Families can also register up to four beneficiaries at a time.

For those unable to access the website, a walk-in registration system has also been put in place at the CVCs. The process remains the same but will be carried out offline.

The worry, though, is whether people will come forward to take the vaccine.

Overcoming vaccine hesitancy

Covaxin’s hasty approval and the reports of adverse events after immunisation from the vaccines has led to a degree of hesitancy in India. So far, India has been vaccinating its healthcare and frontline workers, some of whom were apprehensive about taking Covaxin.

Since Jan. 16, when India’s vaccination began, 11.55 million people have received at least the first dose, and 2.2 million have also received the second dose. Initially, only 4% those who were due to receive the second shot of the Covid-19 vaccine turned up for it. But the turnout improved gradually.

To counter this, prime minister Narendra Modi was the first to take a shot of Covaxin at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences today.

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