Mumbai: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued new instructions, stating that Aadhaar card and permanent residency proof are not mandatory for vaccination for the 18-44 age group
These instructions were given after the UP government was criticised for directing the beneficiaries would have to provide proof of local address to get the JAB. Uttar Pradesh government websites with vaccine date booking facility only showed slots for UP residents.
While address proofs like Aadhaar, passport, driving license, ration card and voter card etc were also made mandatory for getting the vaccine.
However, now all permanent and nonpermanent residents of the state in the 18-44 age bracket will be eligible for the vaccination drive.
Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad informed on Wednesday, that the third phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive which began in 11 districts of the state has seen 2.16 lakh getting their first dose in the 18-44 category so far.
Meanwhile, UP has recorded 18,125 fresh COVID19 cases pushing the infection count to 15,63,238, while 329 new fatalities pushed the death toll 16,372, as per state officials.