COVID-19 vaccination Update: Government said online registration or appointment not mandatory

Government also mentioned that anyone aged above 18 years or more can directly go to the nearest vaccination center where vaccinator administers the vaccine in the same visit.

On Tuesday, the Central government announced that pre-registration or appointment for booking the slot of vaccination is not mandatory. The clarification for the same  came after many people in rural areas faced problems in getting vaccinated.

The government also announced that anyone whose age is above 18 years or more can directly go to the nearest vaccination centers, where vaccinator performs the on spot registration and administers the vaccine during the visit.

This is normally termed as ‘Walk-in’.

Here’s the previous record:

Out of the 28.36 crore receivers registered on Co-WIN, 16.45 crore (58%) people have been registered in the on-spot mode 19.84 crore doses  have been managed through onsite/walk-in vaccination.

The central government said that, the  health workers or ASHAs, have been mobilizing the heir in rural areas and those residing in urban slums, for on-spot registration and vaccination directly at the nearest vaccination centers. The facility for assisted registrations through the 1075 Help Line has also been operationalized.

According to the data of  Health Ministry, out of the total 69,995 vaccination centers so far classified by states on Co-WIN as rural or urban, 49,883 vaccination centers are located in rural areas.

This is the coverage of vaccination in tribal area  mentioned below on Co-WIN as on June 3, 2021:

1. Vaccination per million population in tribal districts is higher than the National average.
2. 128 out of 176 Tribal Districts are performing better than all India vaccination coverage.
3. More walk-in vaccinations are happening in Tribal Districts as compared to National average.
4. Gender ratio for people vaccinated is also better in the tribal districts.

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