Co-WIN: How Will Free Mobile App For COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Work??
New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has developed a mobile application, ‘Co-WIN’ to help the authorities in real-time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine delivery. The app will also be used to record data and help people register themselves for vaccination.
Announcing this at a press conference on Tuesday, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said ‘Co-WIN’ will play an important role in monitoring the entire vaccination process, ZeeNews reported.
“Co-WIN digital platform includes a free downloadable mobile application which can help record vaccine data. One can register themselves on it if they want the vaccine. There are five modules in Co-WIN app – administrator module, registration module, vaccination module, beneficiary acknowledgement module and report module,” he said.
Bhushan said the administrator module of ‘Co-Win’ is for the administrators who will be given the responsibility to conduct these vaccination sessions.
“Through these modules, they can create sessions and the respective vaccinators and managers will be notified,” he was quoted as saying.
How it will work?
- The registration module will be used by common people to get registered for vaccination. The app will upload bulk data on co-morbidity provided by local authorities.
- The vaccination module will help in verifying beneficiary details and update vaccination status. The beneficiary acknowledgement module will send an SMS to beneficiaries. This module will also be used to generate QR-based certificates after one gets vaccinated.
- The report module will prepare reports of how many vaccine sessions have been conducted, how many people have attended those, how many people have dropped out etc.
Co-WIN is an upgraded version of the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) and can be download for free.