Covid-19 vaccination for everyone above 45 years starts from April 1

From April 1 onwards the government will expand the ongoing vaccination programme by making it available to everyone above 45 years. Now, the government has also extended the deadline for on-site registration. People can now even get the registration done even after 3 PM.

Till today, March 31, people above 60 years and those above 45 with co-morbidities were eligible for vaccination, along with health care and frontline workers.

After Thursday, anyone born before January 1, 1977, can opt for the vaccine, as authorities have removed the clause related to comorbidities (The comorbidities involves heart and kidney ailments, hypertension etc).

On Tuesday, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan, "Those who want to go for on-site registration are requested to go to their nearest vaccination centre after 3 pm with any identity document." People can also book their advance appointment online on the official website i.e. http://cowin.gov.in.

Earlier, only Aadhar Card and Voter ID was accepted as the identity proof. Now, people can also show their bank passbook, passport, and ration card as identity proof. Those people who have comorbidities need to show a certificate from a medical practitioner which mentions their medical condition.

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