CoWIN: Vaccine Registrations Begins.
CoWIN (COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network) will be the digitalized platform for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, but the official app has not been released.
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The central government has introduced a new CoWIN app to roll out and scale up the mechanism for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution system across the nation.
The app is reported to be currently in its pre-production stage. The CoWIN app can be downloaded for free, which will help record vaccine date. The application will be available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
This platform will not only help the government to coordinate the massive vaccination drive but it will also help health authorities monitor coronavirus vaccines in real-time.
The District authorities will upload the data of users for the registration of healthcare workers and frontline workers. Each medical facility is going to add the details of those working with them. The automated process will filter duplicate entries.
People eligible for getting vaccinated will get SMS that will inform them when and where it will take place.
If anyone doesn’t attend, they will be vaccinated later and be assigned another date. The database of users is updated when the vaccination is done.
The CoWIN app has five modules, which are the administrator module, Registration Module, Vaccination Module, Beneficiary Acknowledgement Module and Report Module.
People who are not frontline or healthcare workers will be able to register for getting the vaccine via the ‘Registration Module’.
For registration, users need to provide their photo identity. The administrators will be able to track the information provided by citizens using the ‘Administrator Module’.
After the registration, administrators will be responsible for creating vaccination sessions and the respective vaccinators and managers will receive relevant notifications and alerts
The ‘Vaccination Module’ on the app will verify details of the beneficiary and update their vaccination status.
The ‘Beneficiary Acknowledgement Module’ will then send an SMS to beneficiaries and also generate QR-based certificates after they are given the Vaccine dose.
The ‘Report Module’ will prepare reports of how many vaccination sessions have been conducted, how many people have attended the sessions, and how many people have dropped out, and other related information.
The application is not available for use by Citizen directly as of now, but the process and registration process may change in coming time, as it develops more.