By LE Staff
New Delhi, March 1: Sitting and retired judges of the Supreme Court will be administered the Covid-19 vaccine starting Tuesday. The judges’ families will also get inoculated in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Central government, a statement issued by the Union Health Ministry said.
The ministry said the vaccination will be done entirely through the Co-Win system and the government facility within the Supreme Court precinct will be used to carry out the drive. The judges and their families have the option of getting the jabs at the Supreme Court complex or any hospital listed by the government.
The Supreme Court registry has arranged a vaccination facility at the court complex, according to sources.
The cost of vaccination will be as per Central government’s guidelines, the sources said. Private hospitals can charge up to ₹250 per shot.
The Health Ministry, however, said the judges will not have an option to choose which vaccine they want to take – Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, or Covishield developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.