The second phase of Vaccination Against Coronavirus will start across the country from March 1, in which people above 60 years of age and above 45 years of age suffering from serious diseases will be given the vaccine. From this day, the government also announced the Co-WIN app to track and register for the vaccine, which is also being called Co-WIN 2.0. The vaccination process in India is being monitored through this app and portal. Those who will get both the shots of the vaccine, they will get a Kovid-19 certificate from the Co-WIN portal or the Arogya Setu app.
Under the vaccination program that started from January 16, the first frontline health workers were given the vaccine and now the second phase is being started. At present, some things are clear about vaccination through Co-WIN, but while talking to RS Sharma, chairman of the panel of this portal, News18 understood the important things about it.
How to Register for Vaccine in India?From March 1 or 2, eligible persons will be able to register themselves. According to Sharma, people can register by visiting Co-WIN app, Arogya Setu app or Co-WIN’s website (cowin.gov.in). Sharma also told that till the popularity of such registration system does not increase, people can also get themselves registered.
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You have to upload documents on the app.
What are the documents required for registration?
The government has made it clear that when you register through your mobile number, then you will get OTP. Your registration will be possible with this OTP. During registration, you will have to give details of name, age, gender and an identity card and carry the same identity card to the vaccine center. Those who are above 45 years of age will also have to upload a medical certificate regarding their serious health condition during registration.
How many people can register?
Four members of the family can be registered on the Co-WIN app. It has also been told that similar benefits will be available through the Arogya Setu app which is currently available. Recently, the CoWIN section has been added to this app, which will give information and statistics of vaccine related certificates etc. to the users. If you have this app in your mobile for a long time, then you can update or download it afresh.
What are other things about Co-WIN?
While announcing this app last year, the government had said that apart from frontline health workers, citizens would register for the vaccine from the registration module of this app itself. The admin will track and authenticate the information given in the registration. That is, the Co-WIN app will tell you the details of the vaccine after verifying your given information. Users will get a message about this on the mobile number.
As soon as your vaccination is completed, a QR code based certificate will also be given to you. Not only this, information will also be there in the report module that how many people have been given the vaccine and how many people have been dropped out.
Is Co-WIN the only medium?
No. Those who cannot use technology or do not use smart phones, can directly dial 1507 and talk to the center. After this, they can go to their nearest center and register themselves for the vaccine in case of vacancy.
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Will you be able to choose the vaccine?
Sharma clearly told in an interview that through the Co-WIN app, people will be able to choose only the date of the vaccine and the vaccine center. You will not be able to choose which vaccine you want to get. It is also worth noting that what other conditions will be on this app for people with serious diseases above 45 years of age, it has not been clarified yet.
What will be the cost of the vaccine?
Many private hospitals have also been certified as COVID-19 vaccine centers and it has been told that no hospital will be able to charge more than Rs 250 per vaccine shot. The vaccine will be given free of cost in government hospitals.