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Foreign nationals are now eligible for Vaccination in India

Passport of foreign nationals residing in India to be identity document from registration on Cowin portal In a landmark initiative to ensure safety from COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to allow foreign nationals residing in India to get registered on Cowin portal to take COVID-19 vaccine. They can use their passport as an identity document for registration on the CoWIN portal. Once they are registered on this portal, they will get a slot for vaccination.

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A significant number of foreign nationals are living in India, especially in large metropolitan areas. In these areas, the potential of spread of Covid-19 is high due to higher population density. To counter any possibility of such occurrence, it is important to vaccinate all eligible persons.

This initiative will ensure the safety of foreign nationals residing in India. It will also bring down the possibilities of further transfer of infection from unvaccinated persons residing in India. It will also ensure overall safety from the further transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

The National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme is being implemented across all states and Union Territories since 16th January 2021. The vaccination program in its current phase covers all citizens aged 18 years and above. As of 9th August 2021, India has administered more than 51 crore vaccine doses across the country.

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