Given how deadly the second wave of COVID-19 has been, it’s imperative to get vaccinated. While government run hospitals are offering it free of cost, private hospitals are charging anywhere between Rs 900 to Rs 1500 for one COVID-19 vaccine dose, depending on which vaccine you get.

Here’s how you can register online to get a slot for your shot:

Step 1: Open the Aarogya Setu app. PS: You can also register via Cowin.gov.in website. For step by step details, read this article.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Co-WIN’ tab, which is located at the top, right next to the vaccination tab.

Step 3: Tap on ‘Vaccination (login/register)’ and then enter your mobile number > click on the “Proceed to Verify” button.

Step 4: Enter the OTP that you got on your device and tap again on the ‘proceed to verify’ button.

Step 5: You will be prompted to upload a photo ID card (govt ID/voter ID card/Aadhaar, etc). You will also have to enter your full name, age, gender, year of birth and other details here. Additionally, you get to register up to 4 beneficiaries through the Aarogya Setu app. The site will also ask you to submit proof of eligibility.

Step 6: The app will then show the date and availability. You can select the “book” option. Once the registration is successful, you will get an SMS message with the appointment details.

Note: There are two types of vaccines that are approved by the government of India – Covaxin and Covishield.

Below are some of the types of ID proof you can present at the time of registration:

-Aadhaar Card
-Voter ID
-Driving License
-PAN Card
-Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
-Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card
-Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office
-Passport-Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
-Pension Document
-Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/ State Govt./ Public Limited Companies

How to find the Covid-19 vaccination centres near me?

With Google Maps, you can easily find Covid-19 vaccination centres near you. The app gives you information on vaccine location, and lets you know if you can directly visit that hospital or need to make an appointment. It is worth pointing out that the data that you get on Google Maps is from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Step 1: Open the Google Maps app on your phone. If yo don’t have it on your phone, then you can download it from Play Store. You can also use MapMyIndia to get the same details.

Step 2: Type ‘Covid 19 vaccination centre’ and the app will show you all the nearby centers.

How to download the Covid-19 vaccination certificate?

You can download the Covid-19 vaccination certificate using the Aarogya Setu app on your phone. Once you get the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, you will get a message on your registered mobile confirming that your “1st Dose of Covaxin or Covishield is successful” and you can download certificate. Click on the link in that message, which redirects you to the government’s site (http://www.mohfw.gov.in). There you need to sign in and then download the certification. Alternatively, you can also get the certificate via the Aarogya Setu app.

Step 1: Open Aarogya Setu app on your phone.

Step 2: Visit the CoWin tab section and tap on the ‘Vaccination Certificate’ option.

Step 3: You now will be required to enter your beneficiary reference ID, which you would have got at the time of vaccination registration.

Step 4: Tap on the ‘Get Certificate’ button and you’re all set.

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