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WhatsApp cannot be used to register for COVID-19 vaccination; govt clarifies

A user guide for the citizen registration and appointment for vaccination has also been uploaded on the websites of the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and the National Health Authority (NHA).

April 14, 2021 / 08:54 AM IST
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The Centre has clarified the claims that registration for COVID-19 vaccinations can be done through WhatsApp are false and registrations can only be done through the CoWIN portal or Arogya Setu app.

An image claiming that registration for COVID-19 vaccinations can be done through Whatsapp has been circulating on social media. The image tells people to send a message on a given number and their Aadhaar card or any other government ID.

Here's how to register for vaccination?

Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and the National Health Authority (NHA) has already uploaded a user guide for the citizen registration and appointment for vaccination.

-Log on to www.cowin.gov.in

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How does a vaccine work?

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.

How many types of vaccines are there?

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.

What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?

Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.

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-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

-The page will ask you if you have any comorbidities, which can be answered by simply clicking on 'yes', 'no'.

-If 45+, upload doctor’s certificate as comorbidity proof.

-Once the details are entered for registration, 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.

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first published: Apr 14, 2021 08:54 am

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