The Drug Control General of India (DCGI) clearance for restricted emergency use has been approved for two Covid-19 vaccines. For the first step of vaccination, the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech are ready to supply vaccines that will include frontline staff followed by individuals over 50 years of age. The central government has launched an application called Co-WINN for a further vaccination process (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Work).
On December 23, 2020, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad declared a call to improve the Co-Win scheme, which will be a digitised forum for the country’s roll-out of the vaccine. For the top two contestants, Prasad also declared a cash reward of Rs 40 lakh and Rs 20 lakh, respectively.
Availability of Co-Win app
First of all, the Co-Win app is not yet available and it will not work if you have downloaded any app from the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store. You should refrain from uploading or allowing them access to your personal data from such applications.
The request is currently in the pre-product process. It has the data of health officials who are going to collect the vaccine first in line. Over 75 health officials from Lakh have already registered for it.
How to Sign Up
At present, average citizens are unable to register for the forthcoming coronavirus pandemic vaccine, as only officials have access to it for now. It will have four modules once the software is up and running, such as the user administrator module, beneficiary registration, vaccination and beneficiary recognition, and status update.
The Co-WIN app or website will have three registration options once it is online, including self-registration, individual registration, and bulk upload. It has not yet disclosed the logistics of it. Perhaps the government can arrange camps where individuals can go and will get them registered for the vaccine by officials. Moreover, it would also be possible for surveyors and district managers to register several beneficiaries.
Required records and costs
In order to register, people would need to upload a photo identifier. It can be an Aadhar Card, a PAN Card, a driving licence, and others. Dr. Harshvardhan, Minister of Health of the Union, declared that the vaccine would be free for frontline workers. The cost to the public in general has not yet been announced.