Last updated on May 6th, 2022 at 10:27 am
Booster Dose Registration for Covid-19 has been rolled out! It was just a year ago that India had rolled out the world’s largest vaccination drive to vaccinate around 300 million people across the country against coronavirus. The drive was a success due to the joint efforts of the government and the paramedical staff of the nation. Now with noteworthy history, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has initiated the Covid Vaccine Booster also referred to as the Covid vaccine 3rd dose. The booster dose was first made available to frontline workers. And now with the Covid Booster Shot Registration open to the general public, citizens can get their 3rd Covid precaution dose.
If you are looking at registering for yourself or your family members, here is a comprehensive guide to help you navigate your way through the Cowin App. So go ahead and give it a read!
Booster Dose Registration: General Overview
Here is a general overview of the Booster Vaccine Registration, with important dates and events for your ready reference
|Booster Vaccination Initiated by||Ministry of Health and Family Welfare|
|Vaccine Name||Covid Vaccine Booster Dose|
|Booster Dose Registration Start Date (for adults above 60 years)||10th January 2022|
|Booster Dose Registration Start Date (for adults above 18 years)||10th April 2022|
|Registration App||Cowin App|
|Eligibility||Only if you are 18+ and have completed 9 months after the administration of the second dose|
|Purpose of Booster Dose||To provide better Immunity|
|Cowin App Available on||Google Play Store and App Store|
Steps to do the Booster Dose Registration
As mentioned earlier, the Covid Vaccine Booster Shot Registration has been made available to all the citizens who are 18+ years of age and have completed 9 months from the administration of the second dose. So if you fall under this category, get your slot booked by following the simple steps below –
Step 1: Download and open the Cowin App on your mobile or visit the Cowin website on your desktop
Step 2: Once you have downloaded the app, look for the “Register/Sign In” option and tap on it.
Step 3: Once you tap, you will be redirected to another webpage where you will be asked to fill in your old registered mobile number, and tap on the option of “get OTP”
Step 4: Once you enter the OTP, you will be redirected to the dashboard of the Cowin portal.
Step 5: Search for and click on the Slot Booking button.
Step 6: You will be redirected to the page where you must select the Booster Dose option.
Step 7: Now you can choose the makes available for the Booster Dose such as Pfizer, Covishield, Covaxin, etc.
Step 8: Towards the end, check the date and slot available in your District and proceed next.
Step 9: Once you have booked your time slot, go to the designated Vaccination center to receive your Covid 19 Booster Dose.
Note: The citizens have to only provide their mobile number and upload the Vaccine certificate to get registered for the Covid Booster Dose.
Importance of Booster Dose
While the Booster dose registration process is going in full swing, let us tell you why is it important for your to register for the same and get your 3rd Covid dose-
- The booster dose is going to increase the immunity against the new variants.
- Citizens who will take the booster dose are likely to feel more healthy.
- And as they say, precaution is better than cure, it is recommended to take a booster dose to reduce the ill effects of the virus on the body.
We hope that our article on the Booster Dose registration has been informative and helpful. Do not forget to download your booster dose certificate for future reference.
Booster Dose Registration FAQs
Yes, the registration has been commenced for all adults above 18 years of age from 10th April 2022.
You can register for the booster dose on the Cowin App.
If you are 18+ and have completed 9 months since the administration of the second dose you are eligible to get the booster dose.
You can get the booster dose at the nearest vaccination center, as appears on your Cowin app while registering.
The citizens have to only provide their mobile number and upload the Vaccine certificate to get registered for the Covid Booster Dose.