The registration for vaccination for those between 18-45 years old opened up finally, on Wednesday, at 4 p.m. and as expected servers of the CoWIN app and website, UMANG app and Aarogya setu app crashed.
Earlier in the day, the Centre had made it clear that states cannot use the vaccine provided by the government of India for people below 45 years of age. On the other hand, states are also awaiting a fresh supply of vaccines which is likely to begin from the third week of May.
Both Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech have revised prices for the vaccines. A single dose of SII’s Covishield is priced at Rs 400 for state governments and Rs 600 for private hospitals. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is priced at Rs 600 per dose for state governments and Rs 1200 per dose for private hospitals.