18+ can register for Covid Vaccination from April 28. Here is the procedure
According to Ministry of Health and Family welfare, so far India has administered 13,23,30,644 doses of the Covid Vaccination.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has informed via a tweet that the registration for citizens above 18 years of age will open on the Cowin platform on April 28. He added, “#LargestVaccineDrive Phase 3 – begins on May 1.”
Are you 18+?
On April 28 register for vaccination against #COVID19 on https://t.co/nvwSy5MXa5#LargestVaccineDrive Phase 3 – begins on May 1#Unite2FightCorona #LargestVaccinationDrive #IndiaFightsCorona @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA pic.twitter.com/YxXswkVjSk
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) April 22, 2021
India announced Phase 3 of the vaccination program
On April 19, the government of India has announced that anyone from 18 years to 45 years of age can get the Covid-19 vaccine in phase three of the Largest Vaccination Drive in the world. The government allowed the vaccine manufacturers to supply 50% of the products directly to state and private players. Notably, the union government will provide vaccines only to those who are above 45 years of age. Those who are between 18-45 years of age will get the vaccination from their respective states or private players.
Price of vaccine for states and private hospital announced
It has to be noted that the price of the vaccine has been set by the Serum Institute of India at Rs. 400 for the state and Rs. 600 for the private hospitals. The union government will continue to provide the vaccine free of cost at its centers like before.
How to register for the Covid Vaccination
You can register at www.cowin.gov.in or on Arogya Setu app. At the time of registration, you will be able to choose from the available slots. As the government is going to allow states and open market sale of the vaccine, more instructions on how you can get the vaccine are expected from the central and state government.
Please note that the eligibility for the vaccination program through the government of India channel will remain the same. If you are between the age of 18 and 45, you have to either get vaccinated under the vaccine program by State Government or through private vaccination providers.
What documents are required for the registration of eligible beneficiaries?
Any of the below-mentioned ID with Photo may be produced at the time of registration:
- Aadhaar / Driving License / Voter ID / PAN Card / Passport / Job Card / Pension Document
- Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
- Official identity cards issued to MPs / MLAs / MLCs
- Passbooks issued by Bank / Post Office
- Service ID Card issued by Central / State Govt / Public Limited Companies
Misinformation about the registration date
Some journalists and some news outlets were found spreading misinformation about the registration date for Phase 3. While the registration is starting on April 28, they posted the registration date as April 24. Runjhun Sharma of CNN News18 had posted a tweet and said the registration will start in the next 48 hours. Though several netizens corrected her, she had not deleted the post till the time this report was published.
MyGov fact-checked the reports and announced that the registration will start from April 28.
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
According to Ministry of Health and Family welfare, so far India has administered 13,23,30,644 doses of Covid vaccine.