Dr RS Sharma, the Chief Executive Officer of CoWIN portal clarified about the 'precautionary dose' amid global Omicron scare. During a press meet on December 27, Dr Sharma said, the precaution dose (booster dose) should be taken only 9 months after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, PM Narendra Modi announced precautionary dose against Coronavirus for the front line workers and senior citizens with comorbidities.
The latest section of the CoWIN website termed "International Travel Certificate" will now have the international version of the Covid-19 vaccination certificate. The international travel certificate will cover: registered date of birth, the number of doses received, vaccine name, type, manufacturer, and dosage dates. The certificate complies with the international criteria set out by the World Health Organization. The international… read-more
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During the third ongoing G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, FM Nirmala Sitharaman decided to share the CoWin app with other countries free of cost. "Scope of our vaccination has made this platform freely available to all countries given our firm belief that humanitarian needs outweigh commercial benefits," a Twitter feed said. Economic recovery policies, Sustainable Finance, and International Taxation were given prime… read-more
The COVID-19 vaccine cost in India's private hospitals is the highest in the world in contrast to several countries providing free vaccines. Data from CoWIN website revealed that private hospitals are charging between Rs 700 to Rs 1,500/shot to vaccinate 18-44 age group people. The amount charged is almost six times more than Rs 250 charged for vaccinating people above 45. Hospital also claimed of huge pendency in Covishield orders.
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Over 10 million people aged between 18-44 years registered themselves in the first six hours of the registration process on the CoWIN app. The platform had started registrations at 4 PM on April 28. People had claimed some glitches in the app, although CoWIN has denied such claims. However, those who have successfully registered are likely to get jabs a little later due to limited availability of COVID-19 vaccines.
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With the next phase of nationwide COVID vaccination drive scheduled to start from May 1, the Centre has mandated the registration on the CoWIN app for vaccination appointments. Reportedly to avoid any chaos, the government has banned any ‘walks-ins’ at the COVID vaccination centres. Notably, the registrations will begin on the CoWIN portal and Aarogya Setu App from April 28 for people aged between 18-44 years.
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The Centre on March 1 stated CoWIN app has been developed only for administrators to manage the inoculation drive and is not a registration platform for COVID-19 vaccination. It clarified that individuals, who want to get vaccinated, can register themselves through official website. The statement followed the beginning of India's second-phase of mass vaccination which is expected to cover around 27 crore people who are either aged above 60 or… read-more
As the Centre made it mandatory to register online for COVID-19 vaccination, Maharashtra has dropped the vaccination drive till January 18 due to glitches in the CoWIN application. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on January 16 issued a statement mentioning the Centre is working to resolve the "technical problems" in the app. However, the Centre had allowed the authorities to go for offline registration for the first day (January… read-more
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The Union Health Ministry has warned people over fake and identical CoWIN apps floating on mobile platforms. While the app is still under its development phases, the duplicate apps have alarmed the Centre over duping people. The Ministry has suggested people to avoid downloading wrong applications or share any personal information on them. Reportedly, '… read-more
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