All you need to know to get the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

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Covishield and COVAXIN are the two Covid-19 vaccine which are being used by government for massive immunisation programme across India. After successfully completion of first phase of vaccination covering all front line warriors, government has started second phase of vaccination for people above 60 years of age and people above 45 years of age with co-morbidities.

Hospitals in Hyderabad
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) website (click here), following is the list of private hospitals in Hyderabad which are providing vaccination for Covid-19.

  1. ABC Hospital
  2. Apollo Hospitals
  3. CARE Hospitals
  4. Gayatri Vidya Parishad Institute of Health Care and Medical Technology
  5. HCG Pinnacle Cancer Centre
  6. Indus Hospitals
  7. Mahatma Gandhi Cancer & Research Institute
  8. Mycure Hospitals
  9. Pinnacle Hospitals
  10. Seven Hills Hospital
  11. Lalitha Superspeciality Hospital Private Limited
  12. Omega Hospitals
  13. Virinchi Hospitals
  14. Nephroplus Banjara Hills Centre
  15. Medicover Hospitals

Who are eligible to take Covid vaccine in second phase?

  1. citizens above 60 years of age+
  2. People above 45 years of age with co-morbidities.
    How much will it cost for a vaccine?

Vaccine is free at government hospitals and at private hospitals, its price has been capped at Rs.250 per dose which includes Rs.100 as service charge. The beneficiary will have to show a photo ID document for proof of age (preferably Aadhar card or EPIC card) and a certificate of co-morbidity (if required).

Do I need to register for getting vaccinated?
Registration is required to receive the vaccine doses. Eligible beneficiaries can register themselves by any of the three modes provided by the government-online (https://www.cowin.gov.in/home), on-site and facilitated cohort registration. Arogya Setu App can also be used for getting registered.

List of Co-morbidities covered?
The government has prepared a list of 20 co-morbidities, including Diabetes and Heart Failure with hospital admission in the past one year, prioritised in the third phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive.

The co-morbidities include
i. Heart failure with hospital admission in past one year
ii. Post Cardiac Transplant/Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
iii. Significant left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVEF10 years OR with complications) and Hypertension
iv. Kidney/ Liver/ Hematopoietic stem cell transplant
v. End stage kidney disease on haemodialysis/CAPD
vi. Current prolonged use of oral corticosteroids/immunosuppressant medications
vii. Decompensated cirrhosis
viii. Severe respiratory disease with hospitalisations in last two years/FEV1

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