People over 18 years of age can register for the Covid-19 vaccine through the CoWIN platform or the Aarogya Setu app.
The central government has confirmed that from April 28, 2021, people above 18 years of age can register for the Covid-19 vaccine. After this, people above 18 years of age will be able to take the vaccine from May 1. Till now the vaccine was being given to people above 45 years of age and people from frontline workers like health sector etc.
In some reports about the registration of the vaccine, it was being claimed that people above 18 years of age could register from April 24. But denying this, the government confirmed that registration will start from April 28. All people can register on the CoWIN platform or through the Aarogya Setu app. So let’s know how you can register for a vaccine for the entire process.
How to register through the CoWIN portal
1- First open the CoWIN website and click on Register / Sign in.
2- Enter your mobile number and then click on Get OTP. After receiving the OTP, place it on the site and click on ‘Verify’.
3- After this, ‘Register for Vaccination’ page, enter all your information along with your photo ID proof, name, gender, date of birth.
4- You will get the option to schedule an appointment after registering. Click on the ‘Schedule’ button next to the name of the person for whom you have registered.
5- Enter your PIN code and then click on Search. After this, the centers added with that PIN code will be visible to you.
6- After this, you select the date and time and click on ‘Confirm’.
For your information, let us know that a user can register four members for vaccination with one login and can also reschedule the appointment easily.
Don’t get misguided by rumours/news stating that registration for vaccination of 18+ citizens to start from 24th April 2021! The registrations will start on the #CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu App from 28th April 2021 onwards. Stay informed, stay safe! #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/i2SwCyRgFY
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) April 22, 2021
How to register with Aarogya Setu app
1- First open the Aarogya Setu app and then click on the CoWIN tab given on the home screen.
2- Then select ‘Vaccination Registration’ and then enter your phone number. You will get an OTP and then you can validate yourself with his help.
3- In order to do this, ‘Register for Vaccination’ will open where you will have to provide photo ID proof, name, gender, date of birth etc. along with all your information. After this you click on ‘Register’.
4- After registering, you will get the option to schedule an appointment. Click on the ‘Schedule’ button next to the name.
5- Enter your PIN code and click on Search. After doing this you will see centers.
6- Select the date and time and click on ‘Confirm’. After doing this your appointment will be booked.
Can use these documents
You can use these documents while registering. This includes Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving License, Health Insurance Smart Card issued by Ministry of Labor, Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card, Official ID Card issued to MPs / MLAs / MLCs, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Card, Passport, pension document, bank / post office issued passbook
And Service Identity Cards etc. issued to employees on behalf of Central / State Government / Public Limited Companies.
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