Covid-19 vaccine for every Indian above 18 years from May 1: How to register, book appointment and download vaccine certificate online
The government announced that all Indian citizens above the age of 18 years can now get Covid-19 vaccine in India starting May 1, 2021. The entire Covid-19 vaccination drive in India is digital starting from the registration process to getting vaccinated. Here’s a detailed step-by-step process to get Covid-19 which includes registering for the vaccine online, scheduling an appointment and downloading the vaccine certificate.
Note: Due to the huge demand for vaccines, it may not be easy to get a slot. But your chances are likely to be better with an appointment booked than in walk-in.
Before registering for Covid-19 vaccination online you need to have these
There’s no app for Covid-19 vaccine. You would need a PC with working internet or use any internet browser on your mobile like Google Chrome or Safari. You would need a working mobile number and photo ID proof like Aadhaar card, Driving License, etc
Covid-19 vaccine registration online: How to do it
You can register for Covid-19 vaccine by logging on “www.cowin.gov.in”’. Enter your mobile number to receive OTP for verification via SMS. Click on the ‘Verify’ button to complete the registration process.
Covid-19 vaccine confirmation online: How to confirm your vaccine registration
After registering on the CoWIN website, a new ‘Registration of Vaccination’ page will appear. Enter details like Photo ID type, Photo ID Proof number, name, date of birth, gender and other details. Then click on the Register button. You will receive necessary details regarding vaccination via an SMS. Check the details properly. You will get a Beneficiary Reference ID at the time of registering for the vaccine, save this ID.
Up to 3 more people with the same mobile number can register for Covid-19 vaccine
You can add 3 more people linked to the same account on CoWIN website. To do this, click the ‘Add More’ button at the bottom right side of the Account Details page. You will need to enter similar details for other people to register them for vaccination.