COVID-19 Vaccine Registration: The Government of India is all set to begin the registration for the long-awaited mass vaccination drive for citizens above the age of 18 years. Eligible people can go ahead and register themselves on CoWIN portal or the Aarogya Setu app from 4 PM today. The vaccination drive (Phase 3) will begin on May 1 across the country. The decision on a ‘liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination’ was taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with doctors.Also Read - More Caution: Maharashtra Health Minister Warns People Amid Rising COVID Cases. Read Details

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Phase 3 of coronavirus vaccination for people above the age of 18 will commence on May 1. Here’s how you can register on the CoWIN app. Also Read - Breaking News Highlights: Union Minister Anurag Thakur Launches Takshashila Sports City in Pune

COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 3: How to Register on CoWIN Portal

  1.  Visit the official website of CoWIN – cowin.gov.in (Click here for direct link)
  2. Enter your 10-digit mobile number or Aadhaar number
  3. You will receive an OTP on the mobile number, enter it in the given space
  4. Once registered, schedule your preferred date and time
  5. Get your COVID-19 vaccination done.

After this, you will get a Reference ID via which you can get your vaccination certificate.

COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 3: Documents Required

You will need at least one of the following documents at the time of registration, along with a Photo ID

  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License
  • Health Insurance Smart Card issued under by Ministry of Labour
  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment
  • Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card
  • Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
  • Passport
  • Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office
  • Pension Document
  • Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/ State Govt./ Public Limited Companies

The government said procurement, eligibility, administration of coronavirus vaccines are being made flexible. As per the order, vaccine manufacturers would supply 50 per cent of their monthly Central Drugs Laboratory released doses to the Government of India and would be free to supply the remaining 50 per cent doses to state governments and in the open market.