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COVID-19 vaccine certificate: How to verify your certificate on CoWIN portal

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COVID-19 vaccine certificate: CoWIN portal has added a “verify certificate option”. If you have taken both vaccine doses and have the vaccine certificate, just head over to the CoWIN website to re-verify the certificate. Just follow the step below.

COVID-19 vaccine certificate: CoWIN has added a "verify certificate option" on the official website. If you have taken both vaccine doses and downloaded the vaccine certificate, just head over to the CoWIN portal to re-verify the certificate once. Also Read - COVID-19 vaccine certificate: How to verify your certificate on CoWIN portal

In recent times, several instances of usage of fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates have been reported. In such a scenario, verifying the vaccine certificates and details mentioned on them becomes even more crucial. You can simply follow the steps mentioned below to verify your vaccine certificate in 2 minutes. Also Read - Now you can check COVID-19 vaccine availability on Google Maps: Here's how

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How to verify COVID-19 vaccine certificate

Step 1: Head over to CoWIN portal or click here cowin.gov.in Also Read - Best high tech face masks you can buy: Philips Fresh Air Mask, Kenneth Cole Smart Mask and more

Step 2: On the home screen you will see the "verify vaccine certificate" option, click on it. You can simply click on this link: https://verify.cowin.gov.in/

Step 3: Next, click on "Scan QR" code

Step 4: Next a notification will prompt you to activate your mobile's camera

Step 5: Place the camera to the QR code shown at the bottom of the certificate and scan it

Step 6: Once the verification is completed, you will be shown "certificate successfully verified" with a green tick mark and details including name, age, gender, certificate ID, date of dose, vaccine name, vaccination at, and a few more.

Notably, an unverified vaccine certificate will receive a message stating, "certificate is invalid". There you will get the option to verify another certificate as well. So, try again.

Tips to keep in mind

--QR code should cover at least 70 -80 percent of your mobile screen

--QR code should be placed parallel to the camera

--Camera should be steady for at least 5 seconds.

In case your mobile camera is unable to read the QR code within 45 seconds, you will get a message stating -- "Camera is not able to read the QR code, please try again". Click on the try again button displayed on the screen to reverify. Start the process all over again.

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Published:Fri, September 24, 2021 6:12pm | Updated:Sat, September 25, 2021 12:44am

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