On Co-WIN's New Update, Health Minister Cites "Convenience Of Beneficiaries"

In the recent update on the Co-WIN portal to receive COVID-19 vaccine, the health ministry said that up to six members can now register using a single mobile number.

On Co-WIN's New Update, Health Minister Cites 'Convenience Of Beneficiaries'

Co-WIN is a government web portal for COVID-19 vaccination registration (Representational)

New Delhi:

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said that for the "convenience of the COVID vaccine beneficiaries" two new features have been added to the Co-WIN portal.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Mandaviya said, "Two new features have been added on the COWIN portal for the convenience of the vaccine beneficiaries and the general public. Now 6 people will be able to register instead of 4 from one mobile number. Beneficiaries themselves can request for correction of vaccine status errors in the certificate."

In the recent update on the Co-WIN portal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the Union health ministry on Friday said that up to six members can now register using a single mobile number.

Co-WIN is a government web portal for COVID-19 vaccination registration, owned and operated by the country's health ministry.

The ministry, in a press release, said, "Instead of the existing limit of 4 members, now 6 members can be registered using one mobile number on Co-WIN."

As per the update, a new utility feature has been introduced to raise an issue in Co-WIN account through which a beneficiary can revoke its current vaccination status from fully vaccinated to partially vaccinated or unvaccinated status and also partially vaccinated to unvaccinated status.

"The vaccination status can be corrected by the beneficiaries, where in occasional isolated cases, the vaccination certificates are generated due to inadvertent data entry errors by the vaccinator in the updation of vaccination data of beneficiaries," the release informed.

The ministry also said that the changes may take three to seven days after submitting the online request through raising an issue utility.

"Such beneficiaries can get their due vaccine dose, maybe at nearest vaccination center, as per the existent standard guidelines once new vaccination status is successfully updated in the system," the ministry added.

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