*Update (7:42 PM, February 8): Vaccination certificates will be generated on the CoWIN platform, and Aarogya Setu will only allow users to download them, Abhishek Singh, CEO of MyGov confirmed to MediaNama via email. We had asked Singh how the integration of CoWIN into Aarogya Setu would work, and where the vaccine certificates will be stored: "Vaccination certificates will be generated by COWIN platform and Aarogya Setu will only enable authenticated users to download their own vaccination certificates. Aarogya Setu will not store any certificates" — Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov (emphasis added) Singh also confirmed that people will get to choose between Aarogya Setu and CoWIN to register for vaccine doses. Hence, the integration of both apps will have no effect on the opening up of CoWIN to the general public for registrations. "CoWIN registrations for general public will be as per the schedule to be decided by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. As per the policy, health workers and front line workers are getting the vaccines first," he said. Earlier: The Indian government has integrated the CoWIN vaccination system with Aarogya Setu, the contact tracing app launched at the start of the pandemic. Beneficiaries of the vaccine can download their "Vaccination Certificates" on the Aarogya Setu app. Per a tweet from the app's official handle, Aarogya Setu will soon allow beneficiaries to register for the vaccine. https://twitter.com/SetuAarogya/status/1358662882108469251?s=20 The CoWIN system, built around the eponymous app, is the backbone of the countrywide vaccination drive. Short for "COVID Vaccine…
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