Covid-19 vaccine registration now open for all adults: Here’s how to register

Indian adults can now register themselves to be vaccinated using the CoWIN platform or Aarogya Setu app. Read on to know how to register.

Covid-19 vaccine registration now open for all adults: Here’s how to register

All those above 18 years of age can now register for vaccination against Covid-19 using the CoWIN platform or Aarogya Setu app. All Indian adults will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine starting May 1. Here’s what you need to know ahead of the registrations.

Covishield, Covaxin being administered, Sputnik V could be used soon

There are currently two COVID vaccines being administered in India. These include the Covaxin that has been developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, and Covishield that has been developed by the Oxford-AstraZeneca and is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Sputnik V which was developed in Russia and is imported and sold in India by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories – has also been approved by the Indian drug regulator.

How to register for the COVID-19 vaccine

Here is how users can get themselves registered for the vaccine using the CoWIN portal and the Aarogya Setu app

How to Register through CoWIN portal

1. Visit the CoWIN website and click on Register/Sign in yourself.
2. Add your mobile number and click on Get OTP. After receiving the OTP, type the digits on the site, and click on ‘Verify’.
3. Enter all your details, including photo ID proof, name, gender, and year of birth on the ‘Register for Vaccination’ page. Once this is done, hit Register.


4. After you register, you will get the option to schedule an appointment. Click on ‘Schedule’ next to the name of the person registered.
5. Add your pin code and click on Search. The centres in the added pin code will appear.
6. Select the date and time and click on ‘Confirm’.

It is important to note that users can add up to four members through one login and can easily reschedule an appointment.

How to Register through the Aarogya Setu app

1. Open the Aarogya Setu app and click on the CoWIN tab present on the home screen.
2. Select ‘Vaccination Registration’ and then enter your phone number. You will receive an OTP and then you can proceed to verify yourself.
3. On the ‘Register for Vaccination’ page, enter all details, including photo ID proof, name, gender, and year of birth. Click on ‘Register’.


4. After you register, you will get the option to schedule an appointment. Click on Schedule next to the name of the person registered.
5. Add your pin code and click on Search. The centres in the added pin code will appear.
6. Select the date and time and click on ‘Confirm’.

Update: Registration related issues

A number of users are facing issues while registering for the vaccine via the CoWIN portal. This includes some users who have not received their OTPs (One Time Passwords) to complete their registration. Meanwhile, a large number of users who did get their OTPs could not find slots in their areas for setting up a vaccination appointment. Check some tweets below.

If there is indeed a server-level crash, the best thing for users to do right now is to try again after some time. We will update this story if any more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine registration process is available.

Source: IndianExpress