Covid Vaccination: Vaccine registration for all adults to start April 28, says govt
The central government had announced that the vaccination for those above 18 years will begin across the country from May 1 as part of the third phase of the inoculation drive. All Indian adults eligible can register on the government’s Co-WIN portal, cowin.gov.in, or the Aarogya Setu app to get their coronavirus vaccine. There is no app for the CoWIN site, and registrations can only be done through the website.
The inoculation process and documents to be submitted to get the jab remains the same.
Certain modifications, including the age criteria and a few other features, have been done and the CoWIN platform is ready to meet the rising demand as is expected once the vaccination for all is opened up, an official said.
Here’s how to register for Covid vaccine online:
Users need to register for the Covid-19 vaccine online before going to the hospitals and getting their first dose.
Once the registration process for phase 3 begins(on 28 april), users can head to the CoWIN portal and Aargya Setu app to register for the Covid-19 vaccine. There is no App for CoWin Portal. To register, check the steps mentioned here.
Registration through CoWIN portal:
→ Fill your mobile number, select Get OTP. An OTP should arrive on your mobile number. Type the OTP, and click on Verify.
→ On the Register for Vaccination page, put all the details, including photo ID proof, name, gender, and year of birth. Click on Register.
→ Once registered, you will get the option to schedule an appointment, Click on Schedule next to the name of the person registered. (If you are above 45 then you can head directly to the Govt. Hospital for free vaccination after successful registraion)
→ Enter your pin code and hit Search. The centres in the pin code will show up, select the date and time and click on Confirm.
You can add up to four members through one login. It is easy to reschedule your appointment; the process is similar to how you schedule it.
Registration through Aarogya Setu app:
→ Open the Aarogya Setu app, then click on CoWIN tab on the home screen
→ Select Vaccination Registration, then enter phone number, then enter OTP
→ Click on Verify, you will be directed to the Registration of Vaccination page
Follow the same steps as mentioned in the ‘Process for registration through CoWIN portal’ guide.
Free Vaccination or Paid Vaccination?
Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Assam have so far announced that they will provide free Covid-19 vaccines to all adults above 18. Other states such as Rajasthan have urged the Centre to provide free vaccines for all. (Free Vaccination for the age above 45 years in Govt. Hospitals)
Vaccine manufacturers would supply 50 per cent of their monthly Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) released doses to the government of India and would be free to supply the remaining 50 per cent doses to state governments and in the open market.
For government of India vaccination centres, the eligible population would be the same, which exists today, that is healthcare workers (HCWs), frontline workers (FLWs) and population above 45 years of age.