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Know how to book a Covid-19 vaccination in India

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As in the first phase, the vaccine type will not be disclosed to the beneficiary at the time of appointment. A beneficiary can self-register themselves and three others using the same mobile number. Slots will be open from 9 am till 3 pm, and appointments can be booked any time before 3 pm subject to availability. The applicant can select the vaccination centre, date, and time in any state. Until the time of vaccination, all records of registration and appointment can be edited or deleted by the applicant. Only when a person gets vaccinated is the record locked and cannot be edited.

How to do self-registration for covid-19 vaccine?

The beneficiary has to log in to www.cowin.gov.in and enter a mobile number; a one-time password will be sent to the entered mobile number. Upon OTP is validation, the beneficiary has to enter below details: 

1. The photo ID she intends to show at the time of vaccination; 

2. Photo identity number (for instance the Aadhaar number); 

3. Age 

4. Gender 

4. Whether the beneficiary is suffering from any pre-existing co-morbidity.

After these are entered, the beneficiary will be asked to register as user. 

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Once the registration is complete, user will receive a message. User will be given an option to register up to three more persons, for each of whom user has to enter below details: photo ID; ID number; name, age, and gender. The applicant will have the option to delete a beneficiary before booking an appointment.

Process for booking an appointment?

Step1: Click ‘Schedule Appointment’, and the site will direct her to ‘book appointment for vaccination’.

Step2: Choose the state, district, block, and pin code from a dropdown. After these are chosen, the system will display a list of vaccination centres to choose from.

Step3: After selecting the vaccination center, the system will display the dates and the number of slots available on a day, with an additional option to check the next week’s slots.

Step4: Click ‘Book’, an ‘Appointment Confirmation’ page will be displayed. 

Step5: Click ‘Confirm’ after verifying the details; once confirmed, the confirmation page will declare ‘Appointment Successful’.

 

What identity documents can be used?

You can use your Aadhaar card/letter; electoral photo identity card; passport; driving licence; PAN card; NPR smart card; or pension document with photograph. Those above age 45 and with comorbidities will also have to bring the co-morbidity certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner.

Can a beneficiary walk in without registration on Co-win?

Yes. The states will have a specific number of mobilisation slots. Certain vaccination centres will have a walk-in-facility: On-site registration, appointment, verification, and vaccination will all be on-site the same day. For this, there will be no need for pre-registering beneficiaries online.

What is the process for the second dose?

After the first dose, the beneficiary will be automatically given a scheduled appointment for the second dose at the same centre. However, if the beneficiary has moved to another city, the appointment can be rescheduled at the nearest vaccination centre in that city.

Must the second dose be on Day 29?

This is not mandatory. According to a guidance document given to the states, the second dose will be scheduled at the same centre on Day 29; however, the beneficiary will have the option to change the slot for the second dose to any day between the 29th and 42nd days.

This option will available on two conditions: when the first dose has already been administered, and if so, only for such centres where the vaccine type is the same as that for the first dose.

What facts must a beneficiary declare to the vaccinator?

The beneficiary should mention if she ever has had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) after any drug, food, any vaccine, or any ingredients of the Covid-19 vaccine. Second, the beneficiary has to mention if she has a fever. Most importantly, she has to mention if she has a bleeding disorder or is on a blood thinner. Fourth, she has to say if she is immunocompromised, or is on a medicine that affects the immune system.

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