Covid-19: Next phase of vaccination to begin tomorrow; govt releases guidance note for CoWIN 2.0 registration

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Updated: Feb 28, 2021 8:10 PM

The government has released a guidance note regarding the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination which will begin tomorrow at 9.00 AM.

covid19 vaccinationCOVID-19 vaccination via CoWIN registration will begin tomorrow

The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination will begin from Monday in which senior citizens and those above the age of 45 years with comorbidities will be able to register for vaccination appointments using CoWIN 2.0 portal. The government has released a guidance note regarding the next phase of vaccination which will begin tomorrow at 9.00 AM.

Citizens will be able to register themselves using the CoWIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications like the Aarogya Setu app and book an appointment for vaccination. The portal will have all the information about nearby vaccination centers and they can choose the place and time for their vaccination.

According to news agency ANI, the government has allowed respective states and Union Territories (UTs) government to decide the number of doses planned to be administered for a vaccination cycle. “The total vaccination slots for a vaccination cycle should not exceed the target number of doses,” the government said.

The Union Health Ministry said that all citizens who will turn 60 or above as on January 1, 2022 are eligible to get vaccinated in the second phase. Registration can be done at www.cowin.gov.in.

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The information was shared during a workshop for private hospitals on CoWIN 2.0. The workshop was organised by the ministry and the National Health Authority (NHA). These hospitals were explained about the modalities of all the new features that have been added to the CoWIN 2.0 digital platform.

The ministry said that there will be the facility of only one live appointment for a beneficiary for each dose and an appointment for any date can be done before 3 pm on a COVID Vaccination Center (CVC).

A user guide explaining the registration process on CoWin 2.0 and an appointment for vaccination is available on the official websites of the Union Ministry of Health and National Health Authority.

The government re-iterated that COVID-19 vaccination will be totally free at all government health facilities. However, the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine has been capped by the government at Rs 250 per shot for private hospitals. The government has allowed private hospitals to recover service charges of Rs 100 per dose.

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