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How to register for the Covid vaccine? Who is eligible? | India News


NEW DELHI: Individuals over the age of 60 or those over the age of 45 with comorbidities will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine starting March 1 at various government and private centers across the country.
This is all you need to know:

  1. Am I eligible for the vaccine?
    In addition to frontline and healthcare workers, only those who are over 60 or over 45 with certain health conditions will be able to receive the vaccinations starting March 1.
  2. How to register?
    Eligible beneficiaries can register on the Co-WIN platform starting March 1. There will also be a walk-in provision for recipients to check-in at a nearby session site to get vaccinated. A beneficiary will only have to register with their mobile number and, in turn, will receive an OTP with which their account will be created. You can also register your family members on the account.
  3. How to choose the site of the session?
    The new version of the Co-WIN platform will be GPS-enabled and beneficiaries will have the option of choosing the site of the inoculation session in both government and private facilities. One will also have the option of getting vaccinated in a state other than their home state.
  4. What documents are required for registration?
    A proof of government identification will suffice for people over the age of 60. People over 45 years of age must carry a medical certificate that mentions their comorbid conditions. The government has yet to specify the conditions that would be included in the age group over 45 with comorbidities.
  5. What will the vaccine cost?
    The Center has said it will provide the vaccine for free at some 10,000 government centers across the country. However, those who want to be vaccinated in private hospitals will have to pay and the Ministry of Health will decide the exact amount within the next three or four days. There are about 20,000 private centers in India where vaccines will be offered.

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