About the COVID-19 Vaccine in India

At Tata AIA, we have consistently upheld #RakshakaranKiReet – the tradition of protection!

In today’s uncertain times, Rakshakaran begins with each one of us. Post months of trials, the Government of India has introduced three COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines are, Covishield ® , Covaxin ® , and  Sputnik – V1.

Importance of COVID-19 Vaccine2

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is important for you because:

  • COVID 19-vaccines are effective and can keep you from getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • The vaccine also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you contract COVID-19.

  • If you get vaccinated it can also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Who will get the vaccine?

Vaccination drive in India is happening in clearly designed phases3:


Started From

Target Group to be Vaccinated

First Phase

16th January 2021

Healthcare and frontline workers, including sanitation workers, police personnel and disaster management workers

Second Phase

1st March 2021

People above 60 years and those between 45 to 59 years with co-morbid conditions

Third Phase

1st April 2021

Everyone above 45 years

Fourth Phase

1st May 2021

Everyone above the age of 18 years


What are the steps to get vaccinated4?


Presently, vaccines are available from the Government and notified Private Healthcare Facilities, known as COVID Vaccination Centers (CVCs).

To schedule your vaccination appointment, you can:

  • Register on the Co-WIN Portal with a Photo ID Card.
  • You can register four people through one mobile number.
  • Find available CVCs on the portal along with vaccination slots, date and time.
  • Book as per your preference and availability.
  • Get an OTP verification before registration.
  • Get a confirmation slip and SMS after registration. 

Things to note before the vaccination5

  • Any medications to be avoided: At present, neither the Government nor the vaccine manufacturers have given any specific instructions.
  • Any vaccine risks for people with co-morbidities: The vaccine is completely safe and effective for people with co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, lipid disorders, kidney disorders, etc.


Things to remember after the vaccination6


Like any other vaccine, even with COVID-19 vaccines, you might experience mild to moderate side effects. These can include:

  • Some pain, swelling and redness on the arm where you received the vaccine

  • Chills or mild fever

  • Tiredness

  • Headaches

  • Joint pain or muscle ache 

All these side effects are short-term and go away within a few days. You can take medication for one or more of the side-effects after proper consultations with your doctor.


Tata AIA: COVID-19 Support for our Customers

At Tata AIA we have taken the following steps to provide COVID-19 support to all our customers:


  • Multi-Channel Communication – Important updates and information regularly sent via text messages and email

  • Education Webinar – We had launched an interactive webinar, with Dr. Ramakanta Panda, to educate our customers about the COVID-19 virus and vaccination. Watch the webinar. 


Vaccination Assistance

Smooth and seamless vaccination appointment booking process offered by Tata AIA Life Insurance in partnership with a Health Service provider at no service cost^.

Steps to book your vaccination appointment:

1. Register on CoWIN or Aarogya Setu app to generate Reference ID (No need to schedule appointment)

2. Click on the link shared via SMS/Email by Tata AIA Life Insurance to schedule vaccination appointment

3. Click on ‘COVID-19’ banner and select ‘COVID Vaccination – Dose 1’.

4. Below are your login credentials:

a. Username: Policy Number

b. Password: Date of Birth of Policy holder or Life Assured

5. Provide your consent to the Terms and Conditions

6. Enter your details, select city and preferred date of vaccination

7. Confirmation email will be sent on appointment booking followed by a call from the service provider so go ahead and book your vaccination!


^Vaccination cost will be charged as applicable.

Terms & Conditions Apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Registration Vaccine FAQ’s

Where can I register for the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Log into the Co-WIN portal - www.cowin.gov.in
  • Choose the “Register/Sign in Yourself” tab to register for COVID-19 vaccination. 

Alternatively, you can go to the Co-WIN tab on the Arogya Setu app to register.

Where are the COVID-19 vaccines available?

COVID-19 vaccines are available at Government and Private Health Facilities authorised by the government, known as COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs)

Who can register for the vaccine?

Beginning 1st May 2021, everyone above the age of 18 years can register for the vaccine.

How many people can register on the Co-WIN portal on one mobile number?

The Co-WIN portal allows you to register four people on the same mobile number.

Is it mandatory to book your vaccine slots online for the COVID-19 vaccine?

For individuals above 45 years of age, it is not mandatory to book the slots online for the vaccination. They can get on-spot registration at the authorised vaccination centre. However, it is best if you get the online confirmation for your slot.

For everyone between 18-44 years of age, it is compulsory to book your slots online for the vaccination. On-spot registrations are not allowed for this age group

Which documents are required for COVID-19 vaccination registration?

You can register on the Co-WIN portal using any of the following ID proofs:


  • Aadhar card
  • Driving license
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Pension document
  • Bank passbook
  • Voter ID card
  • MGNREGA job card
  • Health insurance smart card
  • Official identity card issued by MPs, MLAs
  • Smart card by Registrar General of India
  • Service identity card 

Is there a registration charge for the COVID-19 vaccination?

No, there is no registration charge for the COVID-19 vaccination.

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1, 3 https://www.mohfw.gov.in/covid_vaccination/vaccination/faqs.html

2 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

4 https://www.cowin.gov.in/faq


6 https://www.unicef.org/rosa/stories/what-do-during-and-after-getting-vaccinated-covid-19


This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Please consult your doctor for any medical related questions.

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