Vaccine Certificate Correction: We all know that on 16th January,2021, Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi launched the pan India COVID-19 vaccination drive. This drive was initiated to vaccinate all citizens of country above the age of 18 years. India has achieved the target of vaccinating the record number of individuals in the first year of drive only. The vaccination is now open for children of the age of 15 to 18 years also. A total of two doses of Covid vaccine is given to an individual. The gap between doses varies from 1-3 months depending on the type of vaccine taken.
An individual gets a Vaccine certificate on getting each shot. However, there might be a case that you find there is some error in your certificate. In today’s article, we will share complete information with you on how to correct mistakes in Covid Vaccine Certificate. Have a look at the correction procedure explained below.
Importance of Covid Vaccine Certificate
Vaccine certificate is a unique 13-digit beneficiary reference ID. It is issued first on taking the first shot of vaccine and the final certificate subsequent to second dose. Some vaccination centres have the facility of giving certificate at the centre only. Otherwise, you can download it yourself online also. This certificate is now an essential for undertaking foreign travels and also for travelling within India. In certain states, this document has become necessary for availing public transport facilities and visiting public places. You also need to submit it in your offices to join your work places.
Covid Vaccine Certificate Mistakes
Now that we know this vaccine certificate is no less than an official document now a days, it is important that the information on this certificate must be correct in all forms. However, if any information relating to you has been wrongly mentioned in your certificate, you must get it rectified. This mistake could relate to your name, Date of Birth, age in years and months, Aadhaar number etc. Government of India through its Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare Department has notified on how to get your vaccine certificate corrected on their official website ‘cowin.gov.in’ in case of errors.
How to correct your Covid Vaccine Certificate online
- Enter the official Cowin website address ‘cowin.gov.in’
- In the menu bar on the top, click on option ‘Support’ and then Certificate corrections
- You are directed to link ‘selfregistration.cowin.gov.in’
- Here, enter your registered mobile number that you that you have given in your vaccination records while getting vaccinated
- You will receive a One Time Password (OTP) on the number that you had registered and entered here
- Mention the OTP received, hit verify button, and then ‘proceed’
- Another page opens up. Here, you have the option ‘Raise an Issue’
- On clicking on this option, you get another option of ‘Certificate Correction’. Click on this link
- Here you a new page opens asking you ‘What is the Issue’.
- Choose the option that matches the reason of mistake in your vaccine certificate
- Here on this page, you can make corrections. You have the option to make changes in only two things out of name, Date Of Birth, Gender, and Photo Identification card number.
- Fill all the details that need correction carefully and submit
What is Cowin Vaccine Helpline Number
In case there are certain issues and you are unable to make the required corrections, you can contact the Covid Vaccination Correction Helpline Number – 104. Here, you can talk to the system representatives.
By following the above mentioned procedure, you can rectify any errors that have been made regarding your personal information in your vaccine certificate. Remember, you can edit the details only once, so update them once for all very carefully. Also, with this your previous certificate gets cancelled and the corrected one comes into existence.
We hope that this article had all the details to your questions on how to resolve the issue of mistakes in Covid Vaccine Certificate. For any more queries relating to this article, kindly write to us in the comment section below.