COVID-19 vaccine will be offered on all days of April, including holidays: Centre

The Centre wrote to all states and Union Territories (UTs) on Thursday and asked them to make necessary arrangements to provide COVID-19 vaccination in these CVCs on all days of the month

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  1 April 2021 10:19 AM GMT
COVID-19 vaccine will be offered on all days of April, including holidays: Centre

Hyderabad: In a significant step to exponentially expand the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Centre has decided to operationalize both public and private sector COVID vaccination centres (CVCs) on all days of April, i.e. from 1 to 30 April 2021.

The Centre wrote to all states and Union Territories (UTs) on Thursday and asked them to make necessary arrangements to provide COVID-19 vaccination in these CVCs on all days of the month, including gazetted holidays during April.

"This step has been taken after detailed deliberations with the states and UTs on 31 March to optimally utilize all COVID vaccination centres across the public and private sectors to ensure a rapid increase in the pace and coverage of COVID vaccination. This decision is in line with the graded and pro-active approach employed by the government of India along with the states and UTs for COVID-19 vaccination," the ministry of health and family welfare said.

It also added that vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.

Meanwhile, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, the third phase of vaccination will be rolled out across the country from Thursday. All people above the age of 45 will be eligible to take the vaccine.

Steps to register for the COVID-19 vaccine

Go to cowin.gov.in

Enter your mobile number and click on the OTP (One Time Password).

Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and click on the verify button.

Register with a photo ID such as Aadhaar, Driving Licence.

Now fill in your details like name, age, gender, and address.

After the registration process, the system will display account details.

In front of the registered names' account details, you will see a column named "Action". Below it, you will see a calendar icon, click on it to schedule an appointment.

You will be taken to "Book Appointment for Vaccination" page. Now, enter details like State/UT, District, Block, and Pincode. Once all these details are entered, click on the "Search" button.

A list of vaccination centers will appear depending on your location. You can choose one of them and then see the vaccination dates available at these centers.

An "Appointment Confirmation" page will open showing the details of the booking. You can either click on "Confirm"

In the end, an "Appointment Successful" page will appear showing all the details.

You can download and save the confirmation of the vaccination details.

One can also register for vaccination through the AarogyaSetu App or walk-in for on-spot registration.

As per the health ministry rules, up to 4 persons can be registered for vaccination using the same mobile number.

Documents

Documents including Aadhaar card, driving licence, health insurance, smart card issued by the Ministry of Labour, MNREGA guarantee card, MNREGA job card, official identity card issued by MPs, MLAs, PAN card, passbook of bank or post office, passport, pension documents, service identity card issued to employees by central/state government or public limited companies, and Voter ID cards can be used for registration.

A provisional certificate will be provided after the first dose. Upon completion of the second dose, the beneficiary will receive a link to download a digital certificate of vaccination.

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