Ever since vaccination has started for people aged 18–44, thousands of people visit the Cowin portal every day to book slots for the vaccine and return empty-handed. In view of this problem of the people, the Health Ministry has taken a big decision. It has been said by the Ministry that people in the age group of 18-44 can now register and take appointment at any government vaccination center without making any appointment. It has started today.
The ministry has said that now 18-44 year olds need not take online appointment to get vaccinated. You have to register at the vaccination center itself and after that you will get an appointment and vaccine. The ministry has said that there have been reports of vaccine wasting at many places during the online appointment, after which this decision has been taken.
It has been said on behalf of the ministry that all the states and union territories have been informed in this regard. Onsite registration and appointment will be available only after the decision of individual states. That is, the final decision is in the hands of the state government.
It has been clearly stated by the Ministry that this facility is currently available only at the Government Vaccination Center.