COVID-19 Vaccine In India Launched: How To Register? Govt. Explained

COVID-19 vaccine has been officially launched in India: Who needs to register and who doesn’t? Government explains everything. The Central Govt has introduced an application named Co-WIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Work) for the vaccination process.

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It has been ten months since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The pandemic has changed many lives in ways that were very hard to imagine at the beginning of the year.

It’s great that for the first time in human history, Our scientists have developed safe and effective vaccines within a year of the emergence of the novel coronavirus.

India will soon start its massive vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus infection across the country.

Nearly 30 crore people will receive the vaccine against the virus during the very first phase of vaccination.

The people working in the healthcare department, frontline workers that include physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, environmental service workers and administrators, and those above the age of 50 or people below the age of 50 co-morbid patients will be prioritized for the vaccine.

On Sunday, India’s drug regulator gave its final approval that Covishield by Serum Institute of India and Covaxin developed by Bharat biotech coronavirus vaccines for restricted use in an emergency.

Covishield and Covaxin both the vaccines can be stored at 2-8 degrees Celsius and both the companies have been stockpiling them for dispatch once the approval comes.

The central govt has introduced an application named Co-WIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Work) for the vaccination process.

The Co-Win app is currently under the pre-product stage. It has the data of the health officials who will be first in line to get the vaccination. Over 75 lakh health officials have already registered for it.

How To Register?

At the vaccination site, only pre-registered will be vaccinated in accordance with the prioritization group, which includes healthcare people, frontline workers and the people above the age of 50 as stated by the health minister.

There will be no provisions for on-spot registrations. An individual registered for the vaccination will receive SMS on their registered mobile number once the registration is complete about the due date, place, and vaccination time.

The Documents Required:

The photo identity documents that include Voter ID, Aadhar card, driving license, passport and pension documents will be required for self-registration on the Co-Win website.

However,” the healthcare and frontline workers do not need to register for themselves as their data is the bulk database that has been populated on the Co-Win vaccine delivery management system in a bulk manner,” said Rajesh Bhushan, health secretary.

Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan has announced that the vaccination will be free for frontline workers. The cost to the general public has not been announced yet.

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