CoWIN has now started displaying badges showing fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated status on users’ profiles on the portal. Furthermore, the Government of India is also taking the Covid platform global by making the COVID-19 tracking portal an open-source software. The platform was showcased at the CoWIN Global Conclave in July and 142 countries had reportedly shown an interest in acquiring it. The platform not only tracks vaccinations in real time, it also tracks any wastage of the vaccines.
National Health Authority CEO Dr. RS Sharma, CEO tweeted that will start showing fully/ partially vaccinated badges — appearing as a shield — along with a user’s COVID-19 vaccination status. The vaccination badge feature is now being rolled out on a national scale, and Gadgets 360 was independently able to verify the shield for multiple users on CoWIN on Web.
The shield will appear when you log in to cowin.gov.in and sign in with your registered mobile number.
Separately, during the Global Conclave in July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that CoWIN would be made an open-source platform and will be offered to any and every country that needs it for their inoculation drives. Now, a tweet by the Prime Minister’s Office mentions that the government has offered the CoWIN platform for free to the entire world by making it an open-source platform.