Indians can now get their Covid-19 vaccination certificate through WhatsApp in just a few seconds, the office of Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted on Sunday.
If anybody wants to obtain their vaccination certificate, can send a WhatsApp message reading the covid certificate to +91 9013151515.
“Revolutionising 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,” the tweet from the office reads.
Steps to get COVID-19 vaccination certificate
– Save the contact number +91 9013151515
– Send Covid Certificate On WhatsApp to the above-mentioned contact number
– Enter the OTP to get and download your certificate
Congress MP Tharoor praises new method to get vaccination certificate
Congress MP from Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor has appreciated the new and easy step taken by the government for procuring the vaccination certificate in his tweet.
He added that the new process is fast compared to the earlier procedure of obtaining certificates.
“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. Send a WhatsApp message ‘download certificate’ to 9013151515, receive OTP and get your vaccination certificate back by WhatsApp. Simple and fast!” Tharoor tweeted.
New Steps compared with earlier process for getting vaccination certificate
Earlier, people had to download the certificate via a link from the Co-Win portal or Arogya Setu/Umang app sent to them after the jab. Provisional certificates had to be downloaded tediously after the first dose. People could avail the final certificates after the second dose. The weblink for the certificate used to be available in the text message sent after vaccination and successful uploading of vaccination status in Co-WIN.
At times people did not get their links on time due to a fault in updation status in the Co-Win portal. However, now people can follow three simple steps to avail their vaccination certificate and avoid waiting to receive the link after vaccination. This process is needlessly more comprehensive and less cumbersome.
Covid-19 vaccination drive in India
India has administered around 50.87 crore vaccine jabs to date. The country gave approximately 16.12 lakh doses yesterday, according to the data in the government portal.
Vaccinating Indians was initiated on 16 January. The health workers received the first dose. The government had announced vaccination of the frontline workers began on 2 February.
The vaccination drive will go on until each Indian is vaccinated and efforts are taken to increase the production of vaccines and speed up the drive, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said while visiting a vaccination center in Vizag city.