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- Where can I get the vaccine from?
- Vaccines are available from Government and Private Health
Facilities as notified, known as COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs)
- How do I pre-register myself online for an appointment for vaccination?
- Online registration and appointment can be done through Co-WIN
You will have to give some basic information about yourself and details of your
photo identification card to get yourself registered online.
From one mobile phone number, one can register 4 people, however, each person
will need their own photo identification document.
If Aadhar card is used as identification document, consent will be obtained and
Through the portal, you can find out the list of available CVCs and dates and
time of available vaccination slots, to book an appointment as per your choice.
You will need an OTP verification prior to registration and a confirmation
slip/token will be generated after registration. You will also get a
confirmatory sms later.
For all Private Hospitals, prior registration and appointment will be the only
method of registration.
For Government hospitals, a proportion of slots will be available for online
registration and appointment, the rest will be kept for on site registration
Appointments for any date for a Vaccination Center will be closed at 12:00 pm
on the day prior to the date.
- If I cannot pre-register myself online, how do I register on the spot and
- Those who cannot get themselves registered online can contact
their local Government health workers, who will help the beneficiaries to the
Government CVC for on the spot registration, appointment, verification and
vaccination on the same day. Please ask your nearest Governmen health care
worker to guide you about the nearest Government CVC where COVID vaccination
will be available and the days of the week when this will be available. You
need to carry your mobile phone and a photo identification document to get
yourself vaccinated. The workers in the Government CVC will help you to
register on the spot, get appointment and get vaccinated on the same day.
- Can a person get the COVID-19 vaccine without registration with Health
- No, the registration of beneficiary is mandatory for vaccination
for COVID-19 vaccine. Once registered, notification and information about the
vaccine session date and time will be shared with the beneficiary. There will
be a provision for walk-in to vaccination centres but they too would need to
register on site before vaccination
- Will I get any certificate that I am vaccinated?
- Yes, a provisional certificate would be provided after the first
dose. On completion of second dose, when you receive the message for completion
of schedule it would include a link to download digital certificate of
vaccination for your perusal. This certificate can be then be saved in the
- Do I have a choice of vaccine I will receive?
- The vaccine will be supplied to various parts of India as per
availability and distribution plan, beneficiaries load and so at present the
option of choice of vaccine is not available.
- Is it mandatory to take the vaccine?
- Vaccination for COVID-19 is voluntary. However, it is advisable
to receive the complete schedule of COVID-19 vaccine for protecting oneself
against this disease and also to limit the spread of this disease to the close
contacts including family members, friends, relatives and co-workers.
- Will the COVID-19 vaccine be given to everyone simultaneously?
- Based on the potential availability of vaccines the Government of India has selected the priority groups who will be vaccinated on priority as they are at higher risk. The first group includes healthcare and frontline workers. The second group to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be persons over 60 years of age and persons between 45 and 59 years of age with comorbid conditions. Also for 28-April above 18years can register for vaccination
- Can a person presently having COVID-19 (confirmed or suspected) infection be vaccinated?
- The person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection may increase the risk of spreading the same to others at the vaccination site. For this reason, infected individuals should defer vaccination for 14 days after symptoms resolution
- Out of the multiple vaccines available, how is one or more vaccines chosen for administration?
- The safety and efficacy data from clinical trials of vaccine candidates are examined by the Drug regulator of our country before granting the license for the same. Hence, all the COVID-19 vaccines that receive licenses will have comparable safety and efficacy. However, it must be ensured that the entire schedule of vaccination is completed by only one type of vaccine as different COVID-19 vaccines are not interchangeable.
- How long I will remain protected after vaccination?
- The longevity of the immune response in vaccinated individuals is yet to be determined. Hence, continuing the use of masks, handwashing, physical distancing, and other COVID-19 appropriate behaviors are strongly recommended.
- Do I need to use the mask/other COVID-19 appropriate precautions after receiving the vaccine?
- Yes, it is absolutely necessary that everyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine should continue to follow the COVID-19 appropriate behavior i.e., mask, do gaj ki doori and hand sanitization to protect themselves and those around from spreading the infection.
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