Now online registration for COVID vaccination not mandatory for 18+ age group

The registration for COVID19 vaccination is now no more mandatory. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, said that online registration and prior appointment are not mandatory for 18+ for the COVID-19 vaccination.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, “Pre-registration for vaccination through online registration and prior booking of appointment is not mandatory to avail of vaccination services.”

The Ministry has made it clear that anyone who is above 18 years of age can directly go to the nearest vaccination Center with ‘on-site registration’ facilities. He or she has to carry his identity proof.

The Ministry of Health stated that the 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, for on-site registration and vaccination directly at the nearest vaccination centers,” it said.

It added that the facility for assisted registrations through the 1075 Help Line has also been operationalized.

The government said that as of June 13, over 16.45 crore (58%) beneficiaries had used the on-site registration mode. “Also, out of the total 24.84 crore vaccine doses recorded on Co-WIN as of June 13, 2021, 19.84 crore doses (nearly 80% of all vaccine doses) have been administered through onsite/ walk-in vaccination,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

The government also informed that India has, so far, administered more than 26 crore vaccinations till Tuesday, June 15, 2021, which also happens to be the 151st day of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive

The government data suggests that, so far, in the 18-44 age group, 4,49,87,004 vaccine doses have been administered as the first dose across 37 states and UTs, whereas, nearly 9 lakh vaccine doses have been given as the second dose.

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