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To minimise vax wastage, on-site registration for 18-44 years enabled by Central Govt
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To minimise vax wastage, on-site registration for 18-44 years enabled by Central Govt
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New Delhi, May 24 (TIWN) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday initiated on-site Registration in addition to online appointment for 18-44 years age group now on CoWIN, the service is only enabled only for Government Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) to minimise vaccine wastage and to facilitate those without internet reach.

The ministry said the reason behind it to provide maximum vaccination as in case of sessions exclusively organised with online slots, towards the end of the day, some doses may still be left unutilised in case the online appointee beneficiaries do not turn up on day of vaccination due to any reason. In such cases, on-site registration of a few beneficiaries may be necessary to minimise the vaccine wastage. 

Although CoWIN provides for features such as registration of up to 4 beneficiaries with a mobile number, facilitates registration and appointments through applications, such as ArogyaSetu and Umang and through the Common Service Centres, people requiring facilitated cohort’s facility and those without access to internet or smart phones or mobile phones may still have limited access for vaccination.  Therefore, the feature for on-site registration and appointment is now being enabled for 18-44 years age group on CoWIN.

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