India is all set to begin the registration of the phase 3 vaccination drive from Saturday, May 1. For this phase, the Union Government announced that everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible to get a vaccine against COVID-19 from May 1. As the supply of vaccines remains a concern, states like Maharashtra have chosen to delay the roll-out to 18+. But in the rest of the country, the much-awaited self-registration process kick-started at 4 pm on Wednesday, April 28.

The entire country is grappling with the brutal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past few days, India has been reporting more than three lakh cases and more than 2,500 deaths every single day. Therefore, vaccination is deemed to be India’s best shot against the invisible enemy. Vaccines are proven very safe and extremely effective for all healthy adults and therefore, the government and scientists urge people to shed the vaccine hesitancy and avail themselves the shots at the earliest.

As compared to phase 2, in this phase all eligible individuals have to self-register themselves on an online portal called CoWin or the two government apps: Aarogya Setu and Umang. The government has already clarified that there will be no walk-in allowed for beneficiaries in the third phase. “Only self-registration and advance appointments for people between 18 to 45 years of age. No walk-in allowed,” stated the government officials.

How to register?

Individuals can register themselves for phase 3 drive-by following these steps


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Self-Registration for COVID-19 Vaccination Starts for 18+ on CoWIN, Aarogya Setu, Umang; Here’re Steps to Follow
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India is all set to begin the registration of the phase 3 vaccination drive from Saturday, May 1. For this phase, the Union Government announced that everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible to get a vaccine against COVID-19 from May 1. As the supply of vaccines remains a concern, states like Maharashtra have chosen to delay the roll-out to 18+. But in the rest of the country, the much-awaited self-registration process kick-started at 4 pm on Wednesday, April 28.

The entire country is grappling with the brutal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past few days, India has been reporting more than three lakh cases and more than 2,500 deaths every single day. Therefore, vaccination is deemed to be India’s best shot against the invisible enemy. Vaccines are proven very safe and extremely effective for all healthy adults and therefore, the government and scientists urge people to shed the vaccine hesitancy and avail themselves the shots at the earliest.

As compared to phase 2, in this phase all eligible individuals have to self-register themselves on an online portal called CoWin or the two government apps: Aarogya Setu and Umang. The government has already clarified that there will be no walk-in allowed for beneficiaries in the third phase. “Only self-registration and advance appointments for people between 18 to 45 years of age. No walk-in allowed,” stated the government officials.

How to register?
Individuals can register themselves for phase 3 drive-by following these steps:

Open https://www.cowin.gov.in/home on your mobile/laptop web browser
OR Open CoWin tab on Aarogya Setu or Umang apps and go to the vaccination registration option
Click on the “register/sign-in” option.
Enter your mobile number and click on generate OTP option.
After receiving the OTP, enter it and ‘verify’
Once the verification of your mobile number with OTP is done, register on the vaccination page by providing required details like name, age, gender and photo ID details.
Click on “Register” and then click on the ‘Schedule’ option.
Enter the pin code of your locality, or select from the list of states and then districts
This is showcase several vaccination centres, then select your preferred location, date and time and click on the final ‘Confirm’ button.

Unfortunately, scheduling appointments remained unavailable for most people and the portal carries a disclaimer that appointments at state government centres and private centres will depend on how many centres are ready on May 1 for vaccination of 18-plus beneficiaries. Some states have indicated they may not be able to begin the drive on May 1 as the supplies remain insufficient. However, scheduling appointments is likely to open in most states shortly.

All vaccination would be part of the National Vaccination Program and mandated to follow all protocols such as being captured on CoWIN platform, linked to AEFI reporting and all other prescribed norms. Currently, only Covishield (Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine) and Covaxin (Bharat Biotech’s vaccine) are available for the beneficiaries. India has given emergency-use approval for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine as well and is likely to receive its first batch on May 1.

In this vaccination phase, the central government has allowed vaccine manufacturers to give 50% of their stock to open-market, and to the states. The Serum Institute of India vaccine comes at a price cap of ₹400 per dose for states and ₹600 per dose for private hospitals, while Covaxin cost at ₹600 per dose to states and ₹1,200 per dose to private hospitals. However, these prices are subjected to change as per the request by the central government.

Vaccination will continue to be provided free of cost to the eligible population as defined earlier which include Health Care Workers (HCWs), Front Line Workers (FLWs) and all people above 45 years of age at Government of India (GoI) vaccination centres.

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