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New feature enabled on Co-WIN for service providers to check COVID vaccination status

ANI | Updated: Nov 20, 2021 20:36 IST

New Delhi [India], November 20 (ANI): The Co-WIN portal, Centre's online platform that allows people to book COVID-19 vaccination slots online, has now been enabled with a feature, 'Know Your Vaccination Status' that allows people and service providers to retrieve citizen's vaccination details.
The Centre in an official statement stated: "A new feature 'Know Your Vaccination Status' has been enabled on the CoWIN digital platform. This will help to verify/retrieve a citizen's vaccination status/details as per the authorised rights of the verifying entity by Co-WIN/MoHFW. 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."
As per the Centre, 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.
Listing the advantages of the feature, the Centre said, 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," read the statement.

To avail the feature, user needs to click on "Know Your Vaccination Status service" tab on Co-WIN home page. The Service Provider will then have to submit the beneficiary's full name and mobile number registered on Co-WIN. An OTP will be sent to beneficiary's registered mobile number after which the beneficiary is requested to provide the OTP to the service provider via a data entry screen in the beneficiary UI.
On successful mobile OTP authentication, Co-WIN will share back the vaccination status with vaccination event details and demographics. On registering the vaccination status request, Co-WIN will validate the request and send back a valid response, either 'not vaccinated', 'partially vaccinated', or 'fully vaccinated'.
The statement also said that the individual could also share graphics on Social Media of their vaccination status.
It further stated that the service offers verifying a person's COVID vaccination status without revealing beneficiary's protected health data
"This service may be enabled via open APIs or No-code webpage integration that Co-WIN has created for private/government service providers to retrieve a person's vaccination status via an authentication API/ No-code webpage integration with the following responses: Not vaccinated, Partially vaccinated and Fully Vaccinated," read the statement. (ANI)