Those above 18 years of age can register for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 28.
WHERE SHOULD I REGISTER FOR THE VACCINATION?
Register on the Co-WIN Portal and schedule your vaccination appointment. https://www.cowin.gov.in/home
WHERE CAN I GET THE VACCINE FROM?
Vaccines are available from Government and Private Health Facilities as notified, known as COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs).
WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION OF ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARY?
Any of the below mentioned ID with Photo may be produced at the time of registration:
- Aadhaar Card
- Driving License
- Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card
- Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
- PAN Card
- Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office
- Pension Document
- Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/ State Govt./ Public Limited Companies
- Voter ID
- People with comorbidities will have to carry the certificate of comorbidities by a registered medical practitioner.
HOW DO I PRE-REGISTER MYSELF ONLINE FOR AN APPOINTMENT FOR VACCINATION?
Online registration and appointment can be done through Co-WIN portal.
You will have to give some basic information about yourself and details of your photo identification card to get yourself registered online.
From one mobile phone number, one can register 4 people, however, each person will need their own photo identification document.
If Aadhar card is used as identification document, consent will be obtained and recorded.
Through the portal, you can find out the list of available CVCs and dates and time of available vaccination slots, to book an appointment as per your choice. You will need an OTP verification prior to registration and a confirmation slip/token will be generated after registration. You will also get a confirmatory sms later.
WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION METHOD FOR PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL?
For all Private Hospitals, prior registration and appointment will be the only method of registration.
For Government hospitals, a proportion of slots will be available for online registration and appointment, the rest will be kept for on site registration and vaccination.
Appointments for any date for a Vaccination Center will be closed at 12:00 pm on the day prior to the date.
HOW DO I REGISTER ON THE SPOT AND GET VACCINATED?
Those who cannot get themselves registered online can contact their local Government health workers, who will help the beneficiaries to the Government CVC for on the spot registration, appointment, verification and vaccination on the same day.
Please ask your nearest Governmen health care worker to guide you about the nearest Government CVC where COVID vaccination will be available and the days of the week when this will be available.
You need to carry your mobile phone and a photo identification document to get yourself vaccinated. The workers in the Government CVC will help you to register on the spot, get appointment and get vaccinated on the same day.
WILL A PHOTO ID BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF VACCINATION?
The Photo ID produced at the time of registration must be produced and verified at the time of vaccination.
HOW WILL THE BENEFICIARY RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT DUE DATE OF VACCINATION?
Following online registration, beneficiary will receive SMS on their registered mobile number about the due date, place and time of vaccination.
WILL VACCINATED BENEFICIARIES RECEIVE INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF THEIR VACCINATION AFTER COMPLETION?
Yes. On getting due dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the beneficiary will receive SMS on their registered mobile number. After all doses of vaccine are administered, a QR code based certificate will also be sent to the registered mobile number of the beneficiary.
WILL I GET ANY CERTIFICATE THAT I AM VACCINATED?
Yes, a provisional certificate would be provided after the first dose. On completion of second dose, when you receive the message for completion of schedule it would include a link to download digital certificate of vaccination for your perusal. This certificate can be then be saved in the digi-locker.
WHICH COVID-19 VACCINES ARE LICENSED IN INDIA?
Two vaccines that have been granted emergency use authorization by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) in India are Covishield® (AstraZeneca’s vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin® (manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited).
SIMPLE STEPS TO REGISTER FOR VACCINATION –
Enter your mobile number or Aadhaar number.
You will receive an OTP on your mobile number. Enter OTP and click on ‘Verify’.
The registration page will appear. Enter your details (photo ID, name, gender, date of birth etc.) and click on ‘Register’.
Schedule your appointment. Search for vaccination centre using your pin code.
Get your COVID-19 vaccination.
You will receive a reference ID through which you can get your vaccination certificate.
(*Source – www.mohfw.gov.in)