1) Where should I register for the vaccination?
Register on the Co-WIN Portal (https://www.cowin.gov.in/home)
and schedule your vaccination appointment.
2) Where can I get the vaccine from?
Vaccines are available from Government and Private Health
Facilities as notified, known as COVID Vaccination Centres
3) How do I pre-register myself online for an appointment
Online registration and appointment can be done through
You will have to give some basic information about yourself
and details of your photo identification card to get
yourself registered online.
From one mobile phone number, one can register 4 people,
however, each person will need their own photo
If Aadhar card is used as identification document, consent
will be obtained and recorded.
Through the portal, you can find out the list of available
CVCs and dates and time of available vaccination slots, to
book an appointment as per your choice. You will need an OTP
verification prior to registration and a confirmation
slip/token will be generated after registration. You will
also get a confirmatory sms later.
For all Private Hospitals, prior registration and
appointment will be the only method of registration.
For Government hospitals, a proportion of slots will be
available for online registration and appointment, the rest
will be kept for on site registration and vaccination.
Appointments for any date for a Vaccination Center will be
closed at 12:00 pm on the day prior to the date.
4) If I cannot pre-register myself online, how do I register
on the spot and get vaccinated?
Those who cannot get themselves registered online can
contact their local Government health workers, who will help
the beneficiaries to the Government CVC for on the spot
registration, appointment, verification and vaccination on
the same day. Please ask your nearest Governmen health care
worker to guide you about the nearest Government CVC where
COVID vaccination will be available and the days of the week
when this will be available. You need to carry your mobile
phone and a photo identification document to get yourself
vaccinated. The workers in the Government CVC will help you
to register on the spot, get appointment and get vaccinated
on the same day.
5) Can a person get the COVID-19 vaccine without
registration with Health Department?
No, the registration of beneficiary is mandatory for
vaccination for COVID-19 vaccine. Once registered,
notification and information about the vaccine session date
and time will be shared with the beneficiary. There will be
a provision for walk-in to vaccination centres but they too
would need to register on site before vaccination.
6) What documents are required for registration of eligible
Any of the below mentioned ID with Photo may be produced at
the time of registration:
Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of
Ministry of Labour
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office
Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/
State Govt./ Public Limited Companies
7) Will a Photo ID be required at the time of registration?
The Photo ID produced at the time of registration must be
produced and verified at the time of vaccination.
8) If a person is not able to produce Photo ID at the
session site, whether s/he be vaccinated or not?
Photo ID is a must for both registration and verification of
beneficiary at session site to ensure that the intended
person is vaccinated.
9) How will the beneficiary receive information about due
date of vaccination?
Following online registration, beneficiary will receive SMS
on their registered mobile number about the due date, place
and time of vaccination.
10) Will vaccinated beneficiaries receive information on the
status of their vaccination after completion?
Yes. On getting due dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the
beneficiary will receive SMS on their registered mobile
number. After all doses of vaccine are administered, a QR
code based certificate will also be sent to the registered
mobile number of the beneficiary.
11) Will I get any certificate that I am vaccinated?
Yes, a provisional certificate would be provided after the
first dose. On completion of second dose, when you receive
the message for completion of schedule it would include a
link to download digital certificate of vaccination for your
perusal. This certificate can be then be saved in the digi-locker.