Centre opens Covid-19 vaccination for everyone aged above 45 years


Centre has opened Covid19 vaccination for everyone aged above 45 years starting 1st of April, irrespective of co morbidity. The cut-off date for the 45 plus years category is those persons born before 1st January 1977. The comorbidities clause has been removed to make the system simpler.

The CoWIN System will be open for registration and for booking of appointment of all persons of 45 years and above, from the 1st of April. Onsite registration of such persons will also be permissible from the same day. If a beneficiary has taken an online appointment for vaccination on CoWIN, then there is no need to take any further appointment at Private or Public hospitals.

If any hospital does not follow these guidelines of vaccination, then one must lodge a complaint at toll-free number 1075. The beneficiary is advised to take the second dose of COVISHIELD vaccine  in the 6th to 8th  week of the date of first dose. It is advisable not to delay beyond the 8th week, as it may leave the beneficiary vulnerable. 


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