Vaccine was given to the first frontline health workers under the vaccination program started from 16 January and now the second phase is being started. At present, some things are clear about vaccination through Co-WIN, but News18, while interacting with RS Sharma, chairman of the panel of this portal, understood the important things about it.
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How to register for a vaccine in India?From 1 or 2 March, eligible people will be able to register themselves. According to Sharma, people can register by going to Co-WIN app, Arogya Setu app or Co-WIN website (cowin.gov.in). Sharma also told that till such time the popularity of such registration system does not increase, till then people can also get registered in person.
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You will have to upload documents on the app.
What documents are required for registration?
The government has made it clear that when you register through your mobile number, you will get OTP. With this OTP your registration will be possible. During registration, you will have to give the name, age, gender and details of an identity card and the same identity card will have to be taken at the vaccine center. Those who are more than 45 years of age, they will also have to upload medical certificate related to their serious health condition during registration.
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How many people can register?
Four family members can be registered on the Co-WIN app. It has also been told that the Arogya Setu app, which is currently available, will also get similar benefits through it. Recently, CoWIN section has been added to this app, which will give users information and statistics about vaccine related certificates etc. If you have had this app in your mobile for a long time, you can update it or download it afresh.
What are the other things related to Co-WIN?
While announcing this app last year, the government had said that apart from the frontline health workers, citizens will register for the vaccine only from the registration module of this app. A damin will track and certify the information given in the registration. That is, after verifying your given information, the Co-WIN app will tell you the details of the vaccine. Users will get a message about this on a mobile number.
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As soon as your immunization is complete, a certificate based on QR code will also be given to you. Not only this, in the report module, there will also be information about how many people have been given the vaccine and how many people have been left out.
Is Co-WIN the only medium?
No. Those who cannot use technology or do not use smart phones, they can directly dial 1507 number and communicate at the center. After this, they can go to their nearest center and get themselves vaccinated and register for the vaccine.
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Will you be able to choose a vaccine?
Sharma stated clearly in an interview that through the Co-WIN app, people will be able to choose only the date of vaccine and the vaccine center. It is not possible to choose which vaccine you want to get. It is also important to note that what conditions will be on this app for people suffering from severe diseases above the age of 45 years, it has not been clarified yet.
What will be the cost of the vaccine?
Many private hospitals have also been given certificates as COVID-19 vaccine centers and it has been reported that no hospital will be able to charge more than Rs 250 per vaccine shot. Vaccine will be given free in government hospitals.