What is pandemic?
An epidemic is simply an outbreak of infection in a localized area whereas a pandemic is when that infection spreads to multiples countries and continents or around the world. The advance of technology and science on the one hand provides us a better way of livings while on the other hand, rapid change in society brings together new challenges in the terms of modified disease.
In these days and ages, all we need is one person to be infected and the whole world is infected. Till date, most of the pandemics are strains of influenza but pandemics can be ant types of virus. Maximum of this virus comes from animals. Transmission of this virus to human occurs in close contact and this process is termed as zoonotic spillover. The outbreak of the 2019 COVID-19 pandemic can be taken as an example.
- Effects of COVID-19 in India
This pandemic is a harsh blow in India’s face. Considering the population India holding the second position faced very hard times while handling this pandemic. The initial step taken by India to fight this pandemic was a complete lockdown. The complete transport and any forms of industry created a cloud of panic for every citizen. Moreover, the unavailability of a possible cure for this disease made people worried and tense.
- COVID-19 and vaccines.
India’s national drug regulator declared that Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) had approved two coronavirus preventive vaccines. The institution responsible for the production of this “Covaxin” vaccine is Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute for “covidshield” vaccine. This vaccination will be multi-phase. The first phase will be provided for the healthcare and frontline workers (about 3 crores). The next phase will be for the citizen whose age is above 45 years. Then the third phase will include people who are above 18 years to 44 years of age. Further notice will clarify the vaccination for the rest of the population.
covid vaccine registration: 18 years of age and above.
- open selfregistration.cowin.gov.in
- A new window will open. Now move your cursor to the rightmost corner and click on the “Register/sign in yourself” button. This option will occur in yellow color.
- Then enter your mobile number in the “Enter Mobile Number” and click on the Get OTP button. Wait until a six-digit OTP number arrives on that registered number.
- Enter the OTP and it will take you to the OTP verification screen.
- Click on the “Register member” button. It will appear in blue. This will eventually take you to the “Registration for Vaccination” page
- a form will appear. Make sure you have the documents while filling up the form
- Photo ID proof- aadhar card/driving license/PAN card/ Passport /Pension passbook /NPR Smart card/ voter ID.
- enter the required information and click on the “Register” button.
If all the credentials are valid and acceptable then a message “Individual registered successfully” will be displayed. This will finally take you to the account details Dashboard where you have been added as a Beneficiary. Check all the details and tally them.
If you want to add a member kipping this number the same then click on the “Add member” button which will appear at the bottom of the page and repeat the same procedure for registration.
- now clicks on the “schedule” option of each member. Wait until a blue tick just appears just beside it.
- now Click on the “Schedule Now” option.
- It will appear at the end of the page in a ribbon of blue color. a new window will open
- Enter the PIN number of your area to find out your nearest vaccination location and a tentative day of dose 1 of that vaccine.
We all are warriors because we are fighting this pandemic with our brave attitude. Be attentive when the call for your vaccination comes and take the vaccine without any fear. We all hope that India will again disease-free very soon.