The much anticipated COVID-19 vaccination mega drive is going to commence on January 16 in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be rolling out the vaccine to 3,006 cities at 10:30 AM.
Along with this PM will be launching a mobile app called ‘CoWIN’ and it will be used by the citizens to self-register themselves for the vaccine.
Apart from that, the government has also launched a 24×7 call centre, which users can approach by dialling 1075 from their mobile phone or landline.
The government has announced that the CoWIN app will be initially limited to the healthcare workers as it will help them to feed some data and receive sufficient information about the vaccination.
The Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday announced that CoWIN app’s self-registration module will be released soon and it is mandatory to register with the app for the vaccination process.
He said on Twitter that, It is mandatory for beneficiaries to be registered on the CoWIN platform to receive Covid-19 vaccine.
The QR code-based vaccination certificate will only be generated for Covid-19 vaccine beneficiaries who are registered on the CoWIN platform.
The health minister informed that the self-registration process is yet to start so citizens should remain wary of fraudulent apps and added, be wary of any fraudulent apps with similar names that may exist on different platforms.
Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network, the CoWIN app will provide real-time information on vaccine stocks, their storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The various features, the CoWIN app includes automated session allocation. One of the authentication methods would be to use of Aadhaar to prevent malpractice.