Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)
Co-win now allows for correcting errors in vaccine certificates
New citizen friendly feature on #COWIN. Now correct the errors in vaccination certificate yourself.
NEW DELHI Beneficiaries can now correct mistakes in their Covid vaccination certificates via the CO-WIN digital platform.
A newly added feature on the portal allows beneficiaries to correct their name, year of birth, and gender etc., 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, there was no option to make changes in the certificate in case of an inadvertent error.
CO-WIN platform is the backbone of Covid-19 vaccine delivery management system in the country as the beneficiaries in the general population need to register on it, and also log in for booking an appointment.
The process is digitally controlled at the moment, and each entry gets registered in the system.