Bengaluru, NFAPost: Starting 1 March, the government has started rolling out its third phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive for senior citizens as well as those affected with co-morbidities in the age group of 45-59 years.
Steps to register for the free Covid-19 vaccination via Co-WIN 2.0 portal
The registration for the vaccination drive remains open starting at 9 am on Monday (1 March) as confirmed by the health ministry. Here are a few simple steps to complete the registration for Covid-19 vaccination on the Co-WIN 2.0 portal:
- Navigate to the official Co-WIN website – cowin.gov.in
- Key in your Aadhaar number or the 10-digit mobile number to initiate the registration process.
- You will soon receive an OTP on your submitted mobile number. Just enter the same OTP number to complete the registration.
- You will then get the vaccination scheduled date and time details on your mobile phone. Once you are successfully vaccinated, you will be given a Reference ID that can be exchanged for the government approved vaccination certificate.
What you should know before you register for the Covid-19 vaccination?
Here are some key points to remember:
- Using a single mobile number, you can register up to four beneficiaries.
- Each such registered beneficiary will receive a separate reference ID for the same mobile number that is common for all the four.
- All registrations should be accompanied by a photo ID card number for each beneficiary wherein the attached identification document could be any of the following: Driving License, Aadhaar card, PAN Card, NPR Smart Card, Electoral Photo Identity Card or Pension document with photograph.
- As announced by the Union Ministry of health and family welfare on Saturday (27 February), it is mandatory for people with co-morbid conditions to carry a medical certificate to avail the vaccination. The announcement also highlighted the 20 co-morbid conditions that will be receiving the Covid-19 vacine on top priority.
- Beneficiaries may digitally upload their certificates via Co-WIN 2.0 or carry a hard copy of the same to the Corona Virus Centre, the health ministry has confirmed.
List of 20 Co-morbidities approved for vaccination
Here’s the list of 20 co-morbidities that are covered under the vaccination:
1. Heart failure with hospital admission in past one year
2. Post cardiac transplant/ Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
3. Significant Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVEF < 40%)
4. Moderate or Severe Valvular Heart Disease
5. Congenital heart disease with severe PAH or Idiopathic PAH
6. Coronary Artery Disease with past CABG/ PTCA/ MI and Hypertension/ Diabetes on treatment
7. Angina and Hypertension/ Diabetes treatment
8. CT/MRI documented stroke and Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment
9. Pulmonary artery hypertension and Hypertension/ Diabetes on treatment
10. Diabetes (>10 years or with complication) and Hypertension on treatment
11. Kidney/Liver/Hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Recipient/ On wait-list
12. End stage Kidney Disease on haemodialysis/ CAPD
13. Current prolonged use of oral corticosteroids/ immunosuppressant medications
14. Decompensated cirrhosis
15. Severe respiratory disease with hospitalisations in last two years/ FEVI <50%
16. Lymphoma/ Leukaemia/ Myeloma
17. Diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after July 1, 2020 or currently on any cancer therapy
18. Sickle Cell Disease/ Bone marrow failure/ Aplastic Anemia/ Thalassemia Major
19. Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases/ HIV infection
20. Persons with disabilities due to Intellectual disabilities/ Muscular Dystrophy/ Acid attack with involvement of respiratory system/ Persons with disabilities having high support needs/ Multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness
According to the health ministry, the vaccines are available for free at all government health facilities starting 1 March while the private facilities can charge no more than Rs. 250 per person per dose.