Covin App to play key role in roll-out, help recipients, Health News, ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: The Covin App developed by the Centre will be a key part of India’s vaccine rollout as it will streamline data on Covid-19 vaccine procurement, distribution, circulation, storage and dose schedules besides also notifying the first set of vaccine recipients when their shots have been scheduled.

The app will enable authorities right down to the grassroots level to upload and access data on a real time basis and provide updates to those on the priority list on when their shots are scheduled and who will administer them. The app relies on technology to synthesise data from states and the Centre, including agencies like ICMR, health ministry and Ayushman Bharat.

The mobile app can be used by beneficiaries to check immunisation schedule, location and even details of their vaccinator. Once, both doses of the vaccine are administered, the app will also generate an immunisation certificate and provide the option of storing it in Digi-locker.

The app will enable digitise vaccine stocks at 28,000 storage centres across districts, facilitating monitoring storage temperatures by installation of temperature loggers, deploying vaccine and cold chain managers. The system will enable the government to track temperature variations at storage points and track the movement from a storage facility to a health centre or hospital for vaccination. It will also flag potential stock-out situation.

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