Step-by-step Guide on How to register for corona vaccination in India?

    Step-by-step Guide on How to register for corona vaccination in India?

    This is what you need to know about the largest vaccine route in India and how to enroll as a recipient.

    In most states, the government began to vaccinate Covid-19 with a dry run. A part of the population will shortly be shot for the first time. Dose planning, logistics, and other preparations are now in full flow at the vaccine center. DCGI has authorized the Covishield COVID-19 vaccine for Oxford and Covaxin for restricted emergency use in Bharat, the country’s Top Drug Regulator.

    Step-by-step Guide on How to register for corona vaccination in India?

    Union Minister for Health Harsh Vardhan has recently declared a free initial process of vaccine for priority category beneficiaries across all countries. “I call on people not to be fooled by myths about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine COVID-19. Before we authorize a vaccine we would never compromise on any procedure,” Vardhan underlined that even when the country began polio immunization, vaccine reluctance was a concern, but that “we must remind ourselves of its performance.”

    Here is what you need to know about the largest vaccine route in India, and how to enroll as a beneficiary:

    Who is going to get the vaccine first?

    Health workers

    Accordingly, a crore health staff working with government and private hospitals will be inoculated first, similar to guidelines provided by the National Vaccine Administration Committee (NEGVAC).

    The priority group is categorized into subcategories such as field patients, ICDDs, nurses and managers, paramedics, emergency technicians, support staff, and medical students. The priority group is divided into the priority groups.

    Both data have been obtained from health care facilities and are being moved to Co-WIN – the automated portal to incorporate and scale up the Covid Vaccine Delivery System process efficiently.

    Staff in frontline

    The two Crore Frontier staff of Central and National Police, Security Forces, Civil Protection, Emergency Management, Home Guards, Inmates, Local Workers, Covid-19 Supervisors, and other similar operations.

    Vaccines will also be provided to staff connected to government and defense departments, urban affairs, and housing, in the first step.

    Citizens over 50 years of age

    This group is often split into more than 60-year-olds with co-morbidities and individuals over 50 years. As a guide to classify the immunization community, the current electoral roll of the Assembly or Lok Sabha elections will be used.

    Anyone who is born on or before 1 January 1971 will fall into this classification and the age will be determined depending on the date of the cut-off from 1 January 2021.

    High infection rate areas with Covid-19

    In the regional areas where the infection is heavy, states and UTs are entitled to prioritize the phasing out of vaccines.

    Still inhabitants

    The demographic is less than 50 years old, correlated with co-morbidities, focused on an emerging pandemic condition such as diabetes, cancer, hype blood pressure, pulmonary disorders, etc.

    How to register for On-Site vaccination?

    Common service centers must be used by the general population’s self-registration and identification certification. In the following phases of deployment, a self-registration module would be made available.

    The authentication form can be chosen from the following methods

    Biometrics: The user from name to permanent address on Aadhaar Card automatically fills the platform with these demographic data.

    OTP: An OTP will be sent with an Aadhaar card to the registered mobile number. If OTP authentication works, the demographic information of an individual in compliance with the Aadhaar will automatically populate.

    Demographic Authentication: An individual can also enter all demographic details manually i.e. Name, DoB, gender, and select Demo Authentication. A green tick will appear confirming the same.

    An individual interested to register will be required to provide photo identity from one of the following:

    • Aadhaar Card;
    • Driving License;
    • Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour;
    • MNREGA Job Card;
    • Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs;
    • PAN Card;
    • Passbook issued by Bank/Post Office;
    • Passport;
    • Pension Document;
    • Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/ Public Limited Companies;
    • Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR;
    • Voter ID

    Photo identity can either be uploaded on the Co-WIN system (in PDF, JPG, or PNG file formats) or can be pulled from the existing Digi Locker account of the individual.

    The date and time for the vaccine are assigned when enrolled. There is no Spot Registration Service and vaccine is only permitted for pre-registered beneficiaries.

    With help of the District Immunization Officer, District Collector (DC)/ District Magistrate (DM) will connect the session locations, vaccinations, and supervisors to the recipients and decide on the dates and time of the vaccine session. The beneficiaries shall be certified for session and site distribution by the respective district administration. The tracking and reporting system has been integrated into Co-WIN.

    How the sessions have been planned

    An ideal session site should have three demarcated rooms/areas:

    1. Waiting Room/Area;

    2. Vaccination Room; and

    3. Observation Room

    How the Vaccination Team has been arranged?

    Every session will be managed by a 5 membered team with defined responsibilities:

    Vaccination Officer-1: In-charge of pre-checking registration status of beneficiary and photo ID verification before entering the waiting room/area. Vaccination Officer-1 will be assisting in making queues/ crowd management

    Vaccination Officer 2: In-charge of authenticating/ verify document in the Co-WIN system (Health / ICDS / other government departments e.g. election model)

    Vaccinator Officer: In-charge of vaccinating the beneficiaries (Doctors (MBBS / BDS/AYUSH), Staff Nurse, Pharmacist, ANM, LHV).

    Vaccination Officer 3 and 4: In-charge of crowd management, ensuring 30-minute wait, monitoring for any AEFI symptoms, guiding non-registered beneficiaries

    Vaccination carried out in public and private health services, where a doctor or medical officer is present when a set session is established. Schools and community centers would be site-specific mobility teams for rural areas or migratory population and international frontier areas.

    The vaccine sessions of both COVID 19 will take place from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    Rajat Singh
    A Bioinformatics Masters degree from the G.N Khalsa Science and Commerce College (Mumbai). Blogger by choice and an enthusiastic person with a technical background and passion.

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