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Beneficiaries Must Register On Co-WIN Portal Not App For COVID-19 Vaccination, Says MoHFW

Mumbai: The Ministry of Health announced on Monday that those who are eligible for the jab in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign starting March 1, should register themselves on the Co-WIN2.0 portal, not App.

Registration opened today at 9 am on www.cowin.gov.in. All citizens who are aged, or will attain the age of 60 or above on January 1, 2022, can register themselves, in addition, all such citizens who are aged, or will attain the age of 45 to 59 years as of January 1, 2022, and have any of the 20 co-morbidities specified by the Health Ministry.

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This announcement comes after, many people took to social media to point out that the Co-WIN app is not sending the One-Time Password (OTP) to their mobile numbers, hence hindering the self-registration process.

“There is NO #CoWIN App for beneficiary registration. The App on Play Store is for administrators only,” tweeted the ministry.

It also said: “Registration and booking for an appointment for #COVID19 Vaccination are to be done through #CoWIN Portal:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a massive vaccination campaign against COVID-19 disease at this stage, which was carried out in AIIMS before today.

Those who are eligible to get vaccinated at this stage can register themselves on the Co-WIN 2.0 portal through their mobile number after a step-by-step process. After registration, the portal will present the list of government and private hospitals designated as COVID Immunization Centers (CVCs) along with the date and time of the available schedule.

Vaccines provided to beneficiaries at the government health facilities are free of cost, while private facilities cannot charge the beneficiary a sum above Rs 250 per person per dose.

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