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COVID-19 Phase 3 vaccination registration for 18 yrs and above opens today How to register

How to register for COVID-19 vaccination

As India witnesses a surge in coronavirus cases, it has made a decision to allow everyone above18years of age to get vaccinated from May 1.

While those aged18to 44 years will be eligible to receive vaccination on payment from any of the private COVID vaccination centres (CVCs), citizens below 45 years shall also be eligible to receive a jab from a government CVC in a state or Union Territory which decides to lower the minimum cut off age for eligibility. COVID-19 vaccine makers can supply 50 per cent of their stock to states and private hospitals. As of 7 AM, while registering for vaccination, it shows - Registration is open only for individuals with age 45 years or older (birth year 1976 or earlier).

"Registration for 18 plus to begin on http://cowin.gov.in, Aarogya Setu App & UMANG App at 4 PM on 28th April". The registration will be done with the help of mobile number.

Following the verification of your mobile number with OTP, register yourself with required details such as name, age, gender and photo ID.

-Search a vaccination centre of choice by state, district, block and pin code.

Amidst a massive shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in India, the central government is opening up vaccination for all adults in the country from 1st May as part of the third phase of the vaccination drive.

The vaccination drive now includes two COVID-19 vaccines, namely Covaxin that has been developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and Covishield that has been developed by the Oxford-AstraZeneca and is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII).

If you do not want to use the CoWIN portal via a Web browser, you can use the Aarogya Setu app on your phone to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

-Under the CoWIN icon, you can see four options - Vaccine Information, Vaccination, Vaccination Certificate, Vaccination Dashboard.

With the second wave of COVID-19 ravaging India, quick vaccination for the majority of the population is the only way out of this situation. It also depends on where you choose to be vaccinated.

-You can register a maximum of 4 beneficiaries through the Aarogya Setu app.