COVID-19 vaccination 2.0 drive for people above 60 years and those aged 45 and above with comorbidities will begin from March 1 and registration on the Co-WIN2.0 portal will open at 9 am on Monday.
CoWIN registration online
Citizens will be able to register in advance and book an appointment for covid vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu.
Registration will open at 9 am on March 1 at www.cowin.gov.in, the ministry said.
All citizens that are aged, or will attain the age of 60 or more as on January 1, 2022 are eligible to register, in addition to all such citizens that are aged, or will attain the age of45 to 59 years as on January 1, 2022, and have any of the specified 20 comorbidities.
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 licensed under State Government’s Health Insurance Schemes, on Co-WIN 2.0.
The private licensed COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) were also trained on various aspects of the process of vaccination and management of events following immunization (AEFI) through video conference with the support of the National Health Authority (NHA).
According to the ministry, there will be a facility of on-site registration so that eligible beneficiaries can walk into identified vaccination centres, get themselves registered and inoculated.
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 people who registered on one mobile number will have nothing in common except the mobile number, the ministry said.
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 — Aadhaar Card/Letter, Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC), passport, driving license,PAN Card,NPR Smart Card or Pension Document with photograph.
A user guide for the citizen registration and appointment for vaccination has also been uploaded on the websites of the Union Ministry of Health and National Health Authority (NHA).
It was also explained that the central government shall procedure all the vaccines and supply them free of cost to the states and UTs that will turn to disburse them further to the government and private COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs), the ministry said.
It was illustrated that all vaccines provided to beneficiaries at the government health facilities will be completely 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 will have to remit the cost of vaccine doses allotted to them in a designated account of National Health Authority (NHA).
Government of India has supplied two COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, free of cost to the states and UTs to vaccinate healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) and they 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 ministry specified20co-morbidities within the 45-59 years age group including heart failure in hospital admission in past one year, moderate or severe valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, CT/ MRI documented stroke, diabetes (>10 years or with complications) and hypertension on treatment, end-stage kidney disease on haemodialysis,diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after 2000 or currently on any cancer therapy for which one will have to submit a medical certificate.
The certificate can be either uploaded on Co-WIN2.0 by the beneficiary while self registering or a hard copy can be carried by the beneficiary to the CVC, the ministry said.
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Registration website India: http://www.coWIN.gov.in