New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Government of India has enabled a facility for service providers to know Covid vaccination status of a citizen. The new feature has been added to CoWIN, the Centre’s online portal which allows a beneficiary to register and book slots for vaccination against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
The Government of India said the new feature “Know Your Vaccination Status” has been enabled on the CoWIN digital platform. This will help to verify/retrieve a citizen’s vaccination status/details as per the authorised rights of the verifying entity by Co-WIN/MoHFW.
The service could be utilized by a service provider (private entities like travel agencies, offices, employers, entertainment agencies etc or government agencies like IRCTC, Govt offices etc.) for facilitating a service requested by the citizen, the Government of India added.
How to know Covid vaccination status of citizen
- One needs to go to cowin.gov.in, and then click on ‘Share Vaccination Status’ on the top bar or on the ‘Share Your Status’ button.
- Enter registered mobile number and full name of a citizen to get a one-time password (OTP).
- The 6-digit OTP should be entered within 180 seconds and finally, the vaccination status will be displayed on the screen in the form of a ‘shield,’ with ‘Fully Vaccinated’ or ‘Partially Vaccinated’ written on it.
- The status can be shared with friends and followers as well. The ‘shield’ also appears when an individual logs into his account on the CoWIN platform.
The Ministry of Health began CoWIN services on January 16 this year when the nationwide inoculation drive began.
CoWIN services are available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Assamese, Gujarati and Odia.