Foreign nationals now elgible for COVID-19 vaccination in India

| Updated: August 10, 2021 2:23 pm

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has made the foreign nationals residing in India to register on CoWin portal and get vaccinated against COVID-19. Their passport can be used as identity document for the purpose of slot registration on the portal. Once they are registered on the portal, they will get a slot for their vaccination dose.

According to the statement of ministry, 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 further transmission of coronavirus.

A significant number of foreign nationals are lining in India, especially in metropolitan areas. These areas are prone to spread COVID-19 due to higher population density. To avoid any possibility of such occurrence, it is important to vaccinate all eligible people, the statement read.

The decision has been made to ensure safety from COVID-19 in the nation.

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