CoWIN can now be used to verify an individual's Covid-19 vaccination status
This will help citizens who may not have the vaccine certificate available in digital or paper form
A new feature has been enabled on the CoWIN digital platform to enable veficication of a citizen’s vaccination status.
The service can be utilized by a service provider for facilitating a service requested by the citizen.
The “Know Your Vaccination Status” can
be used as per the authorised rights of the verifying entity by Co-WIN/MoHFW.
This can be used for verifying a person’s COVID vaccination status without revealing the beneficiary’s protected health data, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.
The service could be utilized by a service provider (private entities like travel agencies, offices, employers, entertainment agencies etc or government agencies like IRCTC, Govt offices etc.) for facilitating a service requested by the citizen.
The service is being built to help citizens who may not have the vaccine certificate available in digital or paper form for availing a requested service and can support the service provider to verify the vaccination status/vaccination digital record of the citizen as per the authorized permission of the requesting entity.
Some of the advantages of using this service are:
* The service helps in verifying the vaccination status of individuals. The vaccination status can be fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or not vaccinated.
* The service can be utilised by travel agencies and help making travel safe for individuals by allowing travel only for vaccinated individuals.
* Employers can use this service to verify vaccination status of employees and resume the functions in offices, workplaces etc.
* This service will help in resuming and catalysing the economic activities in country.