COVID-19 has been around for over more than a year now and the risk hasn’t yet subsided. It is continually growing, therefore you need to understand how a coronavirus spreads and check 5 precautions that can help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Make an informed decision to get vaccinated and minimize this risk. In this post, you will get updated information on how to get yourself vaccinated for Covid-19 in India.
Update as on 28th April 2021
Covid-19 vaccination is now open for age 18+, here are the steps to register.
- Click here to go to the COWIN portal and register yourself
- Schedule vaccination appointment
- Get appointment confirmation on the registered mobile number
- Carry appointment slip and photo ID used for registration.
You may face some common symptoms such as mild headache, pain, or swelling at the injection site (prefer a non-dominant hand here), mild fever, or irritability but do not worry, it’s a small pain for a safe tomorrow.
Continue taking following precautions even after getting vaccinated.
Eligibility Criteria for COVID-19 vaccination as of 1st March 2021:
- All senior citizens, of the age of 60 years and above as of Jan 1st, 2022 can get vaccinated
- Citizens aged between 45 and 59 years of age with co-morbidities are also eligible for vaccinations
- Vaccination will be available for all citizens above 45 years from 1st April 2021 onwards
How can you Register for Vaccination?
In order to get vaccine shots, it is mandatory to register yourself. There are three ways to register:
- Self-registration: You can self-register yourself in advance and schedule an appointment for vaccination at www.cowin.gov.in or through Co-Win 2.0 app or Aarogya Setu app. While registering, you need to select a nearby government & private vaccination centers along with the available time slots
- On-site registration: On-site registration is available for those who cannot self-register in advance. They can walk into the identified Centers & get themselves registered vaccinated
- Facilitated cohort registration: Under this, State or UT governments will fix specific dates for COVID vaccinations where an eligible group of people can get vaccinated
Note: Aadhar card, electoral photo ID card or photo ID card will be required for online registration.
What happens Post-Registration?
Post registration, you will be receiving confirmation for the date and time for your vaccination.
Two doses of the vaccine, with a gap of 28 days will be administered.
What happens at the Vaccination Center?
The vaccination process at the hospital is very seamless. You will have to reach the hospital at the
selected slot timing and get yourself vaccinated. You will be asked to wait for 30 minutes post
vaccination, and then asked to go back home.
How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost?
The vaccination is free at the government facilities and paid for at private facilities. At private hospitals,
the charge is capped at ₹250 per shot. For any further details, you can check the below links:
COVID-19 Vaccination is voluntary. To control the spread of COVID-19, it is important to follow government
guidelines of regular sanitization, usage of masks, and maintaining appropriate social distancing. Hope this post has helped you in understanding how you can get vaccinated for covid-19 in India.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, make an informed decision and Get Vaccinated.