- The process of obtaining a COVID vaccine certificate has been simplified.
- Certificates can now be obtained over WhatsApp.
- The vaccination certificate can also be acquired through the CoWIN portal.
Citizens who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can now acquire their vaccination certificate via WhatsApp in seconds, according to the office of Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
Currently, people can log onto the CoWIN portal to obtain their vaccination certificate.
On Sunday, the office of Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted informing about the new update, “Revolutionizing common man’s life using technology! Now get #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.”
Revolutionising common man's life using technology!— Office of Mansukh Mandaviya (@OfficeOf_MM) August 8, 2021
Now get #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 a Covid vaccination certificate via WhatsApp:
Save the phone number: +91 9013151515
Type the message ‘covid certificate’ on WhatsApp and send it to the number above
Enter OTP; and
Download the vaccination certificate
Shashi Tharoor, a senior Congress leader who has been criticising government’s Covid handling, complimented it for deciding to send vaccination certificates over WhatsApp.
“I’ve always acknowledged and praised the government when it merits it. As a critic of Cowin, let me say they’ve done something terrific, Tharoor tweeted. “Send a WhatsApp message ‘download certificate’ to 9013151515, receive OTP and get your vaccination certificate back by WhatsApp. Simple and fast!”
I’ve always acknowledged & praised the Government when it merits it. As a critic of #Cowin, let me say they’ve done something terrific. Send a @WhatsApp message “download certificate” to 90131 51515, receive OTP & get your vaccination certificate back by @WhatsApp. Simple&fast!— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 8, 2021
At 7 a.m., a provisional report was released. On Sunday, the country has received 50,68,10,492 Covid vaccine doses over 58,51,292 sessions, with 55,91,657 doses administered every day.
Earlier, the coronavirus immunisation certificate could be obtained via Co-WIN Website or the Arogya Setu/Umang Mobile App. After the first dose, a provisional certificate is issued, and a final certificate is issued after the second dose.