CoWin system to introduce a brand new function of ‘4-digit security code’ from tomorrow

This new feature will be applicable only for citizens who have done an online booking for a vaccination slot.

CoWin system to introduce a brand new function of ‘4-digit security code’ from tomorrow

The CoWIN system is introducing a brand new function of “4 digit safety code" within the CoWIN utility from May 8.

After verification if the beneficiary has been discovered as eligible, earlier than administering the vaccine dose, the verifier/vaccinator will ask beneficiary about his/her 4 digit code after which enter the identical within the CoWIN system to appropriately document the vaccination standing.

The Ministry of well being in a launch mentioned that it has been observed in some cases that residents that had booked their appointment for Covid vaccination by way of the CoWIN portal, however didn't truly go for vaccination on the scheduled date, have obtained notification by way of SMS {that a} vaccine dose has been administered to them.

Upon examination, it has been discovered to happen largely on account of the Vaccinator wrongly marking the citizen as vaccinated, i.e. an occasion of a knowledge entry error by the vaccinator, the ministry mentioned.

Therefore, the ministry mentioned that so as to decrease such errors and the next inconvenience precipitated to the residents, this new is being launched.

About the brand new function:

-This new function shall be relevant just for residents who've performed an internet reserving for a vaccination slot.

-The “4-digit safety code" shall be printed within the appointment acknowledgement slip and won't be recognized to the vaccinator.

-The four-digit code will even be despatched within the affirmation SMS despatched to beneficiary after profitable reserving of appointment.

-The Appointment Acknowledgement slip can be saved and proven from the cellular.

The ministry mentioned that this can be certain that, for such residents who've booked an internet appointment, the information entries relating to vaccination standing of a citizen, are recorded appropriately and solely for many who guide on-line appointment and avail the providers on the heart the place they've booked the appointment.

The ministry issued the next advisory for residents:

-It is suggested that the residents should carry a replica (digital or bodily) of their appointment slip and/or the registered cell phone with appointment affirmation SMS, in order that the 4-digit safety code may be furnished for straightforward completion of vaccination recording course of.

-It can also be suggested that the safety code could also be furnished to verifier/vaccinator earlier than the vaccine dose has been administered. This is vital because the digital certificates could be generated after the vaccine dose administration.

-Citizen should present the safety code to the vaccinator because the digital certificates shall be generated solely after the vaccination document has been up to date with the safety code.

-Citizen ought to get a affirmation SMS after the method has been efficiently accomplished. The affirmation SMS signifies that the vaccination course of has been accomplished efficiently and the digital certificates has been generated. If one doesn't get the affirmation SMS, one ought to get in contact with the vaccinator/ vaccination heart in-charge.

Source: LiveMint