COVID-19 vaccine registration for those above 18 to begin at 4 p.m. on April 28
The registration for Covid-19 vaccination for all above 18 years of age has begun on the Co-WIN portal and Aarogya Setu app. As the registration for vaccinations begins today, here’s how citizens in the 18-45 age group can register themselves on Co-Win portal, and Aarogya Setu app.
The registration for COVID-19 vaccination for citizens in the 18-44 age group started on April 28. All adults in the country are eligible to receive the jabs from May 1.
The vaccination registrations are expected to increase sharply in view of India’s ambitious move to expand the inoculation programme amidst the second wave of the pandemic.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan urged the people through social media to register themselves for the vaccination drive that will begin from May 1.”Calling all citizens aged 18+ to gear up to get vaccinated against COVID-19 May 1 onwards. Registrations open up tomorrow, Apr 28 (sic),” he tweeted.
Those in the age group of 18-44 years can register from April 28; the registrations have started from 4:00 pm onwards. You can log into the Co-WIN portal using the link http://www.cowin.gov.in and click on the “Register/Sign In yourself” tab to register for the COVID-19 vaccination. Alternatively, you can also register for vaccination through the Aarogya Setu App.
No. The link is open only for registration. The appointments or scheduling of vaccination will be available from May 1 onwards.
The government says that citizens aged 18-44 years should mandatorily register themselves and schedule appointments online before vaccination. On-spot registration or walk-in facility is currently not allowed at private hospitals for the 18-44 years age group.
Will I get an appointment after May 1?
From May 1, state governments and private hospitals will procure 50 percent of total doses directly from the open market to vaccinate the 18-44 year age group. The availability of slots will depend on the availability of doses.
Due to limited doses, several states will have their own priority groups within the 18-44 years age group. This state-specific information will soon get reflected on the Co-win when you can make appointments.
Is there any registration charge to be paid?
No, there is no registration charge.
How many people can be registered in the Co-WIN portal through one mobile number?
Up to 4 people can be registered for vaccination using the same mobile number
Can I register for vaccination without an Adhar Card
Yes, you can register on the Co-WIN portal using any of the following ID proofs: Aadhaar card ; Driving License; PAN card; Passport; Pension Passbook; NPR Smart Card; and Voter ID (EPIC).
Can I check the price of the vaccine?
Yes. The system from May 1 will show the price of the vaccine below the name of the vaccination centre at the time of scheduling an appointment.
If one citizen is aged 45 or above and another citizen is aged 18 to 44 years and both want to schedule a combined appointment, then only private paid vaccination centres or vaccination centres as per state’s policy will be made available. However, it may happen that some hospitals which are catering to people with 45 years or more may not allow the booking of appointments for people with lesser age. In that case you may make bookings one by one.