New Delhi (NVI): As India begins its second phase of Covid vaccination drive, the registration for the vaccine on Co-Win portal will start from 9 am tomorrow, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement today.
“The next phase of the world’s largest vaccination drive for the age-appropriate population groups will commence from 1stMarch 2021 (tomorrow). Registration will open at 9:00 am on 1st March 2021 (at www.cowin.gov.in),” the Ministry said in a statement.
Approximately 27 crore people are to be inoculated in the second phase of the massive vaccination drive which began on January 16. Senior citizens (above 60) and those who above 45 years and and suffering from co-morbidities, will be able to register themselves.
Citizens will be able to register and book and appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the COWIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu etc, the Ministry said.
The information was shared during the orientation workshop organised by the 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 empanelled under State Government’s Health Insurance Schemes, on Co-WIN 2.0.
There will be only one live appointment for a beneficiary at any point of time for each dose. Appointments for any date for a COVID Vaccination Center will be closed at 3:00 pm on that day for which the slots were opened, the Ministry said.
For example, for 1st March the slots will be open from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm on 1st March, and the appointments can be booked anytime before that, subject to availability. However, on 1st March an appointment can also be booked for any future date for which vaccination slots are available.
A slot for second dose will also be booked at the same COVID Vaccination Center on 29th day of the date of appointment of the 1st dose. If a beneficiary cancels a first dose appointment, then appointment of both doses will be cancelled, the Health Ministry said.
“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,” the Ministry said.
However, all those registered on one mobile number will have nothing in common except the mobile number. 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:
Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
NPR Smart Card
Pension Document with photograph