The CoWIN app — short for COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network — will use an Aadhaar-based authentication system for the eventual rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the CoWIN system will also allow for the creation of a Unique Digital Health ID for those being vaccinated. The Drugs Controller General of India had recently approved two COVID-19 vaccines, whose rollout is being planned by the government. The CoWIN system is expected to be key in rolling out the vaccines to healthcare and frontline workers, and eventually to the general population. The Health ministry envisions the CoWIN system as the answer to all logistical challenges of the vaccination rollout. Bhushan explained in a press briefing that the vaccines will be tracked from when the manufacturer transports them to "primary vaccine stores", then…
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