CoWin.gov.in Covid-19 Vaccine Registration
The second phase of COVID Vaccination in India is started from 1st March 2021. Government has set the age group and guidelines to all the ones who are eligibility to registration and vaccine administration. Covid-19 Vaccine Registration Started via CoWin.gov.in online portal. Here we have provided the complete details of When, Where & How the registration will be done and citizens will be vaccinated.
Who is eligible?
The second phase will vaccinate for two age groups:
- People who had attained the age of 60 years or above
- People who comes under age group of 45-59 years and have major health issues or specified co-morbidities as given by the government
List Of 20 Comorbidities
Heart failure with hospital admission in past one year
Kidney/Liver/Hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Recipient/ On wait-list
Post cardiac transplant/ Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
End stage Kidney Disease on haemodialysis/ CAPD
Significant Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVEF < 40%)
Current prolonged use of oral corticosteroids/ immunosuppressant medications
Moderate or Severe Valvular Heart Disease
Congenital heart disease with severe PAH or Idiopathic PAH
Severe respiratory disease with hospitalizations in last two years/ FEVI <50%
Coronary Artery Disease with past CABG/ PTCA/ MI and Hypertension/ Diabetes on treatment
Lymphoma/ Leukaemia/ Myeloma
Angina and Hypertension/ Diabetes treatment
Diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after July 1, 2020 or currently on any cancer therapy
CT/MRI documented stroke and Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
Sickle Cell Disease/ Bone marrow failure/ Aplastic Anemia/ Thalassemia Major
Pulmonary artery hypertension and Hypertension/ Diabetes on treatment
Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases/ HIV infection
Diabetes (>10 years or with complication) and Hypertension on treatment
Persons with disabilities due to Intellectual disabilities/ Muscular Dystrophy/ Acid attack with involvement of respiratory system/ Persons with disabilities having high support needs/ Multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness
How to register?
People need to register themselves under Covid-19 Vaccine Registration before getting the vaccine.
Self-registration can be done on www.cowin.gov.in and Aarogya Setu app using a mobile number and OTP. You can do 4 registrations from one number.
These portals will show the available COVID vaccination centres (CVCs) in the vicinity and beneficiaries can choose a centre and appointment as per their preference.
On-site (Offline) registrations are available for people not connected to internet. They can simply go to any nearest COVID-19 vaccination centre and get themselves registered and vaccinated. This facility is available in government and empanelled private hospitals.
Which documents are required for registration?
Eligible beneficiaries are required to carry any one government ID proof having photograph in it from the following:
- Aadhaar Card
- Driving License
- PAN Card
- Pension Passbook
- NPR Smart Card
- Voter ID
Additionally, those with co-morbidities within the age group of 45-59 years will have to produce a medical certificate certified by a registered medical practitioner. This certificate can also be uploaded on the online portal during registration.
What is the cost of the vaccine?
Vaccination is free of cost at government hospitals and government also capped private hospitals that they cannot charge more than ₹250 per dose. So, total 2 doses course will cost you ₹500.
Where can you get vaccinated?
The vaccine is available in all government hospitals and many other vaccination centers are made in which people will be vaccinated. You can get all the details of Vaccination centers on cowin.gov.in. Currently, from the private sector, only hospitals empanelled under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) and Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) are allowed to participate.
Beneficiaries won’t be told which vaccine is available at the chosen centre during registration. This information will be conveyed only at the centre.
Once the beneficiary is registered and gets the first vaccine shot, a digital QR Code-based provisional certificate will be issued. Final certificate will be issued after taking the second dose. These certificates can be downloaded from the link shown in the SMS received by the beneficiary.
You can read health workers’ experiences on taking the COVID vaccine here.