Vaccine Registration For All Above 18 Years Start On This Date: How To Register, How To Get Vaccine?
On Thursday, the government announced that the registration for the next phase of Covid-19 vaccination from 1 May for everyone above 18 years of age will open from 28 April on its digital portal will Co-WIN and its app Aarogya Setu.
India All Set For Next Phase Of Vaccination
As India gears up for its next phase of vaccination certain modifications have been done including the age criteria and a few other features. Also in order to meet the rising demand which will rise as now the vaccine opens up for almost everyone, the CoWIN platform is all set.
However, the process of inoculation and the documents required remain the same as previous.
Registration for Covid-19 vaccine starting 1 May:
- The registration for the third phase of Covid–19 vaccination, as per the government notification starts on April 28 for those between the age groups of 18 and 45 years.
- There shall be no walk-in registrations for this age group of people and the government has cleared the air around the same through its citizen engagement platform @MyGovIndia
- Presently, private COVID-19 vaccination centres receive the doses from the government and are charging up to ?250 per dose. This shall cease to exist post May 1 and these private centres can directly procure from vaccine manufacturers
- COVID-19 vaccination will continue to be free for eligible population groups as per the Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy. These eligible population groups comprising healthcare workers, frontline workers and people above 45 years of age in government vaccination centres
- By May 1, the advance declaration of the price for 50 per cent supply that would be available by vaccine manufacturers to the state governments in the open market. State hospitals, private hospitals and industrial establishments may then based on the price procure vaccine doses from manufacturers.
- 50 per cent supply have been earmarked for other than the government of India channel, and private hospitals will have to procure their supplies of COVID-19 vaccine exclusively through them.
- Giving a clarification, Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Wednesday said that the liberalized vaccination policy nowhere means that the vaccines will be sold in pharmacies and chemist shops. He also added that the price that private hospitals would charge shall be monitored.
- All the vaccine manufacturers are free to supply the remaining 50% doses to state governments and in the open market, post supplying the 50% of their monthly Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) released doses to the government of India
- The document said that the eligible population would be same for the government of India vaccination centres, that is the healthcare workers (HCWs), frontline workers (FLWs) and population above 45 years of age but for the channels other than government of India, all adult citizens of the country would be eligible.
- Along with the stocks and price per vaccination applicable in all vaccination centres, all vaccination (through government of India vaccination centres and other than the government of India channel) will be part of the National Vaccination Programme, will follow all existing guidelines and be captured on the CoWIN platform. Also conformation with Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) management is must and so are reporting, digital vaccination certificate and all other prescribed norms.
- The second doses of the existing priority groups i.e. HCWs, FLWs and people aged above 45 would be given a priority and a specific and focused strategy would be communicated to all stakeholders.