FAQ: How to Download COVID Vaccination Certificate via Whatsapp?

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Citizens who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine can now get their vaccination certificate through WhatsApp, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya’s office announced on Sunday, 8 August.

This comes at a time when proof of vaccination has become an important thing to possess for inter-state travel and to enter other establishments.

What number do I have to text to get my vaccine certificate? Can I download my certificate if I've received a single dose? How do I rectify a mistake on my WhatsApp certificate? Here's everything we know.

How can I download my vaccination certificate via WhatsApp?

Here are the three simple steps you have to follow:

  • Save the contact number +919013151515

  • Type and send the message 'COVID Certificate' on WhatsApp

  • Enter OTP

  • Get your certificate in seconds


Can I download my certificate if I've received a single dose?

Yes, you can download your certificate through WhatsApp even if you're not fully vaccinated yet and have only received a single dose.

Do I have to text on WhatsApp from my registered mobile number?

Yes, you have to WhatsApp from your registered mobile number.

My entire family is registered on one person's number. How do I get the certificate?

If you have registered for more than more person, you can still download all the certificates by following the same procedure.

How do I rectify a mistake on my WhatsApp certificate?

Several people who tried the process have faced such issues where they received the certificate with the wrong names or the wrong dates.

However, you can only correct errors in the vaccine certificate via the official CoWIN website. It allows you to edit the certificate only once, so you need to be careful with that.

What are the other alternatives to download our vaccination certificate?

The COVID-19 vaccination certificate can also be downloaded from CoWIN Portal, or Aarogya Setu application. You can also use Umang mobile application to download your certificate.

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