Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday announced that people will now be able to get their Covid-19 vaccination certificates on WhatsApp within just seconds.
According to the steps enlisted by Mandaviya on Twitter, save contact number +91 9013151515; type and send 'Covid certificate' on WhatsApp; and enter the OTP.
"Revolutionising common man's life using technology! Now get COVID-19 vaccination certificate through MyGov Corona Helpdesk in 3 easy steps.
Save contact number: +91 9013151515; Type & send 'covid certificate' on WhatsApp. Enter OTP. Get your certificate in seconds," Mandaviya tweeted.
Cumulatively, 50,68,10,492 Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country through 58,51,292 sessions, according to a provisional report till 7 am on Sunday, with 55,91,657 doses being given in a day.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated. The vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for those over 60 years and aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.
India threw open the vaccination drive for all people aged above 45 from April 1.
The government further expanded the vaccination drive to cover everyone above the age of 18 from May 1.