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Govt Okays On Site Vaccine Registration For 18-44 Group

New Delhi: Now, people in the 18-44 age group who are “without access to internet or smart phones” can walk in for help to register on the CoWIN app and book slots for vaccination against COVID-19.

The Centre informed this in a notification on Monday.

This facility will only be available at government-run vaccination centres and not those run by private hospitals, the government added.

To minimise wastage, a “few beneficiaries” in the 18-44 group will be allowed to walk in for registration and get vaccinated on the same day if doses meant for the pre-registered recipients are left unused, the notification added.

However, the Centre left the decision to allow on-site CoWIN registration to individual state/UT governments on the basis of the “local context”.