India is in the midst of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the only ray of hope is the vaccine. In India, 3 vaccines have been approved for usage, including Covishielf, Covaxin, and Sputnik V. These vaccines consist of two doses.
This is the third phase of the vaccine drive and everyone here above the age of 18 is eligible to get vaccinated against the deadly disease. This decision was taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after there was a sudden spike in the number of fresh COVID cases.
We are sure many of you have questions related to the third phase of the vaccine. So, here we have listed down everything for you, right from what all you would require to register to how to book an appointment quickly. Read on.
When Will The Third Phase Of COVID Vaccine Begin?
The third phase is scheduled to begin from 1st May as announced by the government.
Where To Register For COVID-19 Vaccination?
All citizens above the age of 18 years can register online through CoWIN app, Aarogya Setu, and Umang app. The registrations open today, 28th April at 4 pm.
What Do You Require For Getting A Registration Done?
You will be needing a photo ID which would be uploaded at the time you get yourself registered. You can upload any of the above-mentioned photo ID documents.
- Voter ID
- Aadhar Card
- Driving License
- PAN Card
- Pension Document
- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card
- Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
- Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
- Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/ State Govt./ Public Limited Companies
- Pension Document
- Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office
How To Register For COVID Vaccine?
To register yourself online, you will need to use your mobile number. 4 people can register using one mobile number but each person will need to upload their own photo identification document.
After uploading the identification document, you can schedule your vaccination appointment at any centre of your choice from 1st May.
Registration Via Aarogya Setu App
Open the app and click on the CoWIN tab on the home screen. Click on vaccination registration and then enter your mobile number. You will get an OTP number on your phone. Enter that number and verify.
You will be directed to the registration page. Follow all the steps.
Registration Via Umang App
To register on the Umang app, download the app from the play store. On the homepage, go to the CoWIN tab. Click on register for vaccination. Enter your mobile number and submit. Enter the OTP number you receive on the mobile number and follow all the steps.
Registration Via CoWIN Portal
Visit the CoWIN portal (cowin.gov.in). Enter your mobile number or aadhaar card number. Enter the OTP number and register. Schedule the date and time and get your vaccination done on the date of appointment.
What To Do On The Day Of Appointment?
On the day of your appointment at the vaccination centre, reach on time. Make sure you carry the appointment slip/registration screenshot on your phone and photo ID (the one you used at the time of booking the appointment).
What After You Get Both The Vaccine Doses?
After getting your vaccination doses, you will get a reference ID with which you can get your vaccination certificate.
There have been a lot of rumours around the vaccine doing rounds but at this point, it is best that you don't get influenced by them and just follow information via verified sources.
Don't be afraid to get the vaccine done. It is essential if you wish to prevent yourself from the deadly virus. Go ahead, get vaccinated and encourage others too!
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