In an order to boost the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination in India, the on-site registration for the 18-44 years age group has now been enabled on CoWIN.
On the basis of various representations given by the States and inputs received by the Union Health Ministry for the COVID-19 vaccination of 18-44 years age group, the Union Government has now decided to provide the facility of on-site registration/facilitated cohort registration on CoWIN digital platform for 18-44 years age group.
In the case of sessions exclusively organized with online slots, towards the end of the day, some doses may still be left unutilized in case the online appointee beneficiaries do not turn up on the day of vaccination due to any reason.
In such cases, on-site registration of a few beneficiaries may be necessary to minimize vaccine wastage.
Even though CoWIN provides for features such as registration of up to 4 beneficiaries with a mobile number, facilitated registration and appointments through applications, such as ArogyaSetu and Umang and through the Common Service Centres etc., people requiring facilitated cohort’s facility and those without access to the internet or smartphones or mobile phones may still have limited access for vaccination.
Therefore, the feature for on-site registration and appointment is now being enabled for the 18-44 years age group on CoWIN.
However, this feature is being enabled only for the Government COVID Vaccination Centers (CVCs), at the present moment in time.
This feature will not be available for Private CVCs, presently and the Private CVCs will have to publish their vaccination schedules exclusively with slots for online appointments.
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