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CoWIN Introduces 4-Digit Security Code for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

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CoWIN Introduces 4-Digit Security Code

Highlights:

  • CoWIN Introduces 4-Digit Security Code feature.
  • The feature is being rolled out for users who have booked their vaccination slot online.
  • The security code reduces errors in the generation of vaccination certificates.

To make the vaccination slot booking experience seamless and secure, CoWIN Introduces the 4-Digit Security Code feature.  The CoWIN vaccination portal was reportedly showing many people to be vaccinated just by booking a slot at a center.

The new CoWIN four-digit security code aims to reduce erroneously generated vaccination certificates and prevent scammers and fraudsters looking to misguide users for financial gains away.

When you book an online vaccination slot, you will be handed over a four-digit code. Before you take the vaccine, the vaccinator will ask for the code which will then be entered into the CoWin system to record the correct vaccination status.

How to Book Covid-19 Vaccine Slot??

With this new update, the entire vaccination process now works as follows:

  1. Head to the CoWIN website or the vaccination section in the Aarogya Setu app.
  2. Here, register your mobile number by entering your contact and a subsequent OTP. If you have already done this before, sign in.
  3. Once signed in, select your residence state, and district.
  4. If you know of a vaccination center near you and its exact PIN code, you can narrow down the process by searching via PIN code as well.
  5. Here, you will be shown all vaccination centers near you, and slots available in them.
  6. Click on any green slot of preference, select a time slot and the selected center and confirm your booking.
  7. Once confirmed, you will be issued a four-digit security code and sent to your SMS inbox.
  8. The next day, at the vaccination center, produce this security code to validate your booking.
  9. Once vaccinated, login to CoWIN with your phone number again and download your vaccination certificate.

The ministry advised the citizens must carry a digital or physical copy of their appointment slip and the registered mobile phone with appointment confirmation SMS so that the security code can be furnished for easy completion of the vaccination recording process.

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