Feb 25, 2022

Covid-19 vaccination: How can you get the vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine is not available to everyone right now. The Government has announced classes of people who can be vaccinated. They started with healthcare workers and now, they are giving the vaccine only to those above 60 years, or between 45 to 60 years with co-morbidities like diabetes, etc.


The Delhi High Court has asked the Government to explain the reason behind keeping strict control over the class of people who can be vaccinated. 


If you belong to the class of people who can get the vaccine, follow these steps:


Step 1: Registration

Pre-register in the COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) system at www.cowin.gov.in. You can register  by providing  basic details like name, date of birth, permanent and current address, and details of co-morbidities, if any.  You must provide your photo identity from any one of the following: 

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Driving License
  • Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
  • MGNREGA Job Card 
  • Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
  • PAN Card
  • Passbook issued by Bank/Post Office
  • Passport
  • Pension Document
  • Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/ Public Limited Companies
  • Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR 
  • Voter ID Card


Read our explainer on Identification Proof, if you want to apply for photo identity proof like Aadhar Card, Voter ID card etc.


Step 2: Date and Place of Vaccination

Following online registration, you will get an SMS on your registered mobile number about the Health Facility where you will get the vaccine, and the scheduled date and time for the vaccination. 


Step 3: Verification of Identification Proof

At the time of vaccination, you must give your Photo ID (the same one you provided while registering) to the health officials for verification. 


Step 4: Acknowledgment after receiving the vaccination

Once you get the dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, you will get a confirmation SMS on your registered mobile number. 


Step 5: Results

After receiving all doses of the vaccine, you can access your vaccination certificate using a QR-code sent to your registered mobile number, or on the Co-WIN platform.


Even after getting vaccinated, you must continue taking key precautions like wearing a mask, maintaining hand sanitization, physical distancing, etc. Read our explainer on COVID-19 to stay updated on this epidemic and the law.