There was confusion over the vaccination drive being done in the Greater Hyderabad area. It has been announced that Government Vaccination centers will vaccinate all those above 18 years of age starting from Wednesday. As part of that, GHMC officials have made arrangements at 100 vaccine centers.
Those who come for the vaccine are told to come self-registered on the Cowin portal. There is no need to book slots and the beneficiaries can walk into the nearest vaccine center with their Id. Those above 18 years of age got themselves registered and walked into the nearest PHC only to get registered. Officials have sent away many saying that only those over 30 years of age will be vaccinated. They said they have no orders to vaccinate the 18-29 age group.
As a result, people under the age of 30 were sent back from vaccination centers. Those over the age of 18 are seen getting into an argument with the authorities at many vaccination centers. "When the vaccine is not given to everyone, it is better to inform in advance. Why do you waste time with false promises?" people are seen arguing with the officials and staff at many vaccination centers.