Reports of certificates not issued after vaccination incorrect, unfounded, health ministry says
The CoWIN platform facilitates registration, appointment scheduling, vaccination and certification of beneficiaries during the COVID-19 vaccination process, he said.
Even if a beneficiary is registered online or on site on CoWIN, the most important step after the person has received the vaccine is to update the status on the platform on the day of vaccination, he said. he declares.
If it is not possible to update the status on the same day, data entry for that session can be done the next day until 5 p.m. on the CoWIN portal, the ministry said in a statement.
This also increases the possibilities for entering immunization data the next day. This utility is provided to avoid the need to enter overdue immunization data, he said.
The web link for the COVID-19 vaccination certificate is available in the SMS sent to the beneficiary after the successful update of the vaccination status on CoWIN.
In addition, the Union government has also issued notices from time to time that vaccination certificates must be issued to all on the same day the dose is administered and before they leave the vaccination center, did he declare.
The COVID-19 vaccination certificate can also be downloaded from the CoWIN portal or the Arogya Setu / Umang mobile app. It can be downloaded after each dose (provisional certificate after the first dose and final certificate after the second dose), the ministry said.
“It is possible that the beneficiary’s vaccination status was not updated by the vaccinator at the time of vaccination, this can lead to a person not obtaining a vaccination certificate from the CoWIN system. To eliminate this problem, the CoWIN system will soon provide functionality to remove these errors, ”the ministry said.
However, citizens are also advised to check whether they have received the confirmation SMS after administering a dose of the vaccine, the ministry said.
Receipt of the confirmation SMS indicates that the status has been updated by the vaccinator. Citizens are also invited to verify the certificate via the link provided in the confirmation SMS or by logging into the CoWIN portal.
If any errors are found in the certificate, they should immediately be brought to the attention of the vaccinator, who can then correct them, the ministry said.
The central government has been supporting the efforts of states and UTs for an effective vaccination campaign under the “whole-of-government” approach since January 16 this year, the ministry said.
In order to streamline the availability of vaccine doses, the central government has been in constant contact with vaccine manufacturers and has opened up various purchasing options for states and UTs since May 1, he said.