Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Started in India : Know Price and How to Register Online via CoWIN App?

The wait is over, Covid-19 Vaccine is now ready for implementation in India via CoWIN. It will be distributed all over India in different phases to optimise its usage & effect.

by FighterMan Updated: 30 May, 2021, 10:01 IST
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The Coronavirus Vaccine distribution is now started in India. There are 2 vaccines currently approved namely Oxford’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. Our Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that these vaccines will be first given to medical workers, frontline workers, and other workers inclined towards Covid-19. There are around 30 Crore beneficiaries in this priority mission. Moreover, he elaborated that they will get these vaccine shots for free. Later, when it will be available for the general public, people can register online via Cowin app or website to get the vaccine at the government approved price.

Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Started in India : How to Register Online via Cowin App or Website?
What is CoWIN?

CoWIN stands for Winning against Coronavirus. It is an online or digital system developed by the Government of India for distributing Coronavirus Vaccine effectively. The Cowin app is also under development as most Indian users are mobile friendly for digital purposes.

How Will the Coronavirus Vaccine be Distributed in India?

As we know that India is a highly populated country so distributing Coronavirus Vaccine effectively needs to be planned and executed well. Thus, the Government has decided that in the first phase, people involved with essential services will be vaccinated and that too for free. These include the following categories.

Healthcare Staff

Around 1 Crore healthcare workers from government and private hospitals will receive the vaccine. These include child health staff, nurses, supervisors, paramedical workers, medical officers, support staff, and medical students.

Frontline Heros

The Government will provide vaccines to nearly 2 crore frontline warriors. These include police, armed forces, civil defence, disaster management, prison workers, municipal staff, Covid-19 revenue officers, and other related workers.

50+ Aged

Citizens aging above 50 will get this service regardless of their gender, but priority will be given to 60+ aged people. Age will be counted based on the latest election details and end date for reference will be 1st January 2021.

High Containment Zones

Areas where the Covid-19 infection is high or rapidly rising will get the vaccine first. You can checkout your area for the containment zone via the Aarogya Setu app.

People with illness linked to Covid-19

There are many people having diseases which can lead to severe Covid-19 impact so they will be accounted for. These illnesses include Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension, Lung infection, and more.


How to Register Online via CoWIN App or Website
cowin: vaccine for coronavirus

You can register yourself online for Coronavirus Vaccine via the Cowin app or website, but currently only people above 60 years of age can avail the vaccine. There are 2 ways in which registration can be done.

  1. OTP Verification
  2. Aarogya Setu App

You can opt-in for any 1 of these 2 methods. For these, your Aadhar Card details will be used. For instance, if you go for the 1st option, the OTP will come only on your mobile number which is not compulsory to be linked to your Aadhar Card. You need to enter your pin code and select your preferred hospital or clinic, and then choose date & time from 'forenoon' or 'afternoon'.

After registration, you will receive the date, time, and address. You need to be present at this given schedule to get your Coronavirus Vaccine shot. Most probably, the timing will be anywhere in between 9 am to 5 pm.

Coronavirus or Covid-19 Vaccine Price in India

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 Vaccine Price in India is now out. As per reports, their prices are revealed and are expected to be accurate. If you are taking the vaccine from a government hospital then it is free of cost whereas in private hospitals the prices are as shown below.

Vaccine Name or Type Vaccine Price Per Dose
Covishield Rs 250
Covaxin Rs 250

Therefore, with 2021 coming in, good news on Coronavirus Vaccine for India is also in. Will this vaccine be well distributed across the country? Will it completely kill Covid-19? Do raise your voices via our comments section below.

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Stylish_Tamilachi wrote:

Phase 3 trial over? Was it successful ?

No, our frontline workers & medical staff are part of the Phase 3 trial.

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ajay20 wrote:

No, our frontline workers & medical staff are part of the Phase 3 trial.

that is not possible.. Govt will never administer vaccine to healthcare workers while it is in trial mode..

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Oxford’s Covishield has completed Phase 3 trial and now authorized in India. All is good.

But Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is still in Phase 3, there is no data in public domain, and the results are not peer-reviewed. And yet government has approved it in the same way as Covishield is approved! All due to ego and PR. But people must beware.

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I’ll prefer Oxford’s Covishield. As Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is still in Phase 3. I Won’t Take Covaxin Until Efficacy Data is made public. The clearance given by DCGI to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin without efficacy data has been done on the wrong basis.

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Digitalguy wrote:

I’ll prefer Oxford’s Covishield. As Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is still in Phase 3. I Won’t Take Covaxin Until Efficacy Data is made public. The clearance given by DCGI to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin without efficacy data has been done on the wrong basis.

Do you know details of Covishield? They have also given wrong information. They said it is 70% effective after moderna and pfizer results they said it is more than 90% effective.

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shivanshu.k507 wrote:

One women dies in uk after moderna vaccination. All are unreliable flushed flushed flushed

Its Pfizer. two more died in norway after Pfizer vaccination.
Moreover, pfizer vaccine is recently recommended by WHO.
very discouraging events happening confused

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karanchhabra wrote:

Do you know details of Covishield? They have also given wrong information. They said it is 70% effective after moderna and pfizer results they said it is more than 90% effective.

I believe that Covid-19 vaccine is not safe as of now because Vaccine process can take several years.

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Digitalguy wrote:

I believe that Covid-19 vaccine is not safe as of now because Vaccine process can take several years.

Agree but something is better than nothing dude. At least we live with piece of mind. As of now we are getting fear for normal flu.

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Can we choose which vaccine we want to take?

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deepak38 wrote:

Can we choose which vaccine we want to take?

Unfortunately No.
Distribution will be area wise. So all people residing in one area will receive the same vaccine.

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Humein nahi lagwani. I am living in corona since March and don’t need this vaccine

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ajay20 wrote:

No, our frontline workers & medical staff are part of the Phase 3 trial.

Lol yeah.. it’s true joy

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First phase – 16th Jan onwards, for Healthcare professionals & workers

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docjielts189 wrote:

Humein nahi lagwani. I am living in corona since March and don’t need this vaccine

+1

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SupportFARMER wrote:

Isko lgane se khujli wali bimari hogi no_mouth

Kuch bhi ho sakta ab hum NargYug mein hain (kalyug ab puche chhut gaya)… joy joy joy

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mt lo yeh vaccine ekdum bkr hai fda only approved pfizer thats too in hurry and after threatning fda director , modi ka vaccine toh pucho hi mt

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all pm’s has tested their vaccine on themselves why not ours?

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Because none of the congress leader had taken the medicine in the past. And Rahul Ghandi had not taken.. Pun intended.

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Jise leni he lo, nahi leni mat lo. Koi jabardasti nahi he.
Simple he jise marna he maro jise jina he jiyo .. koi jabardasti thode na he.

Aapki zindagi aapki Marzi.

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rajashk wrote:

Jise leni he lo, nahi leni mat lo. Koi jabardasti nahi he.
Simple he jise marna he maro jise jina he jiyo .. koi jabardasti thode na he.

Aapki zindagi aapki Marzi.

That’s not how things work. If I want to take the tested covishield vaccine instead of the untested covaxin, I should have that choice. “Take this random vaccine or don’t take a vaccine at all” is not a solution. Everyone deserves healthcare.

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mspan wrote:

That’s not how things work. If I want to take the tested covishield vaccine instead of the untested covaxin, I should have that choice. “Take this random vaccine or don’t take a vaccine at all” is not a solution. Everyone deserves healthcare.

Amazon / Flipkart thode na he bhai. Shopping karne thodi na jaa rahe, ke ye brand ka lo ya wo brand ka lo.
Haqikat samazo bhai. 138CR ki population ko vaccination karni he. Production kitna he wo bhi dekho.

Aur aap ho ke Ola nahi Uber, Flipkart nahi Amazon, Swiggy nahi Zomato chahiye aise karte baithe ho.
Gajab ho bhai aap.
Though best wishes for your Choiced Vaccination.
Muhurat bhi nikal ke rakhna bhai !!!

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rajashk wrote:

Amazon / Flipkart thode na he bhai. Shopping karne thodi na jaa rahe, ke ye brand ka lo ya wo brand ka lo.
Haqikat samazo bhai. 138CR ki population ko vaccination karni he. Production kitna he wo bhi dekho.

Aur aap ho ke Ola nahi Uber, Flipkart nahi Amazon, Swiggy nahi Zomato chahiye aise karte baithe ho.
Gajab ho bhai aap.
Though best wishes for your Choiced Vaccination.
Muhurat bhi nikal ke rakhna bhai !!!

Arey if ola is known to send a driver without a driving license and uber sends expert drivers only, then why would I even ride with Ola? Moreover, unlike riding a cab, healthcare is a basic right, so if a vaccine is available everyone should get it eventually.

Stop making stupid analogies.

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mspan wrote:

Arey if ola is known to send a driver without a driving license and uber sends expert drivers only, then why would I even ride with Ola? Moreover, unlike riding a cab, healthcare is a basic right, so if a vaccine is available everyone should get it eventually.

Stop making stupid analogies.

I’m just giving you facts & practical scenario in 138Cr Population. Btw it’s your choice to get vaccinated with desired vaccine (if available) or else you can always wait till next Sale (availability) comes in to your location.
Best Wishes.

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rajashk wrote:

I’m just giving you facts & practical scenario in 138Cr Population. Btw it’s your choice to get vaccinated with desired vaccine (if available) or else you can always wait till next Sale (availability) comes in to your location.
Best Wishes.

NO. That’s not true. That’s exactly the point. You will be told that a vaccine is available, you won’t be told which one. It’s like “You either take this random vaccine or don’t get vaccinated at all.”

I am ready to wait for enough covishield doses to be available, but that’s not an option this government is giving. If they had not approved an untested vaccine and created this dilemma, I would happily wait longer for my turn to get a safe vaccine. But no, they don’t give you that choice. They need to make everything about ego and pseudo-nationalism.

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Let me put few words as a front line worker in covid and as a doctor. No vaccine is ever 100% safe…period. all vaccine not only covid can cause serious side effects but as time passes they are made more safer. Unfortunately the time constraints and sudden pendamic with a large no of deaths has taken devils form, causing the rush to introduce the vaccine. In no way present vaccines can be more safer than those which were introduced long ago but then the time is not merciful looking at scenario. The choice is now between the devil and deep blue sea. And front line workers are the ones in most dilemma. They are exposed to devil and no vaccine is 100%safe. My personal opinion is that those in lower risk catagory can delay the shot for few more months before biting the bullet. As for political association or linking of vaccine I don’t think any government is ready for backlash God forbid if things went South. No politician wants to carry weight of dead people on his shoulders.

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