Jaipur: Following the central government directives, the Rajasthan government has allowed on-spot registration for vaccination for people in the 18-45 age group. The people in this age group will not mandatorily have to register online and can apply for walk-in registration on the spot. The Rajasthan health department issued a notice in this regard on Tuesday. The new orders will come into effect on Wednesday.
A senior health department officer said that many people used to register online and assigned slots at vaccination centres, but they didn’t show up. This was causing vaccination wastage.
“Now, people would be able to visit the vaccination centres without having to register online. However, they will need on-spot registration,” said the officer.
Many health experts were however concerned that this might lead to overcrowding at vaccination centres. The state is already facing a shortage of doses.
As per the new rules, priority will be given to those who register online, but someone doesn’t show up even after online registration, the vaccination centres will be allowed to accept on-spot registrations.
This has come as a big relief to people, particularly in rural areas, who didn’t know how to register for vaccination online.
Rajasthan reported a dip in new Covid-19 positive cases on Tuesday. Only 3404 cases were reported, while 15,635 people recovered and discharged from hospitals.