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As India has been hit by the worst Covid-19 wave right now, the government has decided to open vaccination to all adults for the first time since the vaccination drive has started. The government will also continue to vaccinate those who were declared eligible earlier including frontline workers and people above 45 years and those people can already register online to get the shot of the vaccine. But the Covid vaccine registration for all above 18 years will open on April 28. Here’s how you can register yourself to get the dose.

Also, read | 3 Ways to Find Nearest COVID-19 Vaccination Center Online

COVID Vaccine Registration for All Above 18 Years

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Those who will now be eligible for the Covid vaccine can register through the CoWIN website and the Aarogya Setu app. As per the MoHFW, the registrations will start on April 28th. Here are the two ways to register.

1. Registration through the CoWIN portal

  • Head to the CoWIN portal and click on Register or Sign in Yourself.

  • On the next page, enter your mobile number and click on Get OTP. After that, an OTP will be sent on your phone. Enter it on the site, and click on Verify.

  • On the Register for Vaccination page, enter details including photo ID proof, ID number, name, gender, and year of birth, then click on Register.

  • Once registered, you will see your account details. Here, you will get the option to schedule an appointment.
  • Click on the Schedule Appointment or calendar icon next to the name of the person registered.

  • After that, enter your area pin code and click on Search to get the list of vaccination centers. Once the centers show up, select one, and then choose your preferred date and time and lastly click on Confirm.

You can add up to four members through one account on the Cowin portal. You can also reschedule your appointment by visiting similar steps.

2. Registration through the Aarogya Setu app

  • Open the Aarogya Setu app on your phone and click on the Vaccination tab on the home page.
  • Enter your mobile number and click on Proceed to Verify. Enter OTP and click on Verify.
  • You will be then redirected to the Registration for Vaccination page.

Here you will be asked the same details as mentioned above in the process through the CoWIN portal. So, the rest of the registration process is the same here.

COVID Vaccine Price in India

The COVID vaccination drive in India currently has vaccines – Covaxin, developed by India’s Bharat Biotech and Covishield, developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca, and is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Apart from these two, Russia’s Sputnik will also be used soon.

For people above 45 years, both Covishield and Covaxin are available free of cost at government hospitals and at private hospitals, these people can get vaccines for Rs 250.

But for people between 18 years and 45 years, the Serum Institute of India has announced the prices for its vaccine.

For those above 18 years, Serum’s vaccine would cost Rs. 400 at state govt hospitals and at Rs. 600 at private hospitals. However, this doesn’t mean that it will be the maximum you will pay and it may also include additional charges (taxes) once the vaccination starts.

If we talk about Covaxin, it is currently is free at central government vaccination centers and at Rs 250 at a private hospital for people who are 45 and above. Bharat Biotech hasn’t yet announced the prices of Covaxin for all. Once they do, we will update this article.

It is to be noted here, some state governments (like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar) have announced to offer free vaccination for all.

COVID Vaccine Dosage Timeline

If we talk about dosage, each individual has to take two shots of the vaccine. As per the CoWIN portal, the second dose of Covaxin should be taken anytime between 28 and 42 days after the first one and Covishield’s second dose should be taken between 28 days to 56 days.

We suggest our readers should also register for the vaccine if they are eligible once the registration opens. Also, follow guidelines set by the government to stop the spread. Stay home, stay safe! And for such articles, stay tuned with us!!

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