Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Guidelines for Near to Home COVID Vaccination Centres (NHCVC) for Elderly & Differently Abled Citizens shared by Union Health Ministry with States/UTs
Community-based approach, vaccination sessions nearer to home e.g. at Community Centre, RWA Centre, Group Housing Society Centre, Panchayat Ghar, School buildings etc.
All 60+ citizens with no vaccination or first dose vaccination along with all citizens below 60 years with disabilities are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination at NHCVC
Key learnings from Universal Immunization Programme to be used for reaching the Elderly & Differently Abled citizens under NHCVC
Posted On: 27 MAY 2021 4:47PM by PIB Delhi
The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC) has recommended the proposal by a Technical Expert Committee of the Union Ministry on the guidelines for Near to Home COVID Vaccination Centres (NHCVC) for Elderly & Differently Abled Citizens. These recommendations have also been accepted by the Union Ministry of Health. NHCVC for Elderly & Differently-abled citizens would follow a community-based, flexible and people-centric approach, bringing the COVID Vaccination Centres nearer to homes.
The Technical Expert Committee’s recommendations are aimed to ensure vaccination of Senior Citizens and Differently Abled population having limited mobility due to their physical condition. The recommendations are in response to the need to increase access by bringing vaccination services closer to the community while maintaining all necessary precautions and safety measures, as per the Operational Guidelines and Advisories issued from time to time.
These Near to Home COVID Vaccination Centres will be organized specially for the below mentioned eligible population while vaccination for all other age groups will continue at the existing CVCs.
Eligible population for COVID-19 vaccination at NHCVC will include:
i. All individuals above 60 years age with no vaccination or first dose vaccination.
ii. All individuals below 60 years with disability due to physical or medical conditions.
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has communicated the detailed guidelines to all the States and UTs.
These guidelines include:
The guidelines also include details regarding:
The Union Health Ministry has advised all States and UTs to direct the concerned officials to take note of these recommendations and undertake prompt necessary action for their detailed planning and effective implementation under the ongoing National COVID-19 Vaccination drive.
(Release ID: 1722164)