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Co-WIN now allows rectifying errors in vaccine certificates

Beneficiaries can either get a hard copy from the vaccination centre they got their shot at, or download their QR-based certificate after first dose and on the completion of both the vaccine doses but there was no option to make changes in the certificate in case of an inadvertent error
By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 12:34 AM IST

Beneficiaries can now correct mistakes in their Covid vaccination certificates via the Co-WIN digital platform. A new feature on the portal allows beneficiaries to correct their name, year of birth, and gender on vaccination certificates by logging in to http://cowin.gov.in, and raising an issue.

“New citizen friendly feature on #CoWIN. Now correct the errors in vaccination certificate yourself,” tweeted Vikas Sheel, additional secretary, Union ministry of health and family welfare.

The Twitter handle of Aarogya Setu app said late on Tuesday: “Now you can make corrections to your name, year of birth and gender on your Cowin vaccination certificates if inadvertent errors have come in. Go to http://cowin.gov.in and Raise an Issue.”

Beneficiaries can either get a hard copy from the vaccination centre they got their shot at, or download their QR-based certificate after first dose and on the completion of both the vaccine doses. However, until now, there was no option to make changes in the certificate in case of an inadvertent error.

The Co-WIN platform is the backbone of Covid-19 vaccine delivery management system; beneficiaries need to register on it, and also log in for booking an appointment.

The digital platform has been modified from time to time to make it more user friendly for citizens wanting to take the shot.

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