The registration for the COVID-19 vaccine, for citizens above 18 years, will begin from April 28, 2021, the Central government announced.

From May 1 onwards, all adults in the country would be eligible to receive the vaccine jabs.

Citizens can register for their shot from April 28 on the CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu, the Centre said on Thursday.

Citizens can register via three routes–Advance Self-Registration, On-site Registration and Facilitated Cohort Registration.

The On-Site Registration allows those who cannot self-register in advance to walk into the identified vaccination centre and get themselves registered on-site and then get vaccinated.

For Facilitated Cohort Registration, the local administration will register for the beneficiaries.

How to register?

A person needs to register with his or her mobile number on the Co-WIN 2.0 portal (can be accessed here – www.cowin.gov.in).

They need to fill details like name, date of birth, gender, upload a photo ID proof like Aadhaar Card, Voter Card, Passport, Driving Licence, PAN Card or Pension Card.

Once the registration process is completed successfully, the beneficiary receives a confirmation message.

A person can add three more people linked with this mobile number by clicking on the “Add More” button.

How to book an appointment?

Eligible beneficiaries can schedule an appointment from the ‘Account Details’ page by clicking on ‘schedule appointment’ on the portal.

You can search for the Vaccination Centre of choice by State, District, Block and Pin Code from the dropdowns.

The beneficiary needs to click on the Vaccination Centre of choice, to get the dates and check for the availability of slots.

If a preferred slot is available, they can click on the ‘Book’ button. Then, an ‘Appointment Confirmation’ page will be displayed.

Click on the ‘confirm’ button after verifying your details for final confirmation on booking. The scheduled appointment can be downloaded and saved.

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