The Center has enabled on-site registration and appointment for vaccination for the 18-44 age group. However, it is only available at the Government-run covid vaccination center for now.
“In case of sessions exclusively organized with online slots, towards the end of the day, some doses may still be left unutilized in case the online appointee beneficiaries do not turn up on day of vaccination due to any reason. In such cases, on-site registration of a few beneficiaries may be necessary to minimize the vaccine wastage,” the ministry stated in a press release.
🔵On-site Registration/Facilitated Cohort Registration in addition to Online Appointment for 18-44 years age group now Enabled on #CoWIN
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) May 24, 2021
The statement also stated that this feature will be applicable only upon the decision of respective states and the UT government.
The coverage of vaccination was expanded to people in the age group of 18 to 44 years on May 1 with the implementation of the Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy.
The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 19.60 crores today under Phase-3 of the nationwide vaccination drive.