Adhaar card not mandatory for vaccination

Adhaar card not mandatory for vaccination


ovid-19 vaccination drive is active for people aged above 18 can get vaccinated. Whereas a long queue was also observed for vaccination registration. On the other hand people are required to show their Identity proof and permanent residency certificate or Adhaar card for getting vaccinated. Whereas The Uttar Pradesh Government has made these I'd as "Not mandatory" to show for getting vaccinated for the age group between 18 to 44 years.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued a new instruction to inoculate the citizens of the State stating that the Adhaar card and permanent residence certificate will not be mandatory for getting the jab. Whereas all permanent, as well as non permanent residents of the state, will be elected to get vaccinated.

These directives came after the UP Government received flak for mandating that the beneficiaries must produce a local address proof to get the vaccination. The Government websites of Uttar Pradesh with vaccine date booking facility showed only slots for Uttar Pradesh residents. Address proof like Aadhar Card, passport, driving licence, ration card and voter ID was also made mandatory for getting vaccinated.

According to the State official, Uttar Pradesh recorded 18,125 new Covid-19 cases, while 329 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 16,372.