Any citizen above the age of 45 years can now get Covid-19 vaccine in India. The entire vaccination drive in India is digitally managed starting from the registration process to getting the vaccinated. Here’s a detailed step-by-step process to register for Covid-19 vaccine online, schedule an appointment and how to download a vaccine certificate.
What you need for registering for Covid-19 vaccination online
There’s no app for Covid-19 vaccine. You would need a PC with working internet or use any internet browser on your mobile like Google Chrome or Safari. You would need a working mobile number and photo ID proof like Aadhaar card, Driving License, etc.
How to register: Visit CoWIN website to register with your mobile phone
You can register for Covid-19 vaccine by logging on “www.cowin.gov.in”’. Enter your mobile number to receive OTP for verification via SMS. Click on the ‘Verify’ button to complete the registration process.
How to confirm vaccine registration on CoWIN website
After registering on the CoWIN website, a new ‘Registration of Vaccination’ page will appear. Enter details like Photo ID type, Photo ID Proof number, name, date of birth, gender and other details. Then click on the Register button. You will receive necessary details regarding vaccination via an SMS. Check the details properly. You will get a Beneficiary Reference ID at the time of registering for the vaccine, save this ID.
You can add 3 more people with the same mobile number for Covid-19 vaccine simultaneously
You can add 3 more people linked to the same account on CoWIN website. To do this, click the ‘Add More’ button at the bottom right side of the Account Details page. You will need to enter similar details for other people to register them for vaccination.
How to find the nearest Covid-19 vaccination centre
On any web browser, visit www.cowin.gov.in. Scroll down and you will see a Map and dialogue box that reads ‘Enter place/address/eLoc’. Enter location details and hit the Go button.
How to schedule an appointment online for Covid-19 vaccine
You can schedule Appointment from the Account Details page on CoWIN website. Click on the Calendar icon placed in front of each registered user or directly click on the Schedule Appointment button. You will get redirected to Book Appointment for Vaccination page. On this page, search the vaccination centre of choice by State, District, Block and Pin code.
Click on Center name and it will show available slots (date and capacity). Then click on the Book button and after that a new ‘Appointment Confirmation’ page will appear. Check all the details properly and click the Confirm button.
After you have got the Covid-19 vaccine, you can download the vaccination certificate online
You can only download the vaccination certificate after you have got the first vaccine shot. The certificate will contain Name, date of birth, Beneficiary Reference ID, Photo ID, vaccine name, hospital name, date and other details. Note that Beneficiary Reference ID is very important for getting the certificate.
Where can you download the Covid-19 vaccination certificate
You can download the vaccination certificate from Co-WIN portal (cowin.gov.in) or the Aarogya Setu app or through Digi-Locker . You may do so by using the mobile number used at the time of registration.
How to download Covid-19 vaccine certificate from Aarogya Setu app
Use the same mobile number on Aarogya Setu app that was used during vaccine registration. Make sure you get the latest version of Aarogya Setu app. Open the app and tap on the Cowin tab. Tap on Vaccination Certificate option. Enter your Beneficiary Reference ID and tap on ‘Get Certificate’ button.
How to download Covid-19 vaccine certificate using CoWin website
Visit ‘https://selfregistration.cowin.gov.in/vaccination-certificate’ website using any web browser. Enter Beneficiary Reference ID and click Search button to download the certificate.