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Persons with Disabilities in Nagaland requested to receive Covid vaccine

By EMN Updated: Mar 02, 2021 9:52 pm
Bengaluru: A medic administers COVID vaccine to a medical student during the first phase of the countrywide inoculation drive, in Bengaluru, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI)

Dimapur, March 2 (EMN): With the second phase of Covid-19 vaccination for senior citizens and people with comorbidities in the age bracket of 45-59 years having begun in Nagaland, the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), Diethono Nakhro, has requested PwDs, who are in the eligibility categories, to avail the inoculation.

Through a press release issued on Tuesday, Nakhro informed that comorbidities eligible for receiving vaccination include “blood disorders like sickle cell disease and thalassemia, people with multiple disabilities, including blindness and deafness, acid attack where respiratory tract involvement is there, muscular dystrophy, intellectual disabilities and disabled requiring high support needs (severe disabilities)”.

She informed that one can self-register through or register onsite along with a photo ID to avail the vaccines that will be provided free of cost at all government facilities.

 “In this regard, NGOs, churches, and concerned citizens in the various districts are also requested to kindly help eligible persons with disabilities register and get the vaccination,” she added.

By EMN Updated: Mar 02, 2021 9:52:31 pm