COVID 19: DON’T LEAVE vaccination centre without receiving SMS – here’s why
COVID 19 Vaccine India Latest News: The COVID-19 vaccination is going on the country. The vaccination drive in the whole country from January 16, 2021, with Covaxin and Covishield. Now, here is an important piece of information on COVID-19 vaccination for the people, one must note that the most important step after vaccination of beneficiary is to update the status of vaccination on Co-WIN portal. The beneficiaries must check if they have received an SMS confirmation after administration of the vaccine dose before leaving the vaccination centre.
At present, the CoWIN portal facilitates registration for both online and on-site modes. It also schedules appointments of vaccination and issues the vaccination certification of beneficiary during COVID-19 vaccination process.
Even though the beneficiary is registered online or on-site in CoWIN, the most important step after vaccination of beneficiary is to update the status of vaccination in CoWIN on the day of vaccination itself in the vaccinator module. If it is not possible to update the status of vaccination on same day of dose administration, the data entry of that session can be done on next day till 5 PM in CoWIN portal.
One must also note that the web link for COVID-19 vaccination certificate is available in the SMS sent to beneficiary after vaccination after successful updation of vaccination status in Co-WIN. Now, it may happen that the beneficiary’s vaccination status has not been updated by the vaccinator at the time of vaccination which may lead to a person not getting a vaccination certificate from the CoWIN system.
In order to avoid such an issue, CoWIN system will soon provide features to remove such errors. However, citizens are also advised to check if they received the confirmation SMS post administration of a vaccine dose. The receipt of confirmation SMS denotes that the status has been updated by the vaccinator. The citizens are also advised to check the certificate through the link provided in the confirmation SMS or by logging in to the CoWIN portal. In case any errors are noticed in the certificate, the same should immediately be brought to the attention of the vaccinator, who can then rectify the error.
It must be noted that the COVID-19 vaccination certificate can also be downloaded from CoWIN Portal, or Arogya Setu/Umang Mobile Application. It can be downloaded after each dose, that is, provisional Certificate after first dose and final certificate after second dose.