated because the nation in its first section had determined to inoculate healthcare staff in addition to frontline staff.

Here are is how military veterans will likely be vaccinated:

  • Starting subsequent week, 3.2 million ex-servicemen are scheduled to obtain their vaccinations.
  • Dependents of those ex-servicemen, which embody their spouses, are additionally eligible for the vaccines.
  • Children, sons in addition to single and divorced daughters, are additionally eligible for vaccination. Sons, who’re above the age of 25 or if they’ve began incomes (whichever is earlier), will likely be eligible.
  • Parents of ex-servicemen, who’ve a month-to-month revenue of lower than 9,000, are eligible for vaccination. Ex-servicemen who’ve kids with disabilities will even be eligible for the vaccination.
  • There are at the moment 2.Three million such dependents, an individual acquainted with the developments informed HT earlier within the day.
  • The official additionally mentioned that dependents will likely be vaccinated towards Covid-19 provided that they’re eligible.
  • Armed forces medical services which is able to administer Covid-19 vaccines are at the moment being registered on the Co-WIN platform.
  • On Day 1 of the nation’s vaccination drive, 3,129 healthcare staff of the Indian Army have been vaccinated.

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