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Registration for next phase of COVID19 Vaccination open

The next phase of the world’s largest vaccination drive for the age appropriate population groups commenced from 1st March 2021.

The Government of India has supplied two COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield & Covaxin, free of cost to the States/UTs to vaccinate Health Care Workers (HCWs) and Front Line Workers (FLWs) and will also be able to cover the next priority group i.e. 60 years plus age group and the age group of 45 to 59 years suffering from Pre-Specified Co-Morbidities.

Who are eligible for COVID vaccination 

All citizens that are aged, or will attain the age of, 60 years or more as on 1st January 2022 are eligible to register in addition to all such citizens that are aged, or will attain the age of, 45 years to 59 years as on 1st January 2022, and have any of the specified 20 comorbidities, as follows. 

List of Specified Comorbidities for determination of eligibility of citizens in age group 45 to 59 years

  1. Heart Failure with hospital admission in past one year
  2. Post Cardiac Transplant/Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
  3. Significant Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVEF <40%)
  4. Moderate or Severe Valvular Heart Disease
  5. Congenital heart disease with severe PAH or Idiopathic PAH
  6. Coronary Artery Disease with past CABG/PTCA/MI AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
  7. Angina AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
  8. CT/MRI documented stroke AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
  9. Pulmonary artery hypertension AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
  10. Diabetes (> 10 yearsORwith complications) AND Hypertension on treatment
  11. Kidney/ Liver/ Hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Recipient/On wait-list
  12. End Stage Kidney Disease on haemodialysis/ CAPD
  13. Current prolonged use of oral corticosteroids/ immunosuppressant medications
  14. Decompensated cirrhosis
  15. Severe respiratory disease with hospitalizations in last two years/FEV1 <50%
  16. Lymphoma/ Leukaemia/ Myeloma
  17. Diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after 1st July 2020 OR currently on any cancer therapy
  18. Sickle Cell Disease/ Bone marrow failure/ Aplastic Anemia/ Thalassemia Major
  19. Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases/ HIV infection
  20. 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 book for COVID vaccination

Registration is open at 9:00 am on 1st March 2021 at  www.cowin.gov.in.

Citizens will be able to register and book and appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the COWIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu etc.

There will be only one live appointment for a beneficiary at any point of time for each dose. Appointments for any date for a COVID Vaccination Center will be closed at 3:00 pm on that day for which the slots were opened.  For example, for 1st March the slots will be open from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm on 1st March, and the appointments can be booked anytime before that, subject to availability. However, on 1st March an appointment can also be booked for any future date for which vaccination slots are available. A slot for second dose will also be booked at the same COVID Vaccination Center on 29th day of the date of appointment of the 1st dose. If a beneficiary cancels a first dose appointment, then appointment of both doses will be cancelled.

The eligible persons will be able to register at the COWIN 2.0 portal through their mobile number, through a step by step process. With one mobile number, a person can register as many as four beneficiaries. However, all those registered on one mobile number will have nothing in common except the mobile number. The Photo ID Card Number for each such beneficiary must be different. Either of the following Photo Identity Documents can be used by citizens for availing of online registration–

  • Aadhar Card/Letter
  • Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • NPR Smart Card
  • Pension Document with photograph 

To access the User Guide for the Citizen Registration & Appointment for Vaccination, click here

Empanelled agencies for COVID vaccination

The list of all the private Private COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) emapanlled by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Health Authority, click here          

Cost of the COVID vaccine

The Central Government shall procure all the vaccines and supply them free of cost to the States and UTs who in turn will disburse them further to the Government and Private COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs).

All vaccines provided to beneficiaries at the Government Health Facilities will be entirely free of cost, while Private Facilities cannot charge the beneficiary a sum above Rs. 250 per person per dose (Rs 150/- for vaccines and Rs 100/- as operational charges).

Private Hospitals are to remit the cost of vaccine doses allotted to them in a designated account of National Health Authority (NHA).

Source : PIB

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