Everyone over the age of 18, now eligible for vaccination from May 1, can sign up for their shoot from April 28 on the CoWIN and Aarogya Setu platforms, the government said today.
As India faces the world’s worst Covid surge, its daily outbreak surpassing the United States today, the government opened vaccinations to all adults for the first time.
According to the new vaccine rules, states and private entities can purchase vaccines directly for vaccinations.
The center will continue to vaccinate those who have been declared eligible to date – frontline workers, health workers and the over 45s.
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Apart from Covishield Serum Institute of India and Covaxin Bharat Biotech, Russian Sputnik will soon be used, the government said.
Yesterday, Serum said its vaccine would be sold at Rs 400 to states and Rs 600 to private hospitals.
Prices for the Center would remain the same – Rs 150.
Those who qualify can register for vaccination through the CoWIN website and the Aarogya Setu app.
Here’s how you can sign up.