COVID-19 vaccine registration for 18+ begins today

New Delhi: All those who are 18 years of age and above can now register themselves for COVID-19 vaccine from Wednesday 4 pm on the government’s CoWin platform -  cowin.gov.in, the Aarogya Setu app and Umang App as the government gears up to launch the third phase of the immunisation drive on May 1.

Amid deadly Covid-19 second wave surge, the Centre had said that all Indian adults will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine starting May 1.

The inoculation process and documents to be provided to get the jab to remain the same.

It is to be noted that the government has made it mandatory for the 18-44 age group to register themselves on the CoWIN portal and get an appointment for vaccination against coronavirus, saying walk-ins will not be allowed initially to avoid 'chaos' at immunisation centres once the inoculations drive opens up substantially.

From May 1, the present system of private COVID-19 vaccination centres receiving doses from the government and charging up to Rs 250 per dose from people will cease to exist and private hospitals will procure directly from vaccine manufacturers.

However, those aged 45 years and above can still avail the facility of on-site registration to get vaccinated.