Millions have registered themselves on the Co-WIN portal on Monday as India opened up vaccination for those over 60 years and within the age bracket of 45 to 59 years with specified comorbidities.
As the registration on the www.Cowin.Gov.In opened up at 9 am on Monday, people took to social media to flag glitches in the registration system.
The ministry in the afternoon also clarified that the Co-WIN app on Play Store is meant for use only by the administrators, and that registration and booking for appointment for COVID-19 vaccination has to be done through the portal www.Cowin.Gov.In. “Registration and booking for appointment for #COVID19 vaccination is to be done through #CoWIN Portal:www.Cowin.Gov.In.
“There is no #CoWIN App for beneficiary registration. The App on Play Store is for administrators only,” the ministry tweeted. Vaccines provided to beneficiaries at the government health facilities will be entirely free of cost, while private facilities cannot charge the beneficiary a sum above Rs 250 per person per dose (Rs 150 for vaccines and Rs 100 as operational charges). Citizens can register and book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal www.Cowin.Gov.In or through other IT applications such as Aarogya Setu.