Here is good news for you… COVID-19 vaccine registrations are going to open for all above 18 from April 28. Here you can read our  — “Complete COVID-19 vaccine registration Guide with FAQ

Let’s look at some of the frequently asked questions on the COVID Vaccination Process.

Frequently Asked Questions (COVID-19 vaccine registration)

Q.1. How to Schedule COVID-19 Vaccination?

You can Schedule your vaccination process, by doing registration in advance.

Q.2. How to Register Online for COVID-19 Vaccination?

You are free to Register yourself online through platforms like:

  • Co-WIN
  • Aarogya Setu
  • UMANG platform

Q.3. What to remember during registration or after COVID-19 vaccine registration?

  • Register against only one phone number Plus use one proof of ID during COVID-19 vaccine registration
  • Remember to Carry ID proof before going for vaccination
  • Carry the same ID Proof that you used for registration

Q.4. Can I Choose my Vaccination Centre?

Yes, you can search for the nearest vaccination centre in your area. To do so, you can visit Co-WIN Website, Aarogya Setu app or Umang. One can use these apps to find and select centre convenient for COVID-19 vaccination.

Q.5. When to visit the COVID vaccination centre?

After registration,  you can reach your vaccination centre on the specified date and time that is allotted to you.

Q.6. Should I wait for 30 Mins after Covid Vaccination?

Yes, according to govt. guidelines, you should wait for 30 minutes at the COVID vaccination centre after vaccination. This is a part of the vaccination process. Inform vaccination centre if you feel any side effect(s) within 30 minutes.

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Q.7. What to do if I feel Side Effects after leaving the CoVID-19 Vaccination centre?

You should inform on Helpline Number: +91-11-23978046 (Toll free- 1075) if you feel any side effect after leaving vaccination centre.

Q.8. Can I Overlook CoVID-19 Preventive measures after vaccination?

No, you should continue precautions of wearing masks and social distancing.

Q.9. Can I Walk-In without an appointment?

No, you should not Walk-in without an appointment.

Q.10. Can I register on multiple platforms?

No, One-person cannot register on multiple platforms.

Q.11. Can I use multiple ID Proofs while doing COVID-19 vaccine registration?

No, you should not use multiple, use only one.

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Q.12. Can I register multiple phone numbers to trick the government?

No, you should not involve in such activities. One person should not register using multiple phone numbers.

Q.13. What not to do as a citizen?

  • Consume intoxicants like alcohol on the day of vaccination
  • Panic in case of side effects
  • Register again for a second dose

Q.14. What is CoWin?

Co-WIN is a platform to Register for COVID-19 vaccination. You can also schedule your vaccination slots at the nearest vaccination centres using this platform.

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How to register for COVID-19 Vaccination?

As the central government announced, the registration process for the COVID-19 vaccinations, for citizens aged 18 and 18+, is going to start from April 28, 2021. Earlier, reports had mistakenly claimed that the registration process would begin on April 24. However, now the Centre has explained that the registration process would start only on April 28. And one can register through the CoWIN platform or Aarogya Setu app.

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How to book an appointment and register on the Co-WIN portal? The country is reeling under the brutal wave of COVID-19 infections. Observing this, India has taken the ambitious move to expand the vaccination programme. That is why, the rush at vaccination centres is going to increase sharply.

How can I self-register?

Citizens will be able to register after 28 April 2021. One can book appointments for vaccination, anytime from anywhere. For registration, citizens can use the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or can do registration through the Aarogya Setu app.

How to Register on the Co-WIN portal? Use these documents

Citizens need to book their appointment with his or her mobile number — Visit Co-WIN portal at www.cowin.gov.in

There you need to fill in details like name, gender, date of birth, upload Aadhaar Card or any other photo ID proof like, Voter Card, PAN Card, Passport, Driving Licence or Pension Card.

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Once you will complete the registration process successfully, you will receive a confirmation message on the same mobile number that you will use for the registration process. A person can add 3 more beneficiaries linked with this mobile number — Use the “Add More” button.

How to book an appointment for COVID Vaccination after registration?

Eligible registered users can schedule their appointment from the ‘Account Details’ page by clicking or taping ‘schedule appointment’ on the Co-WIN portal.  There you have the option to search for the Vaccination Centre of choice by State, District, Block and Pin Code from the dropdowns.

The registered user needs to click on the Vaccination Centre of choice, for the dates and checking the availability of slots. If your preferred slot is available, you can click on the ‘Book’ button. After this, an ‘Appointment Confirmation’ page will come in front of you. Here verify your details for final confirmation and click on the ‘confirm’ button. Once you will confirm your appointment, you can download and save your scheduled appointment.

What should I do if there are no slots?

There would be some cases when you do not get the free slot listed on your screen. It clearly means, here are no availability of slots. In such cases, you have to check appointment slots for subsequent days or weeks. You can also try another vaccination centre near you.

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Can I reschedule my COVID Vaccination appointment?

Yes. Once your will fix your appointment, it can be rescheduled at any later stage. But remember to resechdule before the vaccination appointment day.

Second dose? Do I have to Register on the Co-WIN portal again?

No, if you will get the first dose of vaccination, your second dose appointment will be scheduled automatically at the same vaccination centre on the 29th day after the vaccine’s first dose. If a citizen cancels his/her first dose appointment, then the appointment of the second dose will also be cancelled. In case the beneficiary has moved to different city, appointments can be scheduled again for the nearest vaccination centre in that city.

Documents you need to carry to the COVID-19 vaccination centre?

In addition to the Vaccination appointment confirmation letter, a beneficiary must have to carry the photo ID used while registering on COWIN Portal.

Do I need to register on the Co-WIN portal and get an appointment only for private facilities?

Registration and taking vaccination appointment is mandatory for both the private as well as government hospitals.

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What is a coronavirus? How coronavirus kills

Since January 2020, news showed on our televisions saying there is a virus roaming around and is deadly. First found in Wuhan, China, no proper evidence has come up indicating its origin. Taking the world by storm, shutting the global economy and making people suffer while nature thrived.

Why is coronavirus the name given to this virus?

Every country on this planet had to enforce strict lockdown to control the spread of SARS COV2, named after its crown like protein spike on its outer membrane. This virus causes a disease which is called Covid-19. This virus spreads from one person to another and can be lethal for old citizens of a country.

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How does coronavirus spread?

An adult human being releases around 3000 droplets every time he/she coughs while 10,000 droplets come out when the same person sneezes, these droplets can go as far as 1 meter and can enter other person’s body through nose or mouth which would first effect throat then lungs and furthermore as it hinders with our immune system and makes a body weak. Each droplet carries around 2 million coronaviruses.

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What is a coronavirus?

A virus is neither a living thing or a non-living, it requires a host to behave like a living thing. It is a spherical shaped virus with protein spike on the outer surface which helps it in attaching to the Ace2 receptors in our lungs. Inside the surface it contains RNA which contains instructions to reproduce.

How coronavirus kills?

Coronavirus once enters into you body via mouth or nose, then it looks for ace2 receptors which are only present in the lungs of our body. The spike protein attaches to the ace receptor, which gives a signal to the cell that it’s not a foreign body and allows it to enter through its cell membrane. It then hijacks the nucleus and instructs it to stop other functions and start producing copies of the virus. This continues till the membrane is completely filled with coronaviruses, then the membrane breaks and millions of coronaviruses. This process takes about 2-10 days, during which a patient doesn’t show any symptoms.

Our immune system then activates and starts fighting which causes fever. Fever is basically out body’s way to kill foreign objects by creating a hostile environment. 

Why is it more risky for old people?

A healthy and young body has good immunity and vigorous anti bodies building power. That’s what old people can’t do efficiently,  as they have less cell regeneration, low immunity. Which makes it difficult for an old patient, in addition to that old people these days tend to have other prior conditions resulting in serious problems for an old body.

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How does our body fight with coronavirus?

Our advanced immune system analyses the threat which in this case is coronavirus, then adapting according to it finding a solution. The Advanced immune system also known as Adaptive immune system starts forming spike like structures, which attaches to the spikes of coronavirus, stopping it from attaching to any cell membrane. And is how vaccines work too,

A vaccine is nothing but a head start, which helps our advanced immune system stay prepared and not waste time in analysing. How do they help? These vaccines contain genome structure to form these antibodies/spikes, which helps our system ready this coronavirus early and start producing antibodies from the start.

One year and a few months later, we are at a stage where we have more than 3 million death reports, and there will be many more which aren’t reported. As humanity fights through this pandemic, this world has changed. From working in an office to working from home, eating outside to cooking at home. Fighting to be even stronger.

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Hand sanitisers can damage children’s eyes

A research claims, the Hand sanitisers can damage children’s eyes… The epidemic has taken heavy losses on all of us. Identification of the attack at an immature stage is necessary to control the expanse of the virus because it very quickly spreads from person to person. Besides inflaming a state of panic and chaos, the virus also disturbed the order of our daily lives.

With the attack of the deadly virus, people have continued to take all the precautionary actions necessary to dominate the spread of the virus. Disinfectants, Masks and hand sanitisers have converted into a part of our day to day life.

But while it may be required to comply with these COVID-19 steps, it is also necessary to pay attention to the problems and fitness issues it can cause to our kids. Recent research found those hand sanitisers can harm and hurt children’s eyes.

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What does the study say?

As per the new study declared on January 21 in JAMA Ophthalmology, the unnecessary or extreme use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers in the pandemic has grown serious problems of eye injuries amongst kids.
And, the data presented by the French Poison Control Center declared that eye injuries produced due to harmful chemicals in children under the age of 18 were seven times more than those who suffered from the same in the previous year.
The study reported, “In 2019, hand sanitiser considered for just 1.3 per cent of all chemical eye exposure occurrences in the pediatric database. That number was up to 9.9 per cent, by the end of 2020. Just one toddler in France needed hospitalization for sanitiser in his eyes in 2019. But iIn 2020, 16 kids were hospitalized for before-mentioned chemical exposure.”

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Ways to protect your child? | Hand sanitisers can damage children’s eyes!

While hand sanitisers is an essential thing to tackle SARs-COV-2. It can affect your kid’s health negatively. Although the use of hand sanitisers must proceed, while it is one of the single ways to hold the spread of the virus. As a parent you need to try and reduce its harmful impact on our kid’s health. Here are some actions you can take regarding this:

If your kid is very growing and little, make sure you provide them hand sanitisers yourself.
Make sure they sanitise their hands in front of you.
At public places, with automated hand sanitizing machines, make sure your kids practice them in your direction.
Try and make your kid choose to handwash over hand sanitizing, whenever the previous option is convenient.
If your child is suffering from weak eyesight, tell them to wear glasses, as it can limit the exposure of chemicals to the eyes.

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Some other common precautions while using Hand Sanitisers

  • Keep hand sanitisers away from small children.
  • Store sanitisers in a proper bottle
  • Keep sanitiser containers away from the kitchen
  • Never apply sanitiser while cooking in the kitchen
  • Avoid using sanitisers at home, prefer to wash your hands with soap.
  • Apply sanitiser only in a state of emergency
  • Only use the sanitisers, when you are out of the access to soap and water
  • Make sure sanitiser dries completely after use.
  • Use soap and water before entering your kitchen.
  • Somebody who cooks is advised to clean hands before cooking.

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