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Guidance doc COWIN 2.0 MOHFW website.docx 1 Guidance note for COWIN 2.0 1. Background: To reduce the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, India started the COVID-19 vaccination programme on 16 th January 2021 targeting 30 crore beneficiaries based on priority groups identified by NEGVAC. A detailed guideline for planning (including training, logistics & vaccine management), implementation, tracking and management of AEFIs, monitoring and evaluation of the COVID vaccination programme at the National, State and District level was released on 28 th Dec 2020 ( ). One of the key aspects of the COVID Vaccination programme in India has been the roll out of COWIN portal. COWIN is an end to end solution that has utilities for the entire public health system from national up to the vaccinator level. The COWIN 1.0 system allowed for creation of users (admins, supervisors, vaccinators), registration of beneficiaries (bulk upload and individual registration), facilities/planning unit and session sites followed by planning and scheduling sessions and implementation of vaccination process. As on 24 th February 2021, more than 1.23 crore (~1.09 crore 1 st dose and ~14 lakh 2 nd dose) doses have already administered through more than 263,000 session at more than 45,000 sites targeting the health care workers and frontline workers. In accordance with the prioritization as guided by the NEGVAC, the next phase of vaccination is due for citizens of age appropriate categories, including initially the people above 60 years of age and those aged from 45 years to 60 years and have the co- morbidities. To augment and simplify the process of registration vaccination, the MoHFW is coming with COWIN 2.0, based on the feedbacks received during the implementation of Phase 1 of Covid-19 vaccination drive. 2. Purpose of document: This guidance note is intended to specify the underlying principles that guide the design of COWIN 2.0, for vaccination of eligible citizens. This document also defines key roles, responsibilities, and SOPs for various modules of COWIN2.0. The document also highlights the key features/modules and relevant of the COWIN 2.0 intended to be used by programme manages at the state/district and facility level. Further guidance will also be issued from time to time whenever necessary. 3. Terms and their meaning: a. Eligible Beneficiary – Following persons are eligible for coverage –
Guidance doc COWIN 2.0 MOHFW website.docx 2 A. All Health Care Workers and Frontline Workers as specified by the MoHFW. B. All citizens that are aged, or will attain the age of, 60 years or more as on 1 st January 2022. C. All such citizens that are aged, or will attain the age of, 45 years to 59 years as on 1 st January 2022, and have any of the specified comorbidities, which have been recommended by National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) and approved by Government of India from time to time, subject to certification to that effect by a Registered

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