Bhubaneswar: The new phase of India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive began today. Citizens who are aged, or will attain the age of, 60 years or more as on 1st January 2022 are eligible to register, in addition to all such citizens that are aged, or will attain the age of, 45 years to 59 years as on 1st January 2022, and have specific comorbidities.
Registration opened at 9 am at www.cowin.gov.in. Citizens will be able to register and book appointment using the COWIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu etc.
The eligible persons will be able to register at the Co-WIN2.0 portal through their mobile number, through a step by step process. With one mobile number, a person can register as many as four beneficiaries. However, all those registered on one mobile number will have nothing in common except the mobile number. The Photo ID Card Number for each such beneficiary must be different. Either of the following Photo Identity Documents can be used by citizens for availing online registration–
- Aadhar Card/Letter
- Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
- Driving License
- PAN Card
- NPR Smart Card
- Pension Document with photograph
There will be only one live appointment for a beneficiary at any point of time for each dose. Appointments for any date for a COVID Vaccination Center will be closed at 3:00 pm on that day for which the slots were opened. For example, for 1st March the slots will be open from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm on 1st March, and the appointments can be booked anytime before that, subject to availability. However, on 1st March an appointment can also be booked for any future date for which vaccination slots are available. A slot for second dose will also be booked at the same COVID Vaccination Center on 29th day of the date of appointment of the 1st dose. If a beneficiary cancels a first dose appointment, then appointment of both doses will be cancelled.
An User Guide for the Citizen Registration & Appointment for Vaccination has also been uploaded on the websites of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and National Health Authority (NHA): https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/UserManualCitizenRegistration&AppointmentforVaccination.pdf
All vaccines provided to beneficiaries at the Government Health Facilities will be entirely free of cost, while Private Facilities cannot charge the beneficiary a sum above Rs. 250 per person per dose (Rs 150/- for vaccines and Rs 100/- as operational charges).
List of Specified Comorbidities for determination of eligibility of citizens in age group 45 to 59 years:
|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 on 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 complications) 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|
|15||Severe respiratory disease with hospitalizations in last two years/FEV1 <50%|
|16||Lymphoma/ Leukaemia/ Myeloma|
|17||Diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after 1st July 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|