In a big relief for everyone across the nation, online registration for vaccination and prior booking for an appointment is no longer mandatory for vaccination services, confirmed the Union Health Ministry .
Any person above 18 can walk in, to the nearest vaccination centre in the area and get the vaccination done. Aadhar card display is enough to get the vaccination at the designated centre.
Responding to a series of questions regarding vaccination mechanism, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that from now on anyone over the age of 18 can directly go to their nearest vaccination center to get registered on the CoWIN digital platform and get the dose.
“Anyone, aged 18 years or more, can directly go to the nearest vaccination Center where vaccinator performs the on-site registration and provides vaccination in the same visit.
This is also popularly known as “walk-ins”,” said a statement issued by the ministry.
From May 1, 2021 till June 12, 2021, out of the total 1,03,585 COVID Vaccination Centers [CVCs] providing vaccination services, 26,114 are operated at the Sub-Health Centers, 26,287 at the Primary Health Centers and 9,441 at the Community Health Centers, amounting to 59.7% of the total vaccination centers.
All of these CVCs at the Sub-Health Centers, the Primary Health Centers and the Community Health Centers are in rural areas where people can directly walk-in for on-site registration and vaccination.