How to locate nearest Covid-19 vaccination centre
India’s in the middle of a second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak. Over the past week, active cases in the country have been on the upswing, and daily cases have been crossing 50,000 regularly. The last time that happened was in October 2020, when India was emerging out of its first wave. Since then, cases had dropped significantly, even falling below 10,000 daily.
On 16 January 2021 India started its national vaccination programme against the SARS-CoV-2 virus which has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. The drive prioritises healthcare and frontline workers, and then those over the age of 60, and then those over the age of 45 and suffering from certain comorbidities.
In January 2021 Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres said that India’s vaccine-production capacity is the best asset the world has. According to health officials, India has administered 8,70,77,474 (87 million) vaccine doses across the country as of 6 April 2021.
In phase-I, only healthcare and frontline workers were eligible to get the vaccine. The phase-II has begun. In this, senior citizens and persons aged between 45 and 59 years with specified comorbidities are allowed to take the vaccine. Currently there are only two vaccines – Covaxin and Covishield that have been approved for mass immunisation.
So, if you are wondering where you can get the vaccine for yourself or your parents/loved ones (who meet the criteria), here’s how you can look for nearest vaccination centre around you. ( How to locate nearest Covid-19 vaccination centre)
Follow these steps (How to locate nearest Covid-19 vaccination centre)
Open your browser on mobile or laptop
Goto the link given below:
Scroll down and search for ‘Find Your Nearest Vaccination Center’ section.
You will see a Map and dialogue box that reads ‘Enter place/address/eLoc’ along with Go button
Step 5: Final Step (How to locate nearest Covid-19 vaccination centre)
Enter Pincode, address or location where you want to find the vaccination center
Frequently Asked Question: (How to locate nearest Covid-19 vaccination centre)
Where should I register for the vaccination?
Register on the Co-WIN Portal and schedule your vaccination appointment. https://www.cowin.gov.in/home
Where can I get the vaccine from?
Vaccines are available from Government and Private Health Facilities as notified, known as COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs)
What documents are required for registration of eligible beneficiary?
Any of the below mentioned ID with Photo may be produced at the time of registration:
* Aadhaar Card
* Driving License
* Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
* Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card
* Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
* PAN Card
* Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office
* Pension Document
* Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/ State Govt./ Public Limited Companies
* Voter ID
* People with comorbidities will have to carry the certificate of comorbidities, in the format shared here by a registered medical practitioner.
If I cannot pre-register myself online, how do I register on the spot and get vaccinated?
Those who cannot get themselves registered online can contact their local Government health workers, who will help the beneficiaries to the Government CVC for on the spot registration, appointment, verification and vaccination on the same day.
Please ask your nearest Government health care worker to guide you about the nearest Government CVC where COVID vaccination will be available and the days of the week when this will be available. You need to carry your mobile phone and a photo identification document to get yourself vaccinated. The workers in the Government CVC will help you to register on the spot, get appointment and get vaccinated on the same day.
Will I get any certificate that I am vaccinated?
Yes, a provisional certificate would be provided after the first dose. On completion of second dose, when you receive the message for completion of schedule it would include a link to download digital certificate of vaccination for your perusal. This certificate can be then be saved in the digi-locker.
Well know you know How to locate nearest Covid-19 vaccination centre, get vaccinated today