The second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination has started, find out how to register, the required documents, everything you need to know.
The second phase of vaccination against Covid-19 began today.
The Union Health Ministry said the second phase of the coronavirus vaccination will begin on Monday. Beneficiaries will need to register for the vaccine on Co-WIN 2.0. The first phase of vaccination against Covid-19 began on January 16, targeting 30 million beneficiaries.
In the second phase, people over 60 and those over 45 with co-morbidities will be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. The deadly pathogen has claimed more than 1.56 lakh lives in the country.
Co-WIN 2.0 features
Co-WIN 2.0 has advanced features that will help beneficiaries register from March 1. Check out the app features listed below.
- The latest version of the Co-WIN app consists of a GPS compatible setting.
- There will be a walk-in service to register for the vaccination. In this you can also register on the site of the session.
- In addition, you can book four appointments on one mobile phone.
- You will be able to choose the date and the center.
How to register on Co-WIN 2.0?
To register for Co-WIN 2.0, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Visit the official website at cowin.gov.in.
Step 2: Now enter your 10 digit cell phone number or Aadhaar number.
Step 3: After entering the number, you will receive an OTP.
Step 4: Then you have to submit the OTP.
Step 5: After you have completed the registration process, go get vaccinated on the scheduled day and time.
Step 6: Then you will get a reference ID through which you can get your vaccination certificate.
Documents required for the Co-WIN 2.0 registration process
- Those over 45 with co-morbidities will need to upload a medical certificate and provide details of their co-morbidity.
- People over the age of 60 will need to have their Aadhaar card or voter ID or photo ID with them for the vaccination process.
Do I have to pay for the vaccination?
The Covid-19 vaccine will be given to you free of charge at government centers. However, people who get vaccinated at private health centers will have to pay a “lump sum”.
The vaccination process will be carried out in 10,000 government centers and more than 20,000 private centers from March 1.
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