Did you visit a Covid vaccine center?When the vaccination drive was started for the general public after the initial phases for healthcare workers and frontline personnel, there was, on the one hand, reluctance, and, on the other, a rush by senior citizens and those over 50 years with co-morbidities who were eligible to take the vaccine shot. That rush did create some chaos and crowding on the first day. Now things are well-settled and more systematic and efficient. Even the registration process had initial issues and at first, the instruction was to register only at the Government portal (https://www.cowin.gov.in/home), but now people can register on the Arogya Setu app as well (not the CoWin app, from what I understand).
In my case, I am not in the eligibility queue and won't be for a good while. In any case, as mentioned earlier, I am as such not in any hurry to take the vaccine. I would like members to share their experiences if they or anyone they know, have visited a government vaccination center or a hospital to take the first dose of the vaccine. The information will be useful for others. Specifically, you can let us know if you used the mobile app or the online portal; whether you had to wait for long at the vaccination center due to long queues or technical glitches there, did you wait for 30 minutes after taking the vaccine as is the requirement, etc. Also, was there any pain in the arm later or did you experience any other issues after the first dose?