COVID-19 Vaccine: How to Register on CoWIN or Aarogya Setu for above 18 Years


India is facing the deadly Covid-19 second wave, the govt on Monday announced vaccinations for all above 18 years of age from May 1.

Registration starts from 28th April on the CoWIN App or CoWIN Website or Aarogya Setu Platform. Eligible individuals for the jabs in the third phase of the inoculation drive starts from 1 May, can register for their shot.

It also allowed states, private hospitals and industrial establishments to procure the vaccine doses directly from manufacturers. As directed by the Govt in the Third Phase the vaccine manufacturers would supply 50% of their monthly Central Drugs Laboratory released doses to the central government and the remaining 50% doses to state governments and in the open market.

The Centre will continue the second phase of vaccination for frontline workers, health workers and those above 45.

Apart from Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, Russia’s Sputnik V will soon be used, the government says.

Here is how to register for Covid-19 vaccination through the CoWIN portal: 

  • Log on to
  • Enter your mobile number.
  • Get an OTP to create your account.
  • Enter the OTP and click on the “Verify” button.
  • You will be directed to the registration of the vaccination’ page. On this page, there will be an option to choose one photo ID proof.
  • Fill in your name, age, gender and upload an identity document.
  • Click on the “Register” button.
  • Once the registration is completed; the system will show the “Account Details”.
  • A citizen can further add three more people linked with this mobile number by clicking on the “Add More” button.
  • There will be a button indicating ‘Schedule appointment’. Now click on it.
  • Search a vaccination centre of choice by state, district, block and pin code.
  • Date and availability will also be displayed.
  • Click on the ‘book’ button.
  • On successful completion of booking, you will receive a message. That confirmation details will have to be shown at the vaccination centre.

Here is how to register for Covid-19 vaccination through Aarogya Setu:

  • On the Aarogya Setu app homepage, go to the ‘CoWIN’ tab.
  • Under the CoWIN icon, you can see four options – Vaccine Information, Vaccination, Vaccination Certificate, Vaccination Dashboard.
  • Tap on the “Vaccination” tab and then select the “Register Now” option.
  • Enter your mobile number and then click on “proceed to verify”.
  • Enter the OTP and again select “proceed to verify”.
  • Once the number verification is done, you will have to upload a photo ID card.
  • You also need to fill in other details such as age, gender, year of birth.
  • You can register a maximum of 4 beneficiaries through the Aarogya Setu app.
  • You can also check for vaccination sites by state, district, block and pin code. The date and availability will be displayed. Select the “book” option.
  • Once registered successfully, you will receive an SMS with the appointment details.

Govt. also made this clear that no walk-in registration will be done on the Vaccination Centre which was previously entertained for all those above the age of 45. Vaccination jabs will only be given on an Appointment basis.

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