Once you have booked your vaccine appointment, here are the steps that you need to follow when visiting a centre to get your dose:
Step 1 – Appointment details: When you book your appointment, you will receive an SMS with the date, time, and place to get your vaccination. Save this message.
Step 2 – Confirm your appointment: Before you go, contact the vaccination centre to confirm your appointment (using your personal Reference ID from the CoWIN portal).
Step 3 – Correct documents: Make sure that you have the photo ID card that you used to book your appointment, as well as your Aadhaar card. (Always wear a mask or two masks when you step outside).
Step 4 – Check in at the centre: Head to the vaccination centre that you have chosen and show your confirmation SMS and ID card to the Vaccination Officer No 1 (VO-1).
Step 5 – Get your details verified: A second Vaccination Officer (VO-2) will cross verify and authenticate your details and documents on CoWIN.
Step 6 – Waiting: You might need to wait for up to an hour before your name is called.
Step 7 – Get the vaccine: When your name is called, another Vaccination Officer (VO-3), a healthcare practitioner, will administer the dose of the vaccine to you.
Step 8 – Monitoring time: Once the vaccine is administered, you will be asked to wait in an observation area for 15-30 minutes so that the health worker can see if you have any unusual reaction.
Step 9 – Second dose: Once you are done with the first dose of vaccine, you will receive an SMS with the date for your second dose. Make sure to repeat the above steps and get the second dose to ensure complete protection against Covid-19.