The COVID-19 pandemic in India has taken a grim turn, with more than 2,000 deaths and more than 3 lakh new cases being reported every day. Given the situation, the government will start vaccinating all Indian above the age of 18 starting May 1, and the registration has already begun on the government’s Co-WIN platform, which can also be accessed via the Aarogya Setu app. The registration for those above 18 began at 4PM today. Indians can register themselves and their family members for COVID-19 on Co-WIN or the Aarogya Setu app on their mobiles. There is a Co-WIN app as well, but that is only available for Android users and they can download it via the Google Play Store. Citizens can register up to four people with one account. In this article, we will tell you how to register for COVID-19 vaccine via Co-WIN and Aarogya Setu and what all do you need in order to register yourself and book a date and time to get their first COVID-19 vaccine jab.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR VACCINE VIA CO-WIN
In order to register for the vaccine, users need to go to the Co-WIN website and click on Register/ Sign in. The second step involves users to add their mobile number and verify themselves via a one-time password (OTP). Next step involves entering all your details including which photo ID proof you want to use, name, gender, and year of birth. After registering, users will get an option to schedule an appointment (Click “Schedule" next to the name of the registered user). Add your area Pin code and click on Search to find a vaccination centre near you, select date and time, and then click “Confirm."
Users registering for the vaccine via Co-WIN can add up to four members through one login. There is also the option of rescheduling an appointment.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR VACCINE VIA AAROGYA SETU
For registering on the Aarogya Setu app, Indians need to open the app and click on the Co-WIN tab present on the home screen. Then, users need to select “Vaccination Registration" and then enter their phone number to verify themselves via an OTP. On the Registration page, users need to enter all their details like which photo ID proof they’ll be using, name, gender, and year of birth (same as Co-WIN platform), then click “Register." After registering, users can go ahead and look for a vaccination centre near them by entering the area Pin code and clicking search. Then, they can select a date and time to book an appointment.