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The COVID vaccine certificate is a guaranteed proof issued by the Government that a person has received COVID-19 vaccine. The people who are fully or partially vaccinated have to carry the certificate for various reasons, including travel allowance, medical care, etc.

Currently, there are different types of certificates being issued, i.e., for the First Dose, Second Dose, Precautionary (Booster) Dose, and a consolidated certificate for all doses, whether you’ve received Covishield or Covaxin. If you have received 1st dose, 2nd dose, Booster dose or all doses, you can download the vaccine certificate here.

Covid-19 Vaccination Statistics

Total Vaccination Doses

Dose 1

Dose 2

Precaution Dose

Vaccination Today
Partially Vaccinated Today

Fully Vaccinated Today

15-17 Vaccinations Today

60+ Vaccinations Today

Precautionary Doses Today

*Figures displayed are provisional and are subject to change

Importance of COVID Vaccination Certificate [CoWIN Certificate]

  • Proof of COVID vaccination [1st dose, 2nd dose, and the booster dose].
  • Specific information about Covishield or Covaxin doses received.
  • May use the certificate as proof to enter public places, including shopping malls


  • Just log in with the registered mobile number to access your Vaccination certificate.
  • 24x7 access to your CoWIN vaccination certificate.
  • Maintain a record of vaccine certificates for all your family members.



    Take the first step to create safer and efficient digital health records for you and your family.


    It’s imperative to get yourself vaccinated. Book your vaccination slot near you now.
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Since the introduction of COVID-19 vaccine, the Indian Government has laid great emphasis on administering the vaccine to the residents. More than 169 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country overall, including the first, second, and precautionary doses. Among the adult population, around 72% are fully vaccinated, and 94% people have recieved at least one dose.

Besides Covishield and Covaxin, a new vaccine- Sputnik V (manufactured and licensed by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories) has also come to light that may potentially provide protection against all COVID-19 variants.

Phase 1 of Vaccination

The first phase of COVID-19 vaccination started in the first quarter of 2021 which approved the distribution of the vaccine across the 30 million health workers who were directly dealing with COVID patients and the frontline workers, including paramilitary forces, police, sanitation workers, and disaster management volunteers.

Phase 2 of Vaccination

The second phase of vaccination covered the residents who were over the age of 60, between the age 45 to 60, the residents with one or more qualifying comorbidities, and the healthcare/frontline workers who didn’t receive a dose in the phase 1. In the second phase, over 111 million vaccine doses were distributed

Phase 3 of Vaccination

Moving on to the third phase, the citizens above the age of 15-18 also became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Currently, around 52% of children between the age group of 15-18 are inoculated with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Covid-19 Vaccination Guidelines For Children In India

Vaccination is an important part of the COVID prevention and elimination process. While earlier only adults were eligible for COVID vaccinations, now WHO, in association with UNICEF and FDA, has approved vaccination for children as well. Here are a few important facts you should know if you want your child vaccinated:
  • The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has approved COVID vaccination in children between the ages of 15-18 years from 3rd Jan 2022 with Covaxin vaccines only.
  • Children between the ages of 12-14 years of age are eligible for COVID vaccination through the CorbeVax vaccination only.
  • All children between 12-18 years of age, i.e., everyone born in the year 2010 or before, are eligible for Co-WIN registration for vaccination.
  • Vaccination will only be provided to children who are over the age of 12 on the date of the vaccination.
  • Children can register for vaccination using existing accounts or make new accounts with a unique mobile number.
  • Appointments for vaccination can be booked online or as walk-in appointments at the vaccination centers.

COVID-19 Booster Dose Eligibility Criteria

Guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination booster dose availability and eligibility in India are:
  • Booster doses for COVID-19 vaccinations are available for all frontline medical workers and senior citizens above the age of 60 years suffering from comorbidities.
  • Children between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age are also eligible for COVID vaccinations.
  • The vaccination recipient should have proof of vaccination for both required doses before getting a booster dose.
  • There should be a six-month gap between the date of the second dose of the vaccine and the booster dose.
  • Pre-registration is not necessary before getting a booster dose and the person can avail walk-in appointment for vaccination.
  • When visiting a vaccination center, the person should be carrying a valid identity proof like their Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving License, etc. for Co-WIN registration.
  • The booster dose is available at all government vaccination centers free of cost. However, the cost of booster doses at private centers depends on the center itself.

Frequently asked questions

1. From where can I download the CoWIN vaccine certificate for 1st, 2nd, or Booster dose?

Whether you want to download the vaccine certificate for 1st dose, 2nd dose, or the Booster dose, it can be downloaded from the official Cowin website, Aarogya Setu app, Umang app, Digilocker app, and Pristyn Care’s app and official portal. 

The status of the vaccine is updated instantly on the government portal and you also receive the respective notification on the registered mobile number. Thus, the latest vaccination information will be available within the certificate.

2. How to download the CoWIN vaccine certificate using the mobile number?

Irrespective of the doses you have received, you can download the vaccination certificate from the official CoWIN portal, Aarogya Setu app, Digilocker app, Umang app, Pristyn Care app, and the official portal as well. In all cases, you will have to follow similar instructions to download the COVID vaccine certificate in a printable format. 

The steps you have to follow are given below- 

  • Visit the portal of your choice.
  • Enter your registered mobile number. 
  • You will receive an OTP. 
  • Enter the OTP on the portal and it will show your vaccination status along with the “Download” button. 

Once you click the Download button, a copy of the provisional CoWIN certificate will be downloaded on your device.

3. How to download the COVID vaccination certificate using the Pristyn Care app or portal?

You can use Pristyn Care’s official CoWIN page as well as the dedicated app to download the vaccination certificate. 

If you are using the portal, follow the steps below- 

  • Enter your mobile number and tap on the “Submit” button. 
  • Provide the OTP sent for verification. 
  • The vaccination status will be displayed along with the “Download” option. 
  • Tap on “Download” to save a copy of the provisional vaccine certificate. 


If you are using the Pristyn Care app, follow the steps below- 

  • Download and install the app from Play Store/App Store. 
  • Login using any number that you currently use. 
  • Once you enter the app interface, you will see the “CoWIN Certificate” option. 
  • Click on the option and provide the registered mobile number when prompted. 
  • Press “Continue” and enter the OTP sent to the registered number and the app will fetch the vaccination information. 
  • You can “View/Download” the certificate as well as share it.

4. How to download the COVID vaccine certificate using the CoWIN website?

To download the vaccination certificate from the official CoWIN website, you will have to follow the steps below- 

  • Open the site and sign in using the registered mobile number. 
  • An OTP will be sent on the number. Enter the OTP for verification. 
  • The updated information about the vaccine will be displayed on the screen. 
  • The certificate of 1st dose, 2nd dose, and the booster/precautionary dose will be available separately. You can also download the consolidated certificate for the vaccinations. 
  • Open the certificate you want to download and it will be saved on your device.

5. How to download the COVID-19 vaccine certificate from Aarogya Setu app?

The Aarogya Setu app has a simple and easy method to download the COVID-19 vaccine certificate- 

  • Download and install the Aarogya Setu app on your device from the Play Store/App Store. 
  • Sign in using your registered mobile number.
  • Select the CoWIN tab and choose the Vaccine Certificate option from the menu. 
  • Provide your 13-digit beneficial reference ID and tap on the “Get Certificate” button. 
  • The vaccine certificate QR code will open up along with the “Download PDF” option.
  • Press the download button and the vaccine certificate will be downloaded on your device.

6. How to download the CoWIN vaccination certificate from the UMANG app?

You have to follow the steps below to download CoWIN certificate using the UMANG app-

  • Install the app from Play Store or App Store. 
  • Sign in and find the “What’s new” section. 
  • Click on the CoWIN option and choose “download vaccine certificate.”
  • Enter the registered mobile number. An OTP will be sent to the number for verification. 
  • Enter the OTP for confirmation and the certificate will be displayed. 
  • Click on the Download button to get a copy of the certificate on your device.

7. How to download the vaccination certificate from the Digilocker app?

To download  the vaccine certificate with the help of Digilocker app, follow the steps below- 

  • Download and install the app on your device directly from the Play Store/App Store. 
  • You will have to go through the registration process of the Digilocker app. 
  • Once you enter the app interface, click on the Central Govt tab and find the “Ministry of Family Health & Welfare” (MoFHW) option. 
  • Select the “Vaccine Certified” option and click on “Vaccine Certificate.”
  • The app will ask the 13-digit beneficiary reference ID number. Enter the reference ID, tick the consent column, and press the “Get Document” button. 
  • The certificate will appear and you will get the option to download it in PDF, XML, OR JSON format.

8. Why is the need to download the COVID vaccine certificate?

Most of the state authorities have made it mandatory to show the vaccine certificate of the doses before giving people permission to travel or enter public places. It is required as a safety measure as the certificate is the evidence that a person is vaccinated and has minimal risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus. That’s why it is crucial to download the vaccination certificate and keep a copy of it 24×7.

9. How to verify a vaccine certificate?

The CoWIN vaccine certificate has a QR code in it which is used to verify the authenticity of the certificate. The verification can be done online through the CoWIN portal by following the steps below- 

  • Visit the official website link- and click on the “Scan QR code” button. 
  • A notification will appear on the screen that will ask you to activate the device’s camera. 
  • Point the camera to scan the QR code. Make sure that the QR code is within the camera frame. 

Note– If the camera is unable to read the QR code, the device will show a notification- “Camera is not able to read the QR code, please try again.”

  • When the camera successfully verifies the code, the respective information of the vaccination status will appear on the screen. Attributes like name, age, gender, certificate ID, beneficiary reference ID, vaccine name, date of 1st & 2nd dose, vaccination status, etc. will be displayed on the screen. 

In case the certificate is not genuine, the device will show “Certificate Invalid” on the screen. The verification can also be done through the CoWIN app.

10. Is it mandatory to have a vaccine certificate for international travel?

No. Carrying the COVID vaccine certificate is not mandatory for international travel or domestic travel. However, if you are traveling to a country where the authorities verify the vaccination status of the traveler, you may be obliged to carry the vaccine certificate.