The Govt of India has added a new feature to its CoWin platform that will help offices, cinema halls, hotels, restaurants, airports, train stations, and other public service providers to check and verify the vaccination status.
This new feature will keep off the need for a physical vaccination certificate.
To check the vaccination status of any individual first, they have to give his or her phone number along with their name, after which they will receive an OTP on their registered mobile number.
This will allow the third-party entity to check the vaccination status of the individual.
“A 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 authorized rights of the verifying entity by Co-WIN/MoHFW,” said the government of India in a statement.
The statement also added that “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.”
Here is how you can check the vaccination status of any individual:
Step 1: Go to the official CoWin website — cowin.gov.in
Step 2: On the homepage of the website, you will find the link of ‘Share Your Vaccination Status’ — click on that
Step 3: Now, enter the registered mobile number and name of the person whose vaccination status you want to check
Step 4: The person will receive an OTP on their registered mobile number. Ask them for the OTP and enter the same to check the vaccine status.
Even after looking at someone’s vaccination status, you still wish to wish to verify the same then go to ‘https://verify.cowin.gov.in/‘ website and scan the QR code given on the certificate.
The QR code can be scanned through your mobile’s camera or even from the webcam of your laptop.