The Union Well being Ministry in the present day clarified that the CoWIN app obtainable on Play Retailer was not meant to register for or e book Covid-19 vaccinations. That may be achieved solely via the portal. The app is supposed to be used solely by the directors, it stated.
— Ministry of Well being (@MoHFW_INDIA) March 1, 2021
Covid Vaccine Intelligence Community (CoWIN) is the platform developed by the federal government which can be used later to handle the inoculation drive.
The Centre’s clarification got here on a day India’s large Covid-19 vaccination drive entered its second part, specializing in individuals aged over 60 or these above 45 with sicknesses.
Round 27 crore persons are anticipated to be coated on this part – of which round 10 crore are these above 60, in keeping with the federal government.
Here is all you need to know in regards to the expanded drive, which was flagged of with Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself getting jabbed on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi.
Within the first part, which started on January 16, the Centre focused the vaccination of round three crore healthcare workers and frontline employees.
India has thus far accredited two vaccines for emergency use – Covishield (developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford College, and manufactured by the Serum Institute) and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
A 3rd – Russia’s Sputnik V – has additionally utilized for emergency use and this can be thought-about by a SEC (topic knowledgeable committee) in the present day. Sputnik V has an efficacy fee of 91.6 per cent, which is larger than Covishield’s 70 per cent. Covaxin’s efficacy has not but been confirmed.