18+ Can Walk In For CoWin Registration, Vaccination
CoWin Registration Not Mandatory, 18+ Can Walk-in For Vaccination. Here Is How To Get the Dose
Pre-registration for vaccination through online registration and prior booking of appointments is not mandatory. Now anyone over 18 can walk into the nearest vaccination centre. They can get registered on the CoWIN digital platform and be inoculated against COVID-19. The Union Health Ministry confirmed it on Tuesday afternoon.
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In a statement released by the health ministry they said, “Anyone, aged 18 years or more, can directly go to the nearest vaccination Center where the vaccinator performs the on-site registration and provides vaccination in the same visit. This is also popularly known as “walk-ins”.”
The ministry further added, “Facilitated registration through the Common Service Centers (CSCs) on Co-WIN, is just one of the many modes of registration on Co-WIN. The facilitators such as health workers or ASHAs, also mobilize beneficiaries in rural areas and those residing in urban slums. This is for on-site registration and vaccination directly at the nearest vaccination centers. The facility for assisted registrations through the 1075 Help Line has also been operationalized.”
Experts believe vaccinating people in the 18-44 age group is key to being able to lift restrictions. This is will help to re-start economic and commercial activity.
At present only around 3.3 percent of the population is fully vaccinated and 11 percent has received one dose. The government has said it will inoculate all eligible people by the end of the year.