Registration for next phase of COVID19 Vaccination on Co-WIN2.0 portal will open at 9:00 am on 1st March 2021 at www.cowin.gov.in, More than 10,000 private hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, more than 600 hospitals under CGHS and other private hospitals empanelled under State Schemes can function as COVID Vaccination Centres.
Free COVID Vaccination at all Government Health Facilities
The next phase of the world’s largest vaccination drive for the age appropriate population groupswill commence from 1stMarch 2021 (tomorrow). Registration will open at 9:00 am on 1st March 2021 (at www.cowin.gov.in).Citizens will be able to register and book and appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the COWIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu etc.
This information was shared during the orientation workshop organised by the Union Health Ministry and the National Health Authority (NHA) for the 10,000 private hospitals under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, more than 600 hospitals empanelled under CGHS and other private hospitals empanelled under State Government’s Health Insurance Schemes,on Co-WIN2.0.The modalities of the new features integrated in the CoWIN2.0 digital platformwere explained to them.
The private empanelled COVID Vaccination Centers (CVCs) were also trained on various aspects of the process of vaccination and management of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) through video conference with the support of the National Health Authority (NHA).
The participants were explained that all citizens that are aged, or will attain the age of, 60 years or more as on 1st January 2022 are eligible to register, in addition to all such citizens that are aged, or will attain the age of, 45 years to 59 years as on 1st January 2022, and have any of the specified 20 comorbidities (as annexed).
There will be only one live appointment for a beneficiary at any point of time for each dose. Appointments for any date for a COVID Vaccination Center will be closed at 3:00 pm on that day for which the slots were opened. For example, for 1st March the slots will be open from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm on 1st March, and the appointments can be booked anytime before that, subject to availability.
However, on 1st March an appointment can also be booked for any future date for which vaccination slots are available. A slot for second dose will also be booked at the same COVID Vaccination Center on 29th day of the date of appointment of the 1st dose. If a beneficiary cancels a first dose appointment, then appointment of both doses will be cancelled.
The eligible persons will be able to register at the Co-WIN2.0 portal through their mobile number, through a step by step process. With one mobile number, a person can register as many as four beneficiaries. However, all those registered on one mobile number will have nothing in common except the mobile number. The Photo ID Card Number for each such beneficiary must be different.
Either of the following Photo Identity Documents can be used by citizens for availing of online registration–
- Aadhar Card/Letter
- Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
- Driving License
- PAN Card
- NPR Smart Card
- Pension Document with photograph
How it Works
- Register using your Mobile no. or Aadhaar no. or any other Identity docs.
CHOOSE VACCINE LOCATION
- Select your nearby Vaccine Center for vaccination
CONFIRM YOUR SLOT
- Book your slot to Get Vaccine
A User Guide for the Citizen Registration & Appointment for Vaccination has also been uploaded on the websites of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and National Health Authority (NHA):
A list of all these private hospitals has been uploaded on the website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Health Authority. These can be accessed at:
It was also explained that the Central Government shall procure all the vaccines and supply them free of cost to the States and UTs who in turn will disburse them further to the Government and Private COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs).
It was re-iterated that all vaccines provided to beneficiaries at the Government Health Facilities will be entirely free of cost, while Private Facilities cannot charge the beneficiary a sum above Rs. 250 per person per dose (Rs 150/- for vaccines and Rs 100/- as operational charges). Private Hospitals are to remit the cost of vaccine doses allotted to them in a designated account of National Health Authority (NHA). Payment gateway for the same is being enabled by NHA on their website.
The Government of India has supplied two COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield & Covaxin, free of cost to the States/UTs to vaccinateHealth Care Workers (HCWs) and Front Line Workers (FLWs) and will also be able to cover the next priority group i.e. 60 years plus age group and the age group of 45 to 59 years suffering from Pre-Specified Co-Morbidities.
The States have been requested to operationalize the linkages between the COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) (both government & private empanelled facilities) with the nearest cold chain points for ensuring smooth vaccine delivery to COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs).
List of Specified Comorbidities
for determination of eligibility of citizens in age group 45 to 59 years
1 Heart Failure with hospital admission in past one year
2 Post Cardiac Transplant/Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
3 Significant Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVEF <40%)
4 Moderate or Severe Valvular Heart Disease
5 Congenital heart disease with severe PAH or Idiopathic PAH
7 AnginaANDHypertension/Diabetes on treatment
8 CT/MRI documented stroke AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
9 Pulmonary artery hypertension AND Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
10 Diabetes (> 10 yearsORwith complications) AND Hypertension on treatment
11 Kidney/ Liver/ Hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Recipient/On wait-list
12 End Stage Kidney Disease on haemodialysis/ CAPD
13 Current prolonged use of oral corticosteroids/ immunosuppressant medications
14 Decompensated cirrhosis
15 Severe respiratory disease with hospitalizations in last two years/FEV1 <50%
16 Lymphoma/ Leukaemia/ Myeloma
17 Diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after 1st July 2020 ORcurrently on any cancer therapy
18 Sickle Cell Disease/ Bone marrow failure/ Aplastic Anemia/ Thalassemia Major
19 Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases/ HIV infection
20 Persons with disabilities due to Intellectual disabilities/ Muscular Dystrophy/ Acid attack with involvement of respiratory system/ Persons with disabilities having high support needs/ Multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness
Second phase of corona vaccine :The central government has increased the cost of corona vaccine to Rs. 250 decided
Corona vaccine will be given to the general public from March 1. The vaccine will initially be given to sick people over the age of 60 and over the age of 45. The vaccine will be provided free of cost at government hospitals, while private hospitals will charge a small fee.
The cost of the corona vaccine has long been debated. The government has finally announced the price of the corona vaccine. The corona vaccine will be available free of cost at government hospitals, while a single dose at a private hospital will cost Rs 250. The price includes Rs 150 for corona vaccine and Rs 100 for administration.
Registration can be done in three ways
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration Chairman Dr. R.S. The meeting, organized by Sharma, will be attended by the health secretaries of each of the Union Territories. At the meeting, the central government told the states and union territories that registration could be done in three ways. Advance registration using Co-Win 2.0 or the Health Bridge app, on-site registration at the Vaccination Center, and Facilitated Cohort Registration. Under Facilitated Registration, the government will rely on Ashavarkar, Panchayat members and women’s self-help groups, which will provide the authorities with information on eligible members for the second phase of vaccination.
What is the status of vaccination in India?
Vaccination against corona in India started on 16th January. As on January 25, 19 lakh 50 thousand 188 people have been vaccinated in 35,785 sessions. It was planned to vaccinate at least 100 people in each session. In view of this, 3.6 million people were to be vaccinated, but only 54.5% of them were vaccinated, meaning that 45.5 out of every 100 people in the priority group who were to be vaccinated were not vaccinated.
If we talk about January 25, only 47% of people arrived to be vaccinated. The problem with the Covishield vaccine bottle is that it cannot be kept open. It must be used within four hours after the vial is opened. Vaccine doses are also getting worse as more people are not coming, some states have not even adopted the method of vaccination by spot registration so as to prevent the loss of the vaccine.
Do you need to be vaccinated?
No, the government has repeatedly said that it is up to you to get vaccinated, but experts are saying that if you are in a priority group, you should get vaccinated for two reasons.
Can a vaccine be selected?
No. At present, India Biotech’s indigenous vaccine – Covexin and Serum Institute of India Covishield are being used in the vaccination campaign. Vaccines will not be allowed to be selected. The vaccine that will be available will be given.
Can I choose a vaccination date?
Yes, people can choose which day to get the vaccine and which center. They will only get this option at the time of registration on the Covin platform.
How many centers will be vaccinated?
People will be able to make an appointment at a center near their home. The vaccine is currently being given only in government hospitals and health centers. This is about 12 thousand. India will also include AYUSHMAN Amplified Hospital or CGHS Hospitals, which are 12,000. In this way a total of 24 thousand places will be vaccinated.
How many registrations can be made on one phone?
You do not need to have your own smartphone to participate in the vaccination. You can use someone else’s smartphone. Four appointments can be made from a mobile phone.
Do I have to download the app separately for registration?
No, there is no need for that. You can also register on the Health Bridge app to participate in the corona vaccination. For this, a new feature will be added soon. Along with the web portal of the Coin (Co-WIN) app (cowin.gov.in), IVRS and the call center will also register. Registration will also take place at about 2.5 lakh Samantha Service Centers in 6 lakh villages in India.
Can I get vaccinated without registration?
Yes, vaccines can be given by going to the center in the same way that a train can get a seat without a reservation, but this will only happen when there is a vacancy. These state governments will decide what will be the ratio of online and offline in terms of capacity of a center?
What to keep with you at the time of vaccination?
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People who are 60 years of age or older will have to carry their own ID card. At the time of registration and vaccination. People between the ages of 45 and 60 will have to show a certificate, which will prove that they are suffering from a serious illness. This certificate has to be filled by the doctor.
You can cause coronavirus infections to your personal individuals. If you stay safe, you will inevitably be able to protect your personal life as well. If any of your personal people fall into the high-risk category, you may also need to be vaccinated.