All those who are 18 years of age and above can now register themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine from today at 4 pm on the government’s Cowin platform( cowin.gov.in, the Aarogya Setu app, and the Umang App) government gears up to launch the third phase of the immunization drive on May 1. Registration for the COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory and it requires eligible people to have valid Indian identity proof such as an Aadhaar card or a PAN card. India last reported over 350,000 cases in a day, the highest in the world. Amid deadly Covid-19 second wave surge, the Centre had said that all Indian adults will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine starting May 1. The inoculation process and documents to be provided to get the jab to remain the same.
It is to be noted that the government has made it mandatory for the 18-44 age group to register themselves on the Cowin portal and get an appointment for vaccination against coronavirus, saying walk-ins will not be allowed initially to avoid "chaos" at immunization centers once the inoculations drive opens up substantially.
From May 1, the present system of private COVID-19 vaccination centers receiving doses from the government and charging up to Rs 250 per dose from people will cease to exist and private hospitals will procure directly from vaccine manufacturers. However, those aged 45 years and above can still avail the facility of on-site registration to get vaccinated.
Here's how and where you can register yourself & your family members for the third phase of the Covid-19 vaccination:---- Read More...