India’s COVID-19 vaccination program will take a 2-day break this weekend to facilitate transition of Co-Win digital platform to Co-Win 2.0, as the country prepares to expand its vaccination drive for senior citizens and those aged 45 plus with co-morbidities.
“On this Saturday and Sunday (27th and 28th Feb), the Co-Win digital platform will be transitioning from Co-Win1.0 to Co-Win 2.0. In view of this, COVID 19 Vaccination sessions will not be scheduled during these two days. The states and UTs have been already informed about this transition,” the ministry of health and family welfare said. Also Read: India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive: Second phase to start from March 01 for senior citizens and those with co-morbidities
Co-Win platform, which has been used to fix vaccination appointments and to keep immunization records, faced minor glitches in its initial phase, which were later resolved.
Last month a government official told Reuters that software changes would eliminate any glaring weaknesses when the campaign expands from Monday (March 1) to cover people aged 60 and those over 45 who suffer medical conditions.Authorities estimate it could handle as many as 10 million vaccinations a day, up from an average of 300,000 now. Also Read: Researchers at IIT Hyderabad predict lifetime of SARS-CoV-2 droplets in different environmental conditions