CoWIN now has function for rescheduling of vaccination periods


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oi-Vicky Nanjappa

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New Delhi, June 01: Authorities of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs in the direction of vaccinating all folks aged 18 years and above with precedence being given to the Healthcare and Frontline Employees. CoWIN has been developed as a platform to handle vaccinations throughout the nation.

CoWIN now has feature for rescheduling of vaccination sessions

There have been some media experiences suggesting that even a profitable reserving on the CoWIN platform for a vaccination slot doesn’t guarantee certainly one of a Covid-19 vaccine jab. These experiences are baseless and incorrect, not supported by full data on the matter.

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Co-WIN platform facilitates registration (in each on-line & on-site modes), scheduling of appointments, vaccination & certification of beneficiary throughout COVID-19 vaccination course of, the Ministry of Well being mentioned.

Availability of slots on Co-WIN Portal relies on the vaccination schedule printed by District Immunisation Officer (DIO)/Session website in-charge which in flip relies upon upon availability of vaccines.

States/UTs have been suggested that they need to publish vaccination slots primarily based on the supply of vaccines. The Union Authorities has additionally instructed all States/UTs to present choice to beneficiaries with on-line appointments than to on-site registrations.

It was observed that in some circumstances the DIOs had been publishing a session after which in case vaccines had been briefly provide, the DIOs used to cancel such periods or return the beneficiaries. This undoubtedly brought about inconvenience to such beneficiaries who booked their appointments for such vaccination centres/ periods.

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To take away this drawback, CoWIN has now offered the function for rescheduling of vaccination periods in order that the DIO doesn’t must cancel the periods. Provision has additionally been made that pre-booked appointments for a session, additionally get rescheduled when a session is rescheduled.

In such circumstances now the beneficiary shall not have taken a recent appointment. The beneficiaries shall additionally obtain an SMS informing them about rescheduling of their session. The system nonetheless offers the choice of rescheduling/ cancellation of an appointment to the beneficiaries.

Story first printed: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 11:59 [IST]

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