As India gears up to vaccinate people above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities against Covid-19 from March 1, the Union Health Ministry has said the facility of on-site registrations will be available so that eligible beneficiaries can walk into identified vaccination centres, get themselves registered and inoculated.
The beneficiaries will be able to self-register in advance by downloading the Co-WIN 2.0 portal and through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu which will list the government and private hospitals serving as Covid-19 vaccination centres (CVCs) with the date and time of the available schedules.
The beneficiary would be able to choose the Covid-19 vaccination centre of his/her choice and book an appointment for immunisation, the ministry said.
Vaccination will be free of charge at the government vaccination centres. Those taking the Covid-19 vaccine at any designated/empanelled private health facility will have to pay a pre-fixed charge, it said.