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Get Covid jab certificate on WhatsApp ‘within seconds’

As a critic of #Cowin, let me say they've done something terrific: Shashi Tharoor on the move
The move will thereby make it easier for individuals to get certificates from CoWIN vaccination portal, which often suffers from technical glitches.

Our Bureau, PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 08.08.21, 06:27 PM

Covid-19 jab seekers will no longer need to log on to CoWin portal to download their vaccination certificate. Thanks to the Union Health Ministry’s move Covid vaccination certificate can now be obtained using WhatsApp within seconds.

The significant move comes at a time many states have been demanding for a jab certificate for inter-state travel. Similar proof for vaccination is also sought as by people hosting events. The move will thereby make it easier for individuals to get certificates from CoWIN vaccination portal, which often suffers from technical glitches.

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According to a NDTV report, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, maintained that those keen on downloading the certificate would need to send a WhatsApp message to a number, following which it would receive it.

“Revolutionising common man's life using technology! Now get #COVID19 vaccination certificate through MyGov Corona Helpdesk in 3 easy steps. Save contact number: +91 9013151515. Type & send ‘covid certificate’ on WhatsApp. Enter OTP. Get your certificate in seconds,” the Health Minister’s office tweeted.

According to the report, many who have tried using the procedure got incorrect results. Few complained that the date mentioned for both the doses were the same. While a few were informed that they were yet to be vaccinated despite having received both doses.

The ministry’s latest move as been appreciated by all, across the political aisle.

Thiruvananthapuram MP and senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor described the process as ‘simple and fast’ mentioned the report.

“I've always acknowledged & praised the Government when it merits it. As a critic of #Cowin, let me say they've done something terrific. Send a @WhatsApp message "download certificate" to 90131 51515, receive OTP & get your vaccination certificate back by @WhatsApp. Simple&fast!,” tweeted.



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