The third phase of corona vaccination in India is starting on May 1. In this phase, there is a preparation to vaccinate all those who are more than 18 years of age, i.e., born before January 1, 2004. The total population of 18+ in the country is 58.9%, i.e., more than 59 crores. It’s appreciating news to give vaccine doses to this huge age group. How to Register to Get Coronavirus Vaccine?
Now preparations have begun for the country’s largest youth population to be vaccinated. It would be best if you also prepared in advance. Gather all information well in advance and know how to register for the Corona vaccine. How many days will be the difference between the two doses of the vaccine? In how many days will you will see its effect? What do you have to do before and after the vaccine and what not?
The Registration Process for Vaccination
The Co-WIN platform will be your destination to get registered for vaccination. The process for registration is as follows-
- First register on Co-WIN website. Click here to direct land on the platform.
- Verify OTP you’ve received on your mobile phone.
- Fill out the correct details based on your aadhar card, voter id card, or pan card.
- Now, you will have to enter your area pin code to choose your vaccination site. After that, select a suitable date and time.
- Remember, only four members can get registered with one mobile number.
- Vaccination is free in the government hospital, and you will have to pay Rs250 for vaccination in a private hospital.
Walk-in Facility to Get the Vaccine
A walk-in facility is also available in government and private vaccination centers. Anyone can get registered on the spot by showing their id proofs and get a vaccine at the same time. But, first, you must know the conditions of your vaccination centers.
Point to remember at the time of vaccination
You will have to fill in all details with the same documents. Keep an eye on your name spelling, date of birth, id number, etc. All 18+-year-old candidates can register themselves from May 28, 2021, on the Arogya setu or Co-WIN platform.
What will Happen on Vaccination Center
Entry Point: A police, home guard, or NCC officer will confirm your registration and check your id details.
Waiting Area: Again, an officer from the police, guard, or NCC will check your details and match them with the Co-WIN platform.
Vaccination Area: Here, you will see a nurse or healthcare worker. They will do vaccination. Only one candidate will be present in the vaccination room at a time.
Observation Area: All candidates have to wait here for a minimum of 30 minutes after getting the vaccine. Here you will see two officers; they will keep an eye on the candidate’s side effect. This area will have efficient space for your rest. Drinking and washroom facilities are also available in this area.
Available vaccines in India
Who made it – Collaboration between ICMR and Bharat Biotech.
Vaccine type – Inactivated
Effectiveness – 81.3%
Price – Free in the government hospitals and Rs. 250 in a private hospital
Side effects – Pain on injection area, Headache, Fatigue, Knee pain, fever, weakness, Vomiting, etc.
Who made it – Collaboration between Oxford-Astrazeneca and serum institute of India.
Vaccine type – Non-replicating viral vector
Effectiveness – 70%
Price – Free in the government hospital and Rs. 250 in a private hospital
Side effects – Swelling on the injection area, Headache, Fatigue, Knee pain, fever, weakness, body pain, etc.
Lack of Doses- Action Taken to Increase Production
- At this time, Covidshield held 91% of all the doses vaccinated in India. Serum Institute of India (SII) created it, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer. Now due to a shortage of raw materials, the institute is also unable to increase production. At the same time, Bharat Biotech is also getting involved in speeding up production. The government has asked the biomedical research body Hoffkin Institute to make Covaxin remove the vaccine shortage.
- The government approved the Russian vaccine Sputnik V on April 12 to address the lack of vaccine doses.
- Vaccine dose quantities are not enough at the moment, but Sputnik V, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines will come to market soon. Apart from this, trials of 6 vaccines are going on in India. Then definitely, there will be no shortage of vaccine doses.
Corona Vaccine FAQs
Q. Is it necessary to vaccinate yourself?
A. No. It totally depends on you. But experts suggest vaccinating yourself to keep away from the virus.
Q. Is mask necessary after vaccination?
A. Yes. The vaccine will take its time to get effective; it is suggested to wear a mask until then. Social distancing is also necessary.
Q. Does an infected or person with symptoms should get vaccinated?
A. No. If you are suffering from coronavirus infection or you see minor symptoms, you should not have the vaccine. You will have to wait until you recover from the infection.
Q. Is there any vaccine side effect?
A. Yes. You can face swelling and pain in the injection area, Headache, Fatigue, Knee pain, fever, weakness, body pain, etc., after vaccination.
Q. Is it compulsory to take a second dose at the same place you took the first dose of the vaccine?
A. No. This is not compulsory.
Q. Can you cancel your appointment?
A. Yes. This facility is available on both the Arogya setu and Co-WIN platforms. You can reschedule your appointment.
Q. How many days will be the difference between the two doses of the vaccine?
A. 6 to 8 weeks is the most favorable gap between doses.
Q. In how many days will you will see its effect?
A. You will see vaccination effect in a minimum of 14 days.