How To Register For Your COVID Vaccination
By Vaibhavi Dahake
23 April 2021
The Government of India has announced phase 3 of the vaccination drive in the country amidst the steep spike in COVID-19 cases. All citizens aged above 18 will be eligible for vaccination starting May 1. Currently, only citizens above the age of 45 were allowed to take the vaccine.
How to register for the COVID-19 vaccine online?
Once the registration process for phase 3 begins, users can head to the CoWIN portal and Aargya Setu app to register for the vaccine.
The vaccination drive currently offers two COVID-19 vaccines, That are Covaxin by Bharat Bio-tech and Covishield by Serum Institute. To register, follow the steps mentioned below.
Process for registration through CoWIN portal:
1. Head to the CoWIN website, click on Register/Sign in Yourself 2. Enter your mobile number, click on Get OTP. and verify your Number.
3. On the Register for Vaccination page, enter all the details, including photo ID proof, name, gender, and year of birth. and register. 4. Once done, you will get the option to schedule an appointment, Schedule an oppo.
5. Enter your pin code and hit Search. The centers in the pin code will show up, select the date and time and click on Confirm.
You can add up to four members through one login. It is easy to reschedule your appointment; the process is similar to how you schedule it
Each citizen has to take two shots of the vaccine.
The CoWIN portal says that the second dose of Covaxin should be taken between 28 days to 42 days after the first dose. The second dose of Covishield should be taken between 28 days to 56 days after the first dose.
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