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Covid India LIVE Updates: Can you register for vaccination without Aadhaar card? FAQs on Co-WIN answered

The second wave of Covid19 is taking over the country at an alarming rate. In this situation, vaccinations remain the most effective prevention strategy to maintain immunity for a prolonged period. Citizens aged 18 or above can get themselves registered on Co-WIN app or site to get the jab.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 14, 2021 7:27 IST
Can you register for vaccination without Aadhaar card? FAQs on Co-WIN answered
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Can you register for vaccination without Aadhaar card? FAQs on Co-WIN answered

The second wave of Covid19 is taking over the country at an alarming rate. The government has announced lockdown in many states, hence putting a stop on movement to contain the spread of the virus. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said that the second wave of coronavirus is impacting slightly more number of younger people as they might have begun going out. The government has also warned about the third wave of Covid19 which can begin from September. It is said that it will impact the children majorly. 

In this situation, vaccinations remain the most effective prevention strategy to maintain immunity for a prolonged period. Citizens aged 18 or above can get themselves registered to get the jab. The registrations can be done online on Co-WIN app or site and slots can be booked.

 

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  • 9:18 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    What if I cannot go for vaccination on the date of appointment? Can I reschedule my appointment?

    The appointment can be rescheduled at any time. In case you are not able to go for vaccination on the date of appointment, you can reschedule the appointment by clicking on the “Reschedule” tab. You can also cancel the appointment anytime.

  • 9:17 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    What are the options if one citizen is aged 45 or above and other is aged 18 or above?

    If one citizen is aged 45 or above and other citizen is aged 18 to 44 years and both want to schedule a combined appointment, then only private paid vaccination centres or vaccination centres as per State’s policy will be made available. However, it may happen that some hospitals which are catering to people with 45 years or more may not allow the booking of appointments for people with lesser age. In that case you may make bookings one by one. 

  • 7:21 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Note: Up to 4 people can be registered for vaccination using the same mobile number in the Co-WIN portal. Citizens with no access to smart phones or computers can take help from friends or family for online registration.

  • 7:21 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Is online registration mandatory for Covid 19 vaccination?

    As per the government, citizens aged 18-44 years should mandatorily register online and schedule appointments. However, people aged 45 years and above can schedule appointments online or walk-in to vaccination centres. 

    Vaccination Centres provide for a limited number of on-spot registration slots every day. So, all citizens are recommended to register online and schedule vaccination in advance for a hassle-free vaccination experience.

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