CoWIN to be scaled up to track every vaccine: RS Sharma – ET HealthWorld

The Centre’s CoWIN platform will be scaled up rapidly to service the third phase of the Covid-19 expanded vaccination drive starting May 1 under the new policy, National Health Authority chairman RS Sharma told ET on Tuesday, adding that it will continue to keep track of each vaccine administered and issue certificates. “The software (CoWIN) … Read more

Govt augments CoWin platform to deal with next phase of vaccination – ET HealthWorld

The centre is augmenting the Covid-19 vaccine registration portal (CoWin) to process as many as 10 to 20 million registrations a day as it prepares for a sharp increase in usage with an aggressive expansion of the nationwide vaccination drive from next month, officials said. User interface on the platform has been spruced up while … Read more

Now CoWIN does not schedule second Covid-19 vaccination dose appointment – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: RS Sharma, Chairman, Empowered Group on Covid vaccination informed that now CoWIN does not schedule second dose vaccination appointment automatically. This comes after the Centre wrote to States and UTs to increase the interval between two doses of Covishield to 4-8 weeks in view of the emerging scientific evidence of increased protection if … Read more

Lucknow: Error in Co-WIN paves way for vax drive at RMLIMS on off day – ET HealthWorld

Lucknow: An error in Co-WIN portal paved way for the vaccination of several senior citizens and people with comorbidities (in the age group of 45-59 years) on a weekly off day on Sunday at Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS). The vaccination drive is not being held on Sundays, but due to an … Read more

25 lakh register on Co-Win on first day of Phase 2 – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: Teething troubles mainly related to delay in receiving OTPs, selection of hospitals or vaccination sites not being “live” and server issues on Co-Win marked the first day of the second phase of vaccination, reports Sushmi Dey. The delays, which officials said are being set right, happened even as 25 lakh potential recipients were … Read more

Covaxin or Covishield? Supreme Court judges can’t choose between vaccines, says Health Ministry

Supreme Court judges, both sitting and retired, along with their family members will get COVID-19 vaccine shots from tomorrow. Supreme Court judges will not be allowed to choose between two COVID-19 vaccines available for inoculation, the Health Ministry clarified on Monday. According to the news agency ANI, the process of vaccination will be done entirely … Read more

Chaos reigns as CoWIN keeps shutting down – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The excitement for getting vaccinated on Day 1 of the third phase of massive immunization drive turned into a chaos after the CoWIN portal kept shutting down intermittently while processing the inoculation exercise, several hospitals complained while speaking to IANS. It resulted into hours long delay for those who came early for registration … Read more

Vaccine registration to open for public @ Co-Win 2.0 – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: Registration for the new category of 60 plus people and those between 45-60 with comorbidities will open at 9am on Monday using the Co-Win 2.0 portal (www.cowin.gov.in) or through other IT applications. So far, around 1.42 crore doses of the vaccines have been administered among health and frontline workers since the launch of … Read more

State, districts required to pre-register COVID-19 Vaccination Centres on Co-WIN2.0

States and districts will be required to pre-register COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) on the Co-WIN2.0 portal before the registration is opened for people above 60 years and those aged 45 and above with co-morbidities so that the list of CVCs is available to the citizens, the Union Health Ministry said. The registration begins from March … Read more

Govt: Co-Win software robust, can handle 50 lakh vaccinations a day – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Amid concerns about software glitches in Co-Win, the government said the software is robust and the issues are related to data in specific states like Maharashtra. “There are no software-related glitches. The platform is robust to handle much more traffic than it is getting right now,” R S Sharma, Chief Executive of National … Read more