India’s largest vaccination drive started on 16 January, which has now reached phase 2 of the vaccination. After the vaccination of frontline workers, the turn has come for people aged above 60 years and people suffering from co-morbidities of age above 45 years.
To get the dose of covid vaccine, beneficiaries need to follow certain guidelines. It includes registration of beneficiaries on the official portal of Co-WIN. Eligible people for the phase 2 vaccination reported a glitch in the Co-Win application. The Health Ministry has come forward and clarified that people need to register themselves on the Co-Win portal, not in application.
The registration for the eligible people started on 1 March, at 9:00 AM on www.cowin.gov.in. The eligibility for the phase 2 vaccination drive includes the following categories:
- Citizens who have achieved or will achieve the age of 60 years as of January 1, 2021.
- People who have attained the age of 45 years or will attain as on 1 January 2021 and suffering from co-morbidities as specified by the Ministry of Health.
The glitch was reported by the people on Twitter. According to reports, they faced issues in submitting OTPs and not receiving OTPs on their registered mobile number. This came as an obstacle to the self-registration process.
Today PM Narendra Modi took his first jab and led the foundation for phase 2. People have to register themselves on the portal in order to receive the vaccine. They also need to follow step by step process for the registration. Around 10000 vaccination centers have been opened. Along with this 20000 private centers are also opened with a minimum charge of Rs.250 per dose.
The Health Ministry cleared the air through a tweet specifying the validity of the Co-Win app. The ministry informed that the application listed on the play store can only be accessed by the administrators. They mentioned that only the Co-Win portal for vaccination, not the app.