Indians above the age of 18 can now register themselves for the Covid-19 vaccine. The Covid-19 vaccine registrarion will be open from 4 pm on Tuesday on the CoWIN (cowin.gov.in) portal, the central government said. The third phase of vaccination will begin on May 1.

A tweet from the official handle of the Aarogya Setu app read: “Registration for 18 plus to begin on cowin.gov.in, Aarogya Setu App & UMANG App at 4 PM on 28th April. Appointments at State Govt centers & Private centers depending on how many vaccination centers are ready on 1st May for Vaccination of 18 plus.”

HOW TO REGISTER FOR COVID VACCINE

The main question that every individual has is “How to register for Covid vaccine”. This guide of CoWin registration for 18 and above will help you go through the vaccine registration process smoothly.

Step 1: Individuals can register themselves using their mobile numbers on the portal ‘www.cowin.gov.in’.

Step 2: You will receive an OTP, enter the OTP and verify it

Step 3: After OTP verification, enter your details such as name, age, gender and photo ID.

Step 4: After registration is complete, the citizens will be provided with an appointment for receiving the vaccine.

Step 5: Click on ‘Register’ and then go to the ‘Schedule’ option. Enter the pin code of your area or select from the list of states, followed by districts. Select your preferred vaccination centre, date and time and “Confirm”.

Step 6: The details of the appointment will be shared on the registered mobile number.

Last Monday, the centre had announced that it would open the Covid-19 vaccine for everyone above the age of 18 from May 1. In January 2021, India began the largest vaccination drive in the world, inoculating healthcare, sanitation and other frontline workers in the first phase.

India has been using two vaccines: Covishield, produced by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, and Covaxin, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, to vaccinate people.

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