Covid-19 pandemic is raging in China. There are reports of infections and deaths recording new highs daily. The grim situation in China has alerted the world too. The Indian government too has asked citizens to be careful as well as asked state governments to be prepared for any eventuality. While precautions and all are important, what is most critical in the fight against Coronavirus is vaccination. Vaccination is the biggest deterrent that we can arm ourselves with. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Serum Institute of India’s Covishield are the two most-popular Coronavirus vaccines taken by people in India. Recently, Bharat Biotech also announced a nasal vaccine called iNCOVACC. World’s first intra-nasal vaccine for Covid developed by India, it has got approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). The vaccine is now ready to hit the market.
What is a Nasal vaccine?
The Covid nasal vaccine is a new vaccine that is being developed to protect against the Covid-19 virus. This vaccine as the name suggests is administered through the nose instead of being injected. The iNCOVACC vaccine made its debut on the CoWin app on December 24, this means that when users login to the app to book an appointment they will see three vaccine options now:
If you’re wondering how to book a slot for the new Covid nasal vaccine online, then you’ve come to the right place. In this how-to guide, we will walk you through the process step-by-step.
Do note that the nasal vaccine is suggested as a first booster. It cannot be administered if someone has already taken a booster shot. The COWIN app will not allow users to book a fourth vaccine shot.
iNCOVACC nasal vaccine price
The iNCOVACC nasal vaccine costs Rs 800 per dose in private markets and at Rs 325 per dose for procurement by central and state governments. If one adds 5% GST and administration charges of Rs 150, the total cost to the user will be around Rs 990 per dose in private hospitals.
- PC with working internet connection or any internet browser on your mobile like Google Chrome or Safari.
- Working mobile number
- Photo ID proof like
Aadhaarcard, Driving License, etc.
Steps to book Covid Incovacc booster dose online:
- Launch the web browser and search https://www.cowin.gov.in/
- Once the website appears on the screen, register the mobile number. If it is already registered, login using the OTP.
- After logging in, look for the Schedule option.
- Users can search for the vaccination centre, following two methods – using Pincode or district name.
- Users can choose the centre as per their convenience.
- Select the suitable date and time for the nasal vaccine booster dose.
- Confirm the slot.
If you are looking to get the Covid 19 nasal vaccine slot then the above mentioned steps will help. But make sure that you can fulfill all the due criteria for the vaccine.