Director General of Civil Aviation in India has said that pilots and crew members are not eligible to fly out for 48 hours after the vaccination. Following to the vaccination, aircrew is considered ‘medically unfit’ for almost 2 days.
In case there is any reaction even after 48 hours of the vaccination then physician must be contacted for the necessary treatment. By aviation regulatory body, it has been said “Such pilots can be declared unfit for flying duties provided they are asymptomatic without any medication and a ‘medical cure certificate’ to this effect be obtained”
From 16th January, Coronavirus vaccination drive has started in India. In the beginning, frontline workers and healthcare workers have been vaccinated. Second phase has started from 1st March. In this phase, people over the age of 60 are going to be vaccinated. In addition, people over 45 years with co-morbidity can go for the vaccination also.
In the first phase, vaccines are given through government approved hospitals and vaccination centers only. However, private hospitals have been allowed to offer the vaccine in the second phase. From the private hospitals, you can get the vaccine in minimal cost. In case of government hospitals, vaccines are given free of cost. So far, 2, 30, 08,733 people have been given a vaccine.