Complete Covid Vaccine Registration - Step by Step Guide

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Complete Covid Vaccine Registration - Step by Step Guide


The COVID Vaccination in India that started on 16th January, earlier only for frontliners has gained momentum with the second phase. Begun on 1st march for senior citizens of 60 years and above along with 45+ years but with comorbidities is forepassing the lukewarm response that happened initially.

The recent update that stated 81% efficacy of  Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has hiked people’s confidence in the vaccine. This has led to an increase in the number of people showing up at Covid Vaccine Centres, which is a big relief to the nation.

But the second wave of corona is causing concerns as researchers have identified a new symptom- Covid tongue.

While the vaccination drive is expanding, the government is constantly encountering complaints in regard to the gaps in registration for Covid vaccine. Is that your pain point too?  If you are unable to register smoothly, stay tuned till the end to know the correct and possible ways of Covid-19 Vaccine Registration in India.


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How to Register for Covid Vaccine in India

#1 Covid Vaccine Registration Through Co-WIN Portal

1. Navigate to www.cowin.gov.in

2. Enter your valid mobile number and click on Get OTP

3. You’ll receive an OTP at the number you mentioned.

4. Once you have entered, click on the Verify button.

5. The Registration for Vaccination will appear soon after.

6. Enter all the mandatory details. You’ll have to add your Photo ID proof and related details. Id proofs can be-

● PAN card
● Voter ID
● Smart card issued by RGI
● Health Insurance Smart Card
● Passbooks issued by Banks/Post Office
● Service Identity Card issued to employees

If you have any comorbidities, you’ll have to click on 'yes' and if not then 'no'.

(You’ll have to carry medical certificate in case of comorbidities when you go to get yourself vaccinated)

7. On successful registration, a message will be sent on your registered number.

8. The next step would be to choose a centre and make an appointment by selecting a date whichever suits you. Unaware of centres near you? Select your city from the list and find a covid vaccine centre near to your locality.

Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Kolkata, Merrut, Patna, Ranchi, Bangalore, Thiruvanantham, Kochi, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Kannur, Bhopal, JabalpurMumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Shilong.

Please note that Co-WIN app is only for administrators and currently unavailable for general public use.

#2 Corona Vaccine Registration through Aarogaya Setu App

Another easy way of Covid Vaccine Registration is through the “Aarogya Setu” app. If you can recall, this was the first app launched by the government during the pandemic for public welfare. Let’s see how we can register using it.

1. Make sure you have the Aarogya Setu App installed in your mobile device.

2. You’ll have to login using a valid mobile number.

3. Now you’ll see the “Co-WIN” tab on the screen. Tap on it.

4. There will be four options-

a. Vaccination information,
b. Vaccination
c. Vaccination certificate
d. Vaccination dashboard
Tap option b i.e. Vaccination

5. Enter your phone number.
6. Enter the OTP received on the same number.
7. Tap on Verify
8. The Registration for Vaccination will appear soon after.

9. Enter all the mandatory details. You’ll have to add your Photo ID proof and related details. Id proofs can be-

● PAN card
● Voter ID
● Smart card issued by RGI
● Health Insurance Smart Card
● Passbooks issued by Banks/Post Office
● Service Identity Card issued to employees

If you have any comorbidities, you’ll have to click on 'yes' and if not then 'no'.

If you are above 45 years but with  comorbidity , you will be asked to submit proof of it in order to be eligible.

10. Choose a vaccination centre near you.

11. Select the date.

12. Your appointment should get confirmed and you’ll receive an SMS after that. Don’t miss your visit, keep a track of your details.

Direct Walk-n

You may directly visit the vaccination centre and get yourselves registered. All you have to do is carry documents along.

If you are feeling unwell, planning to travel or have been in contact with an infected person and want to get yourself tested without stepping out, book Covid RT- PCR test online in your city-

Ahmedabad / Bareilly / Bengaluru / Chennai / Delhi / Dehradun/ Faridabad / Ghaziabad / Hyderabad / Jaipur / Kanpur / Kolkata / Lucknow/ Mumbai / Navi Mumbai /  Nagpur / Nashik / Noida / Pune / Raipur / Thane / Varanasi /

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it important to carry documents when visiting vaccination centres?

Yes it is mandatory to carry the document you have mentioned while registration.

2. How many appointments can be made from one phone?

Four appointments can be made from a single phone, a person necessarily doesn’t need to have his/her own smartphone for that.

3. How to take an appointment for a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine?

After getting the first dose, the appointment for the second shot will get scheduled automatically.

4. What is the registration fee?

There is no registration fee. You only have to pay for the vaccine in a private facility i.e. Rs. 250 (Free in government facilities)

5. How many comorbidities have been specified by the government?

20 comorbidities that include severe respiratory diseases, heart- related diseases, diabetes and many more.

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