The second phase of Covid-19 vaccination in India commenced on Monday, covering people over 60 and above. Even those above the age of 45 years who have illnesses will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccines. Phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccination drive will cover 10 crore people across the country. So far, around 1.45 crore people have received Covid-19 shots.
Registering – 1st step and can be done in 3 ways:
The Central government has said that states were explained the three methods of registration i.e. advance self-registration, onsite registration, and facilitated cohort registration.
Registrations are set to open at 9:00 am today at www.cowin.gov.in and the Aarogya Setu app and citizens will be able to register and book, an appointment for Covid-19 vaccinations.
On-site registrations allow those people who can’t self-register in advance or for someone who does not have access to a smartphone or internet to walk into the identified Covid-19 vaccination sites and get themselves registered on-site and vaccinated. This facility will be made available in both government and empanelled private hospitals.
Facilitated cohort registration:
Under this facility, the state or UT government will take a proactive lead. Specific dates for vaccination against the novel coronavirus will be decided where target groups of potential beneficiaries will be vaccinated.
Documents needed for getting Covid vaccine
Eligible beneficiaries, regardless of the mode of access, must carry any one of the following photo-ID document:
- Aadhar Card
- Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
- The Photo ID card specified at the time of registration in case of online registration (if not Aadhar or EPIC)
- Certificate of co-morbidity for citizens in the age group of 45 years to 59 years (signed by a registered medical practitioner)
Cost of Covid vaccination
The Covid-19 vaccination will be free at the government facilities and paid at private facilities. The Centre has capped the price of Covid vaccines at private hospitals at ₹250 per shot.