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Covid-19 vaccine registration for 18+ in India starts today: How to register

Citizens above the age of 18 will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccination from May 1 onwards. Registration for the same starts today at 4 pm. Here's how to do it.

FILE PHOTO: A health official draws a dose of the AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, at Infectious Diseases Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A health official draws a dose of the AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, at Infectious Diseases Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo (REUTERS)

Registration for the third phase of Covid-19 vaccination in India starts today. Citizens above the age of 18 will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccination from May 1 onwards. For this age group, the government has made it mandatory to register and book an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccination. Registration can be done from the Umang and Aarogya Setu apps, and the CoWin portal starting today at 4 pm.

There are two Covid-19 vaccines available in India - Covishield and Covaxin. Each citizen will have to take two shots of the Covid-19 vaccine. According to the CoWIN portal, the second dose of Covaxin should be taken between 28 days and 42 days after the first dose, and Covishield between 28 days and 56 days.

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Here’s how you can register for Covid-19 vaccination:

Open the CoWIN website and click on Register/Sign in Yourself.

Enter your mobile number to get an OTP for verification.

You will be taken to the Covid-19 vaccine registration page.

Choose the Photo ID from the list of options available.

Enter your Photo ID number, and name.

Choose your gender, and enter your year of birth.

Hit register once you’re done.

You will now get the option to schedule an appointment.

Select the option to schedule, then enter your pin code and select search.

A list of centres in the pin code will be displayed. You can then select the date and time.

You can also reschedule your appointment later.

There’s also an option to register for up to four beneficiaries from the same login. But each beneficiary will have to produce their photo ID at the time of registration, and at the vaccination centre. You can follow the same steps to register through the Aarogya Setu app, and the Umang app as well.

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