COVID-19 vaccine registration will be open to all adults in India from 16:00 today

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Registration of vaccines against COVID-19 in India for people between the ages of 18 and 44 will start at 16:00 today (Wednesday, April 28). This will be phase 3 of vaccination in India, which will extend the existing criteria for vaccination of people over 45 years of age. Registration for vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory and requires eligible people to have a valid Indian identity card such as an Aadhaar card or PAN card. India last reported more than 350,000 cases a day, the highest in the world.

The government will begin the registration process for people between the ages of 18 and 44 at 4 p.m. CoWIN portal as well Aarogia Setu and Umang applications, the official MyGovIndia account tweet on Wednesday. It was initially announced that registration would begin live at midnight (12 noon), but was postponed to 4 p.m.

After registration, vaccination driving for all eligible people will begin on May 1. However, this will depend on the availability of vaccines. The appointments in state state centers and private centers will depend on how many vaccination centers are ready on May 1 for vaccination of people over 18 years of age, the MyGovIndia account published.

How do I register for the COVID-19 vaccine?

Online registration for COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for people between the ages of 18 and 44, according to Frequently Asked Questions on the CoWIN portal. This means that, unlike people over the age of 45, people between the ages of 18 and 44 are unlikely to qualify for on-site registration (entry meeting).

You must have a mobile number to register online for the COVID-19 vaccination. The government also requires a valid Indian identity card. This can be your Aadhaar card, driver’s license, PAN card, passport, pension book, NPR smart card or voter’s ID card (identity card with a photo of e-elector). As mentioned, you can register on the CoWIN portal or through the Aarogya Setu or Umang app.

Steps for registration for vaccination against COVID-19 through the CoWIN portal

Once the registration of the COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18-44 begins, eligible citizens will be able to register online for an appointment. Here’s how you can do it.

  1. Enter your mobile number and press Take OTP button. A one-time password (OTP) will reach your phone.

  2. Enter the OTP you received on your phone and click Check.

  3. Now enter details such as your name, gender and year of birth. Click on I’m registering.

  4. Click on Schedule to the name of the person registered to book an appointment for vaccination.

  5. Enter your PIN and click Search. You will see the available centers for your PIN.

  6. You can also look for a vaccine center by selecting your state and area.

  7. Select the center and date and time for the vaccination and press Confirm.

You can add up to four family members through one registration. However, it is important to note that if one person over the age of 45 and others between the ages of 18 and 44 wish to schedule a combined hour, then only private paid vaccination centers or vaccination centers will be provided according to government policy. .

Registration steps for the COVID-19 vaccine via the Aarogya Setu application

If you do not want to use the CoWIN portal via a web browser, you can use the Aarogya Setu application on your phone to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Below are the steps you can follow to register with the app.

  1. Open the Aarogya Setu app.
  2. Go to CoWIN from the home screen.
  3. Choose Vaccination registration and enter your phone number to get OTP.
  4. Tap Check. You will be directed to the Vaccination Registration page.
  5. Now follow the same steps as mentioned above to register through the CoWIN portal.

The vaccine currently includes two vaccines against COVID-19, namely Covaxin, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and Covishield, developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Indian Serum Product Institute (SII).

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