Published on: September 13, 2021



What : New application programming interface

By : CoWin

Details :

  • It is called ‘Know Your Customer’s or Client’s Vaccination Status’
  • Developed as an extra security layer in order to protect personal data before sharing it with any third-party verifying entity as and when required.

How vaccination status can be accessed:

  • In order to access the vaccination status of the person, his registered mobile number and name must be entered by the verifying entity in order to generate a one-time password or OTP.
  • This two-layer authentication will enable CoWin to quickly respond on the vaccination status.
  • It will show 0, if the person is not vaccinated
  • 1 if the person is partially vaccinated
  • 2 if the person is fully vaccinated.
  • Report on vaccination will be digitally signed and can be shared instantly by the verifying entity.

CoWin Portal

  • “Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network”
  • Developed by Indian government
  • For COVID-19 vaccination registration
  • Owned and operated by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Displays booking slots of COVID-19 vaccine in the nearby areas and can be booked through it
  • Integrated with the Aarogya Setu and UMANG Apps
  • Provides digitally verifiable certificate, which can be saved on a device or on Digi Locker, digitally.