Covid-19 vaccine: Not on voters’ list? Upload other IDs to register as 50+ beneficiary | Delhi News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Delhiites who are over 50 are in the priority category to get the Covid-19 vaccine after healthcare and frontline workers and the latest electoral rolls will be used to identify them. However, those whose names are not on the voters’ list don’t have to worry as they will be able to self-register by using any legal photo identity card.

Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN), a one-stop digital platform created by the Centre, will be used for registering and tracking beneficiaries for inoculation. In Delhi, records of three lakh healthcare workers and six lakh frontline workers have almost been completely uploaded on the platform in bulk. Next in the order of priority are those who are older than 50 years. The latest electoral roll for the Lok Sabha and assembly elections will be used to identify them.
Dr Suneela Garg, professor of excellence and national president-elect of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, said that the beneficiaries whose names were not on the rolls could directly upload their Photo ID issued by any government department on the Co-WIN mobile app after its launch for self-registration.
Those who are younger than 50 years but have comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases will have to upload a medical certificate on the application to get inoculated in the first phase, Dr Garg said. The guidelines for the medical certificate and identifying the beneficiaries under 50 will be issued soon, she added.
Even those who live in Delhi but don’t have a residence proof will have an option to register themselves. Dr Garg said an employee ID issued by the organisation concerned could be uploaded.
The photo IDs that one can upload to register for vaccination include Aadhaar card, Voter ID, driving licence, PAN card, passport, pension document with photograph, passbooks with photograph issued by bank or post office, health insurance smart card issued under the scheme of labour ministry, and MGNREGA job card.
Once a beneficiary is registered, they will get an SMS with date, time and vaccination centre details. The Photo ID uploaded during registration will have to be produced at the centre, where these will be verified before the beneficiary is inoculated.
At the centres, only pre-registered beneficiaries will be vaccinated and there will be no provision for on-the-spot registrations. After the vaccination, the beneficiary will get a date for the second dose and then, a vaccination certificate.

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