India - Get, Set, Vaccinated!
Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive on 16 January 2021. This marks the beginning of the world’s largest Coronavirus vaccination program in India.
Dashboard on state-wise Covid-19 vaccination of citizens in India
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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare further developed 'CoWIN' - an online digital platform to drive the COVID-19 vaccination programme in the country which facilitates real-time information on coronavirus covid 19 vaccine stocks, storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for the COVID-19 vaccine. It also helps the citizens of India to register for COVID-19 vaccination and schedule their vaccination slots at the nearest vaccination centres.
This digital platform further assists programme managers across National, State, and District levels while conducting vaccination sessions and helps them track beneficiary coverage, beneficiary dropouts, sessions planned v/s sessions held and covid vaccine utilization.
Steps to register for a COVID-19 vaccine:
- Register Yourself - Register using your Mobile no. or Aadhaar no. or any other Identity docs
- Choose Covid-19 Vaccine Location - Select your nearby Covid-19 Vaccine Center for vaccination
- Confirm Your Slot - Book your slot to Get Covid-19 Vaccine
Important information pertaining to the COVID-19 Vaccine in India:
- Covid-19 Vaccines are available from Government and Private Health Facilities as notified, known as COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs)
- Online registration and appointment can be done through the Co-WIN portal
- On getting the due dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the beneficiary will receive SMS on their registered mobile number. After all doses of vaccine are administered, a QR code-based certificate will also be sent to the registered mobile number of the beneficiary
- A provisional certificate would be provided after the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Another link to download the digital certificate of vaccination will be provided on completion of the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine
- The time interval between two doses of the Covishield vaccine (coronavirus covid vaccine) has been extended from four-six weeks to four-eight weeks. The second dose of Covaxin (coronavirus covid vaccine) can be taken four to six weeks after the first.
- Two Covid-19 vaccines that have been granted emergency use authorization by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) in India are Covishield® (AstraZeneca's vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin® (manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited)
- Covishield® vaccine (Covid 19 vaccine), manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, is a Viral Vector-based Technology that is also used to manufacture the Ebola vaccine
- Covaxin® vaccine (Covid 19 vaccine), manufactured by the Bharat Biotech, is a Whole-virion Inactivated Coronavirus Vaccine which is also used to manufacture vaccines (Covid 19 vaccine) like Influenza, Rabies and Hepatitis- A
- Based on the potential availability of the Covid 19 vaccine the Government of India has selected the priority groups who will be vaccinated on priority as they are at higher risk. The first group includes healthcare and frontline workers. The second group to receive COVID-19 vaccine will be persons over 60 years of age and persons between 45 and 59 years of age with comorbid conditions
Source: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare