2 min read.Updated: 01 Apr 2021, 11:25 AM IST Edited By Sangeeta Ojha
Citizens can register, book an appointment for vaccination using the Co-WIN platform, or the Aarogya Setu app
The next phase of the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination drive for people above the age of 45 started today, 1 April. Citizens can register, book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN platform, or the Aarogya Setu app. According to the Health Ministry, citizens can also visit their nearest vaccination centre after 3 pm and get on-site registration done.
How to register for the Covid vaccine on Co-WIN portal?
On the Aarogya Setu app homepage, go to the 'Co-WIN' tab.
Under the Co-WIN icon, you can see four options - Vaccine Information, Vaccination, Vaccination Certificate, Vaccination Dashboard. Tap on the "Vaccination" tab and then select the "Register Now" option.
Enter your mobile number and then click on "proceed to verify".
Enter the OTP and again select "proceed to verify".
Once the number verification is done, you will have to upload a photo ID card type (govt ID/voter ID card/Aadhaar, etc). You need to enter your full name on it. You also need to fill in other details such as age, gender, year of birth. Also, you can register a maximum of 4 beneficiaries through the Aarogya Setu app.
On the following page, you will need to submit proof of eligibility.
You can also check for vaccination sites by state, district, block and pin code. The date and availability will be displayed. Select the "book" option.
Once registered successfully, you will receive an SMS with the appointment details
India reported 72,330 new Covid-19 cases and 459 related deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed today. With these additional cases, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country reached 1,22,21,665. There are 5,84,055 active cases in the nation as of now.
Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 6,51,17,896 people have been vaccinated across the country till now.
India had started its vaccination drive on January 16 with priority given to all healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase. The second phase started on March 1 where doses are being administered to people above the age of 60 and those between 45 and 59 years with specific comorbidities.