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Everything you need to know about your Covid certificate


Since the pandemic began, the citizens of India and across the globe have placed significant importance on their health. These recent years have shown us the importance of having a fit body and an equally strong medical and healthcare ecosystem in place. These aspects, together, can greatly benefit the country and the world holistically. With the incessant growth of virus variants, it was essential to immunise as many people as possible to stop the fatality rate, if not the spread of the disease.

This was largely achieved through one of the biggest vaccination drives in the world yet! Many companies and researchers came forth and worked together as countries joined hands to vaccinate the people of their countries. Here is what you need to know about the covid certificate in India.

Importance of getting certified This certificate is issued by the government that qualifies as proof that a person has received their vaccination. You will receive one after your first dose of the vaccine you have taken, on which the window for your next dose will also be written. The administration of the second vaccine will give you a consolidated certificate of the name of the vaccine and the date of both doses. This certificate helps as it:

  • States the relevant information about the vaccination status
  • Maintains track of all the people who have received their vaccinations across India
  • It might be required in certain states, flights, malls, etc
  • It can get you avoid additional testing and quarantine, etc.

Documents you might need for certification – The covid certificate app will have all the necessary information about the documents you may need to carry for registration and while you get your vaccine shot. Any one of your valid photo IDs – Aadhar card, driving license, etc. will be a must. Along with that, you can check if any of the following would be relevant for you:

  • Comorbidity certificate issued by a licensed medical professional
  • Identification of proof of being an MLA, MP, MLC, etc
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Service identity cards
  • Healthcare professionals’ and frontline workers’ proof

Downloading the certificate – Certain steps can be followed when downloading your vaccination certificate on your phones or laptops. This certificate will also be available to you after your first dose. You can choose to keep a printed copy of this certificate if needed.

Step 1 – Enter your mobile number that is registered with your identification cards.

Step 2 – You will get an OTP. Enter the OTP on the portal.

Step 3 – The platform will display the current status of your vaccination, and you can click on the download button which will get the certificate on your phone.

This process can be done using different apps like – Aarogya Setu, CoWIN portal, Digilocker app, Umang app, etc. Each of these platforms will have slightly different steps to download the certificate, but all the instructions will be provided.

Vaccination for children – The vaccination drive for children has resulted in parents breathing a sigh of relief. Children between the ages of 15 to 18 years and then 12-14 years were able to get their vaccines in the fifth phase of the drive. This phase was initiated for these age groups in January and March 2022, respectively.

  • Ensuring that the child receiving the vaccine had reached the age of 12 years was entrusted to the vaccinator.
  • No vaccine will be available for registered users under the age of 12 at the time of the vaccination.
  • For children between the ages of 12-14, only CoWIN needs to be used to register for the child-specific vaccine.

Booster dose – This particular dose created a lot of debate in the early days of its launch. The official guidelines for the booster dose were for people who have been vaccinated but do not have a strong immune system – older citizens, people with comorbidities, etc. However, slowly, the booster dose became available for everyone eligible for it.

 The eligibility criteria would be written on the official website depending on if (or when) you last got COVID and/or the date of your second dose. You can register for the booster dose on any of the platforms mentioned above.

Knowing about the vaccinations and getting both your doses and certificate timely will come in handy at any stage in life. Since COVID has become a part of our lives, it is vital to take all the necessary precautions, especially the vaccine certificate.

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