COVID-19 vaccine registration opens for all above 18 from April 28

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New Delhi (NVI): The central government today said that the registration for the third phase including, everyone above 18 years old, of Covid vaccination will start from April 28.

According to the government, the registration will start on the CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu App and there will be no walk-in allowed for beneficiaries in the third phase.

“From May 1, all people above 18 years of age will be vaccinated under the third phase of vaccination. If you are 18+ then be ready. Registration for Covid vaccination will start soon. visit my:,” union health minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted.

Meanwhile, clearing the rumours about registration date being April 24, the government said, “Don’t get misguided by rumours or news stating that registration for vaccination of 18+ citizens will start from 24th April 2021! The registrations will start on the CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu App from 28th April 2021 onwards. Stay informed, stay safe! India Fights Corona.”

Earlier in the day, Vardhan once again tweeted, “Are you 18+? On April 28 register for vaccination against Covid 19 on tp// Largest Vaccine Drive Phase 3 – begins on May 1”.

On April 19, The Centre had announced that everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible to get a vaccine against Covid-19 from May 1.

“All vaccination would be part of the National Vaccination Programme, and mandated to follow all protocols such as being captured on the CoWIN platform, linked to AEFI reporting and all other prescribed norms. Stocks and price per vaccination applicable in all vaccination centres will also have to be reported real-time,” the government had said.

How to register, book appointment on Co-WIN portal

You can register via three routes: Advance Self-Registration, On-site Registration and Facilitated Cohort Registration. The On-Site Registration allows those who cannot self-register in advance to walk into the identified vaccination centre and get themselves registered on-site and then get vaccinated. For Facilitated Cohort Registration, the local administration will register for the beneficiaries.

Citizens will be able to register and book appointments for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through the Aarogya Setu app.

For registration, people need to fill details like name, date of birth, gender, upload a photo ID proof like Aadhaar Card, Voter Card, Passport, Driving Licence, PAN Card or Pension Card.

Once the registration process is completed successfully, the beneficiary receives a confirmation message. A person can add three more people linked with this mobile number by clicking on the “Add More” button.

Eligible beneficiaries can schedule an appointment from the ‘Account Details’ page by clicking on ‘schedule appointment’ on the portal. You can search for the Vaccination Centre of choice by State, District, Block and Pin Code from the drop downs.

The beneficiary needs to click on the Vaccination Centre of choice, to get the dates and check for availability of slots. If a preferred slot is available, they can click on the ‘Book’ button. Then, an ‘Appointment Confirmation’ page will be displayed. Click on the ‘confirm’ button after verifying your details for final confirmation on booking. The scheduled appointment can be downloaded and saved.

If there are no availability of slots, then click on the button to check appointment slots for subsequent days/weeks or try another vaccination centre near you.

Can I reschedule my appointment?

Yes. Once the appointment is fixed, it can be rescheduled at any later stage, but before the vaccination appointment day.