The Indian government has officially opened the COVID-19 vaccine registration for people between the age of 18 years and 44-years. The registration began at 4PM today, April 28, but unfortunately people are unable to register for COVID-19 vaccine via the CoWIN website. Also Read - COVID-19 vaccine certificate: How to verify your certificate on CoWIN portal
The portal shows “server issues” when one tries to login. Also Read - Now you can check COVID-19 vaccine availability on Google Maps: Here's how
Not only that, OTP is being delayed and once the six digit OTP is entered in the given space on the website, the CoWIN portal shows server issues. Also Read - Best high tech face masks you can buy: Philips Fresh Air Mask, Kenneth Cole Smart Mask and more
The website, “CoWIN server is facing issues. Please try later.”
There are also times when the cowin.gov.in website doesn’t open at all and shows 504 Gateway Time-out error after a few minutes.
Meanwhile, hashtags like #CoWINdown, #crashed, #OTPs, among others are trending on Twitter in India.
People waiting to register for COVID vaccine have taken to microblogging site Twitter to complain about the issue they are facing in the registration process. Well, the demand for vaccine is to be blamed for the server issues. Here’s what Twitter users are saying, take a look:
— Raviteja (@smart_grt) April 28, 2021
And not to anyone’s surprise. If the app cannot handle the registrations, imagine how the centres will manage supply and management against the demand.. #cowinregistration #CoWin #cowinportal #18plusvaccination #LargestVaccineDrive pic.twitter.com/9Sg2q4grgm
— Tejas Baranwal (@BaranwalTejas) April 28, 2021
#CoWin is down as expected. 😖😖
— Manco (@pillimeow) April 28, 2021
— Sourav Sinha (@sourav_sinha) April 28, 2021
After all the takkal booking like effort to register a slot for vaccination in #CoWin portal @ 4 pm..
I understand that no one between 18 to 45 can get vaccinated atleast for 1st and 2nd of May @sumanthraman@DrSenthil_MDRD pic.twitter.com/IEZbRLBWu1
— GeeDee (@alert6mugam) April 28, 2021
COWIN has crashed. Shocking. Didn’t see this coming at all.
— Ankur Pathak (@aktalkies) April 28, 2021
Cowin OTPs : pic.twitter.com/RYCm3NWNPh
— Kumar Vishwasghat 🏹 (@RoflVishwas_) April 28, 2021
You have a better chance of registering for vaccine if you hit & try ALL 6-number combinations as OTP on Cowin rather than waiting for the actual OTP.
— वरुण 🇮🇳 (@varungrover) April 28, 2021