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How to Register for COVID-19 Vaccine 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.

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 your parents vaccinated. With these steps, you can apply for vaccine registration-

You can visit  website 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 website or Aarogya Setu App
  • Now enter your mobile number and click on the OTP
  • Enter the One Time Password or OTP received on your mobile number and click on the verify button
  • Go to the CoWin tab on the Aarogya Setu app, and open the Vaccination tab, and Proceed
  • 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”
  • People aged between 45 years and 60 years also need to carry a medical certificate at the time of appointment
  • 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
  • You will see a calendar icon, you can schedule the appointment by clicking on it
  • It will direct you to the “Book Appointment for Vaccination” page
  • Here you need to provide details such as your State/Union Territory, Block, District, and Pin code. After that, you need to click on the “Search” button.
  • You will find a list of Vaccination Centers nearby your location. You can simply select a Centre for vaccination and see the available vaccination dates at these Centres
  • You can choose the date slots and timing as per your convenience, and click on the “Book” option
  • A page will appear with your booking details and Appointment Confirmation
  • You can click on Confirm if the details are correct and go Back if some changes need to be made
  • 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
  • If you move to another city, for example, Pune or Mumbai then you can make the changes accordingly and find the nearest vaccination Centre in that particular city

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.


  • Q: Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine/jab in India?

    Ans:The 2nd phase of the COVID-19 vaccine started in India for people above the age of 60 years i.e. senior citizens, and those above the age of 45-years with co-morbidities. The vaccination is administered at Rs 250 in private hospitals and for free at government Centres.
  • Q: Is Bharat Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine authorized for emergency use in India?

    Ans:Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has been given permission by the Central Licensing Authority of India for restricted use in case of emergency. The Bharat Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine (COVAXINTM) prevents Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) that is caused by SARS-CoV-2.
  • Q: What is the timeline of the COVID-19 vaccine in India?

    Ans:In India, COVID vaccine was launched on 16 January 2021. In the first phase, it was given to the frontline and healthcare workers. The second group who is above the age of 45-years with pre-existing disease and those above the age of 60-years will receive it in the second phase.
  • Q: Can I still get infected with COVID after getting the vaccine?

    Ans:Yes, you can still get infected with coronavirus after being vaccinated. However, evidence suggests that after being fully injected chances of being infected are rare, they experience only mild symptoms as they would have otherwise.
  • Q: Is COVID or coronavirus vaccine free in India?

    Ans:Everyone above the age of 60 years and those over 45 years with pre-existing diseases got the jab from March 1 at government facilities. In a recent announcement, the charges are kept at Rs 250 in private hospitals and for free in government Institutions.
Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 05 April 2021

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