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    How to Register for COVID-19 Vaccine for Above 45 & 60 Years in India?

    After Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the Covaxin jab, the next phase of Covid-19 vaccine registration and walk-ins are now open for senior citizens. The Centre said that over 25 lakh people registered for vaccination on the CoWin portal on the first day. Elderly people above the age of 60 years can register themselves. Co-WIN Covid-19 vaccine registration opened on March 01, 2021, and remains open from 9 AM till 3 PM every day. The Vaccination drive is now open for those above the age of 18 years and above. The same can be done through Arogya Setu App as well.



    In the first phase, the country vaccinated the frontline workers and the next phase is now open for senior citizens (above the age of 60 years) and those above the age of 45-years with comorbidities can register to get them vaccinated. To register and book your appointment at the nearest Vaccination Centres you can check-out the user guide on the websites of the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and the National Health Authority (NHA).

    Here’s a simple guide that you can follow to get yourself vaccinated. With these steps, you can apply for vaccine registration-

    How to register for Covid-19 vaccination using Aarogya Setu app?

    The steps to register for COVID-19 vaccination are given below:

    • Install and open the Arogya Setu App on your phone, and select Vaccination
    • Enter your phone number, click proceed, NOW enter the OTP, and verify to register yourself
    • Select the Photo ID option i.e. Aadhar card, PAN Card, Passport, License, etc.
    • Enter your district like Delhi, Haryana, etc. Date of birth, 
    • Enter the Pincode and now select the vaccination Centre near you ( select paid or free slot)
    • Once registered you will receive and ‘SMS’ on your phone with the time slot

    How to Register Using CoWin App?

    You can visit the official website http://www.cowin.gov.in  to complete the vaccine registration process. You will not find the CoWIN app on Play Store as it is for administrators only. You can find this on Arogya Setu App. The availability of slots to get vaccinated in the nearby hospitals is subjected to availability. Now checkout the steps to complete the registration process:

    • Open Cowin.gov.in website or Aarogya Setu App and got to the Vaccination tab
    • Now enter your mobile number and enter the OTP that you receive
    • A registration page will appear and you need to enter your full name, photo ID type, age, gender, and phone number on it. For example, for photo ID proof you can use your Aadhaar Card and Driving License
    • Click on the register button if you are registering for a senior citizen or people above the age of 60-years
    • If you are above 45-years and have comorbidities or pre-existing medical conditions, then click on yes when asked “Do you have any co-morbidities”
    • After registration is done, you will receive a confirmation message on your registered mobile number
    • Once registered, the system will display all the account details. An individual can add four more people with the same mobile number. Click on the ‘Add button’ and add their details for registration
    • Select the vaccination Centre as per your District/City/Pincode. Choose the Time slot and Click on Booking option
    • A page will appear with your booking details and Appointment Confirmation
    • Appointment Successful page will appear at the end with all the booking details. Simply download it and save it

    Those who want to reschedule their appointment in case of emergency, can log in with their mobile number, enter the OTP and make the necessary. You can do that by clicking on the edit icon below the ‘Action’ column against the registered individuals

    What documents will you need for COVID Vaccination?

    When you are going for COVID-19 vaccination, you need to carry your Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) or Aadhaar Card for Photo Id proof. You can also carry the specific Photo ID card that you used at the time of online registration.

    Are there any Side-effects of the Coronavirus/COVID Vaccine?

    Some of the most common side effects that have been reported are mild fever, soreness at the site of the injection, headache, chills, fatigue, and muscle aches. The symptoms do not last too long and are a sign that your immune system is responding well to the vaccine.

    If you have got a Covishield or Covaxin shot, the companies have mentioned these possible adverse effects on their websites. Here is a list of possible side-effects that you need to be aware of:

    Covaxin Side-effects

    The mild side-effects of the drug include pain and swelling on the injection site, redness, itching, stiffness. Some other symptoms include weakness in body ache, injection arm, fever, headache, weakness, malaise, vomiting, rashes, and nausea.

    Side-effects of Covishield

    Covishield’s common side-effects include pain, warmth, and swelling, tenderness, itching, and bruising on the arm where the injection shot was taken. Some people can also experience a general feeling of being unwell, tiredness, chills, headache, joint pain, nausea, or muscle ache, a small lump, fever, vomiting, flu-like symptoms, such as sore throat, high temperature, cough, runny nose, and chills.

    Why should you consider health insurance for Coronavirus despite the vaccine?

    Coronavirus cases started to slow down but now with the new variant coming in, the cases have started to soar up. The new COVID variant poses severe threats and early pneumonia symptoms, therefore it’s important to secure the best health treatment with an adequate coronavirus insurance policy. You can consider buying Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak health plan and any other specific health plan for COVID-19 listed on our site.

    Nowadays most of the health insurance companies in India provide coverage for Coronavirus hospitalization expenses. The best part is that these COVID mediclaim policies cover the cost of ventilators, PPE kits, masks, gloves,, and other consumable items that may not be covered in a normal health insurance policy.

    Check out various COVID policies on our site and secure your family from vaccination side effects also. As most of the health plans would cover the same.


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    Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 19 August 2021
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