Vaccination is being emphasized to get protected against coronavirus. Having a vaccination certificate is as important as having a vaccine shot, as it has become necessary to carry the vaccination certificate in many places including academic institutions (which are planning to reopen), tourist places, interstate & international travel. While traveling it is must to carry a vaccination certificate or a report of RT-PCR negative or both (subject to local rules). In a recent update, the process to get the vaccine certificate has been made easier and time-saving.
On Sunday Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed the nation about the revolutionary decision of the Indian Government. The office of the Union Health Minister tweeted, "Revolutionising common man's life using technology! Now get the COVID19 vaccination certificate through MyGov Corona Helpdesk in 3 easy steps. Save contact number: +91 9013151515. Type & send 'covid certificate' on WhatsApp Enter OTP. Get your certificate in seconds."
How to get your certificate: step by step
1. save +91 9013151515 this number into your contact
2. type ‘covid certificate’ and send it to the above number
3. enter the OTP sent to your registered contact number
This number is the WhatsApp chatbot launched by the central government last year to spread awareness about the deadly COVID-19 and restrict the spread of misinformation & panic related to the Corona Virus. The government has come up with many features from time to time from information on the virus to vaccination & testing.
The government is moving towards Digital India.
The government of India was emphasizing digital India for a very long time promoting digital transactions, digital forms, etc.., are some examples of the initiatives. But with the rise of COVID-19, digital working has seen a drastic rise. The digital video conference has been adopted by the government also. Earlier last month the government decided to let users link their vaccination certificate to their passport digitally via the CoWIN portal, the information was posted by the official Twitter handle of Aarogya Setu.
Mistakes in the Certificate can be corrected.
If you have got the vaccine and there is any mistake in the Vaccine Certificate, then you can correct it on the CoWIN Portal (cowin.gov.in). Mistakes like Name, date of birth, gender etc. are rectifiable. Correct the mistake made during registration on the portal and you can download the new certificate again.
However, the user can avail of this process only once.
Steps to avail the facility
1. Visit the Co-Win website http://cowin.gov.in.
2. Click on the 'Register/Sign Inself' option.
3. Enter your mobile number and enter the OTP received on your phone.
4. Click on the 'Raise an Issue' option appearing on the right side of your registered mobile number.
5. 'What is the issue?' Click on the 'Correction in Certificate' option
6. Select the box (Name, year of birth, gender) and enter the correct details.
7. Click on continue and submit the form.
India administered over 50cr vaccine doses
According to the report of the health ministry, the country has administered 50,62,18,296 Covid-19 vaccines till now. Around 1 crore cumulative doses have been administered to the 18-44 age group in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal has administered over 10 lakh beneficiaries of 18-44 age group.
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