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Covishield and Covaxin are the two shots that are currently being used. (Photo: Commons)

Registration for 18 plus begins: How to get your Covid vaccine

With registration for the third phase of inoculation starting today, all citizens above the age of 18 years can book their appointment to get the Covid vaccine as the government gears up to launch the drive on May 1. The window for registrations will open at 4 pm today.

“Registration for 18 plus to begin on, Aarogya Setu app and Umang app at 4 pm on 28th April. Appointments at state government centres and private centres depending on how many vaccination centres are ready on 1st May for vaccination of 18 plus,” the official Twitter handle of Aarogya Setu, the government’s official mobile application for Covid-19, shared on Wednesday morning.

Under the third phase of the drive, everyone above the age of 18 is eligible to be vaccinated against the viral disease. The third phase is scheduled to begin from May 1.

How to register at CoWIN portal

  1. Open .
  2. Click on ‘Register/Sign in’
  3. Enter your mobile number and click on the ‘Get OTP’
  4. Enter the OTP and click on ‘Verify’
  5. On the Register for Vaccination page, enter details about name, age, gender as on accepted photo ID proof
  6. Click on ‘Register’
  7. After registering, click on the ‘Schedule’ option next to the name of the person
  8. Enter your pin code
  9. Select the vaccination centre, date and time and click ‘Confirm’

How to register via Aarogya Setu app

  1. Click on the CoWIN tab on the home screen of the Aarogya Setu app.
  2. Click on Vaccination Registration
  3. Enter the phone number to receive the OTP
  4. After the OTP is verified, Aarogya Setu will lead to the Registration of Vaccination page
  5. Enter details like the Photo ID card type and number along with the name of the beneficiary
  6. Next, enter the pin code to get the list of the vaccination centres and click on the desired vaccination centre
  7. Enter the date to check availability
  8. Select a time slot
  9. Confirm appointment

Witnessing a continuous surge in coronavirus infections, India reported over 3.60 lakh fresh covid cases and close to 3,300 related deaths in the last 24 hours.

Covid-19 vaccine free jabs

Many states, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Nagaland, Assam, Karnataka, Haryana, Odisha, Jharkhand, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Telangana, Odisha and West Bengal have decided to provide free vaccines to the people.

Covid-19 vaccines in India

Covishield and Covaxin are the two shots that are currently being used. A third shot, Russia’s Sputnik V, was granted EUA earlier this month.

Price of vaccines

While the Serum Institute of India has priced Covishield vaccine at ₹400 per dose for states and ₹600 per dose for private hospitals, Bharat Biotech has decided to sell its Covaxin at ₹600 per dose to states and ₹1,200 per dose to private hospitals. The Centre, however, has asked the drug makers to lower their prices.

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