COVID-19 vaccine: How to book the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine online



The COVID-19 virus continues to take hold of our country and vaccination is the only way to protect yourself from the disease. Currently, most of us have received the first vaccine and are looking for the second dose of our COVID vaccine. If you are one of them, this article will clear all your queries. Below we have discussed how long after the first dose the second jab can be taken and how to book the second dose of COVID vaccine online.

    How to book the second dose of COVID vaccine online

Details of the second dose of the COVID vaccine

You cannot take the second dose if you have not taken the first dose of the vaccine. In addition, there are a lot of questions in people’s minds about the vaccine and what to do or not to do after taking the vaccine.

1. When is the right time to take the second dose of vaccine?

There is a specific schedule for the second dose for all three vaccines – Covaxin, Covishield and Sputnik. According to the latest government panel, the 2nd dose of Covaxin can be taken four weeks after the date of the first dose, while Covishield can be taken 84 days after the date of the first dose. Sputnik can be taken after 21 days of deviation from the first dose.

2. Can we take different doses of the vaccine?

According to experts, the dose of vaccine should not be mixed because each vaccine has different effectiveness. So, it may not work if it is mixed.

3. Can we drink alcohol after vaccination?

The health ministry previously said experts said “there is no evidence that alcohol interferes with the effectiveness of the vaccine.”

4. Is the COVID-19 vaccine free?

If you get the vaccine at the public hospital, it will be free. For a private center, you have to pay a certain amount which depends on the location.

Here’s how to book the second dose of COVID vaccine online

You can book your second dose of COVID vaccine online using platforms such as the Cowin portal, the Aarogya Setu app and the Umang app.

Step 1: Go to any of the platforms mentioned above and you must register with the same mobile number that you used to reserve the first dose.

2nd step: After registering the cell phone number, you will get an OTP, then fill in the OTP box.

Step 3: Then enter the PIN code of any nearby center where vaccination is available and select the time of your choice.

Step 4: Finally, click on the appointment booking option.

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Article first published: Friday August 27th, 2021, 2:51 PM [IST]


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