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India's COVID-19 Vaccination Drive To Be Halted For Two Days As CoWin App Gets Upgrade

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Soon after the upgrade, the app will be open to registration to all those above 60 years of age, and to those above 45 with co-morbidities

India's COVID-19 Vaccination Drive To Be Halted For Two Days As CoWin App Gets Upgrade

India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive will be suspended temporarily on February 27 and February 28, as the CoWIN application — the backbone of the government’s massive COVID19 immunisation effort — gets upgraded from version 1.0 to 2.0, the Health Ministry announced. 

The updated application will probably be open for registrations from Monday (March 1). The CoWIN app has been marred with several glitches over the past month, which has limited the immunisation process in several cities.

Soon after the upgrade, the app will be open to registration to all those above 60 years of age, and to those above 45 with co-morbidities. Eligible beneficiaries will be able to self-register themselves on the rebranded version of the app —CoWIN 2.0 — as well as Aarogya Setu, which was integrated with CoWIN functionalities earlier this month, the Ministry announced on Friday. It will also allow beneficiaries to choose their vaccination centre.

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