How to register for coronavirus vaccination on Co-WIN portal

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NEW DELHI: As India kickstarted the next phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive for over 27 crore people, registration opened on the Co-WIN 2.0 portal at 9 am for citizens above 60 years and those aged 45 and above with comorbidities. Citizens will be able to register and book an appointment for coronavirus vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu.

Registration opened at 9 am today at www.cowin.gov.in. Appointments will be closed at 3 pm on the day for which the slots are opened. The vaccination centres are open from 9 am to 3 pm.

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In this phase, all people aged above 60 and those over 45 and with comorbidities will be able to get Covid-19 vaccine shots free of cost from over 10,000 government vaccination centres.

The coronavirus vaccine will be given free of cost at government hospitals, while people will have to pay for it at private facilities, except for Bihar. The Bihar government will bear the entire cost of the coronavirus vaccination even at private hospitals.

As India begins the next phase of vaccinations, here’s how you can register on the Co-WIN portal.

HOW TO REGISTER AT COWIN.GOV.IN AND APP:

*Log on to cowin.gov.in and enter your mobile number

*An OTP will be sent to your mobile number via an SMS

*Enter the OTP and click on the “verify” button

*Once the OTP is validated, the “Registration of Vaccination” page will open up

*Enter details required in the “Registration of Vaccination” page such as your photo ID proof. You will also be asked if you have any comorbidities. This can be answered by clicking on ‘yes’ or ‘no’

*Once the details are entered for registration, click “Register” button at the bottom right
You will receive a confirmation message on successful registration

*Once registration is done, you will be shown the “Account Details”. You can schedule your appointment from the “Account Details” page

*There will be a button indicating schedule appointment. Click on it and schedule your appointment and voila, you are done.

*Citizens are also allowed to add three more people linked with this mobile number by clicking on the “Add More” button at the bottom right side of the page. Enter all the details of the individuals to be included and then click on the “Add” button

To book your appointment or vaccination, you can also use the Aarogya Setu app. A separate tab has been created which will allow you to fill in some details like your name, age and sex and register yourself for the vaccination.

As India geared to kickstart the next phase of the nationwide coronavirus vaccination programme, PM Modi became the first citizen to be administered Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ at AIIMS, Delhi.

PM Modi tweeted on Monday morning that he took a coronavirus vaccine and appealed to those eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus infection.