NEW DELHI ;
TO FURTHER facilitate access to vaccination for persons with disability, the Government has decided to include the Unique Disability Identification (UDID) card in the list of prescribed photo ID documents for COVID vaccination and the necessary provisions for the same are being made and would be available in CoWIN shortly, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The Ministry has advised the States and Union Territories to widely publicise the use of the UDID card as a permissible photo ID for accessing COVID vaccination.
The Centre has been supporting the efforts of the States under the “whole of Government” approach for ensuring a smooth and effective vaccination drive since January 16. It has developed the CoWIN digital platform to streamline the process of vaccination for various categories of beneficiaries across the country. CoWIN provides technological backbone to effectively roll out and scale up the mechanism for the COVID vaccine distribution system, the Ministry said in a statement. It has been the Centre’s constant endeavour to streamline the vaccination process for its universalisation. Against the backdrop, the Health Ministry wrote to the States on Monday to include the UDID card as a photo ID while registering on CoWIN 2.0.