Fact check: People aged above 18 years can register for COVID vaccination from April 24!

Bhubaneswar: As vaccination of people aged above 18 years is set to begin in the country from May 1, rumour doing the rounds  is that registration for the immunization will begin from April 24.

However, the Centre has clarified that the registration will start on CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu mobile application  from April 28 onwards. There will be no spot registration for the vaccination.

On April 19, the Centre announced a liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination from May 1.  States have been empowered to procure additional vaccine doses directly from the manufacturers, as well as open up vaccination to any category of people aged above 18 years for the same.

 

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