How to book Covid Booster Vaccine Appointment Slot

Booster dose has become important as the disease is spreading rapidly in almost 71 countries of the world.

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Covid 19 is back in almost 70 countries of the world. The situation in countries like China is alarming with the country registering 10 lakh covid cases and 5000 deaths daily due to the BF. 7 variant. While the neighboring countries have been battling the disease, the government has started keeping India on red alert.  An advisory has been issued to scan all international passengers at the airport and the people of India are asked to use masks and sanitizers again along with following social distancing. The residents are also being requested to take the booster dose of the vaccine if they haven’t taken it yet so that their body gets ready to fight the virus.

Why is Booster Dose important?

The booster dose is important as the protection provided by the first two shots will decrease over time. The booster dose will help the immune system to fight the virus for a long time so those who have not taken their booster shot yet should get it asap. It has become the need of the house as not only China, but countries like Spain, Argentina, and many more have been seeing a rapid surge in daily cases and deaths. The possibilities of the next wave hitting India are strong as well.

Which booster should one get?

The booster dose is simply the third dose of the vaccine you took earlier. For example, if you took a dose of the Covaxin vaccine or Covishield vaccine, you will have to take the booster shot from the same vaccine brand.

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Where can you find the Booster dose?

A booster dose can be taken at any government or private vaccination center. You will have to carry your final vaccination certificate, including the details about your first and second doses. You will also have to use the same mobile number and ID card that was used earlier. Healthcare workers, front-line workers, and citizens above 60 years or more will continue to receive preventive dose vaccination at any CVC, including free-of-charge vaccines at Government centers. You can book a slot via the CoWin website/app.

How to book a Booster dose slot online?

One can book an appointment to get their booster shot done via the CoWin website or the Aarogya Setu App. Here are the steps to be followed-

  1. Open the official portal on any web browser/device.
  2. Log into the website using your registered mobile number. You have to enter the same number registered while taking your 1st two doses.
  3. You will find the vaccination certificate for your previous two doses on the CoWin website. Download it for future use.
  4. To book the booster dose slot, check if you are eligible for the same and can take the shot only 9 months after the second dose. Your CoWin page will also show you the notification.
  5. If you are eligible, click on the Schedule option available next to the notification.
  6. Key in your pin code/district name to find vaccination centers.
  7. Check the available centers and book an appointment by selecting a date and time.
  8. If you are booking your slot at a private center, you will have to pay for the dose, otherwise if will be free.
Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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1 year ago

You seriously still pushing the vax and booster even though all the data indicates that one is not protected by this, but as a matter of fact increases one’s chances of getting sick, and one’s chances of dying when one gets sick by a factor of almost 4 compared to unvaxxed ?