Citizens face issues in availability of slots and major technical glitches on the Co-WIN app as India kicks off its largest vaccination drive ever

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Citizens face issues in availability of slots and major technical glitches on the Co-WIN app as India kicks off its largest vaccination drive ever
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  • The country yesterday began the second drive of vaccination to inoculate a massive chunk of the population aged above 60 and above 45 with comorbidities.
  • Furious and worried citizens took to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to complain.
  • As per the latest data available from the ministry of health and family welfare, nearly 14 million doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered in India.
  • Apart from issues of slot availability, people also faced major technical glitches while signing up on the Co-WIN app.
  • Check out the latest news and updates on Business Insider.
Citizens around the country turned to the Co-WIN app, as India kicked off the second and the most extensive phase, yet, of the vaccination drive against Covid-19, and many of them were disappointed when they could not find vaccination slots at hospitals near them.

Furious and worried citizens took to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to complain. People on social media posted that they couldn’t find any slots on the Co-WIN app. However, when some of them visited the COVID-19 vaccination centre physically, they were vaccinated.


As per the latest data available from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, nearly 14 million doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered in India, so far.
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Yesterday, the country began to inoculate a massive chunk of the population aged above 60 and above 45 with comorbidities. In its largest vaccination drive ever, the government aims to reach around 27 crore people that are on the priority list for vaccination after the frontline workers.

The government had earlier launched the Co-WIN app to make the vaccination process smooth. It requires citizens to register themselves in order to find a slot for the nearest COVID-19 vaccination centre.

The story doesn’t end here. The app also faced major technical glitches.

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Also, technical glitches were being reported on the Co-WIN website and mobile application at the time of registration.

Many reported that they were either stuck with a warning that “Co-WIN server is facing issues. Please try later” or they did not receive an OTP (one-time-password) upon entering the mobile number.



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