India’s vaccine registration portal crashes minutes after opening to all adults
The website is back online but appointments only seem to be open for people older than 45.
ToplineIndia’s Covid-19 vaccine registration portal crashed less than five minutes after it opened registration to all Indians above the age of 18, with many users complaining about glitches and incomplete registrations, highlighting the challenges the country’s expanded vaccination drive will likely face amid a mounting crisis.
BMC medical staff administer Covid-19 vaccines to beneficiaries at in Mumbai, India. The country... [+]will expand its vaccination drive to include all adults starting May 1.Hindustan Times via Getty ImagesKey FactsThe federal government’s “Co-Win” portal opened up to all adults in India on Wednesday afternoon but users started seeing a ‘504 – Gateway Time-out’ error page just minutes later, preventing them from signing up.
Many users who managed to open the website or app complained that they were not able to complete their verification process as the system failed to send them a text message with the required one-time password.The official Twitter handle of the government’s Covid-19 app headtopics.com
respondedto mounting complaints on Twitter by issuing a statement that the portal was working now and it had been affected by a “minor glitch” that has been fixed.While people are now able to register an account on the platform they say all available appointments are only open to people over the age of 45—for whom vaccinations have been open since the beginning of April.
Citing government sources, Indian news channel NDTVthe portal was receiving almost 2.7 million hits per minute.TangentThe expanded vaccine registration process has been mired in chaos all day as the government silently delayed its launch,Medianama. Registrations opened at 4 p.m. local time Wednesday even though the original plan was to launch it at midnight.
Key BackgroundEarlier this month, the Indian government announced plans to expand its vaccine rollout to cover all adults starting May 1. India is in the midst of a deadly second wave of the pandemic and it has consistently reported on average over 300,000 daily new cases for the past week, higher than any other country. On Wednesday, the country
the grim milestone of 200,000 recorded deaths but several experts agree that this number is likely a massive undercount. Read more: Forbes »
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