If you are one lucky Indian, you must have got your first or both jab of COVID-19 vaccine. Once you get your first or both dose. You will be ask to download your COVID-19 vaccine certificate from CoWIN portal or Umang app or Aarogya Setu app. This vaccine certificate is an official proof that you have been vaccinated. With the vaccination done, there is a very less chance of you getting infected with the COVID-19 vaccine. Also Read: Google provides COVID-19 vaccine information in Search App
Stop Posting COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate:
These days there exist a class of people, who love posting anything or everything on social media. Be it Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or may be WhatsApp. If you falls under same class then stop doing this in case of COVID-19 vaccination. If you have got vaccine, then you must have download your vaccine certificate. Also, you must have recently shared your COVID-19 vaccination certificate on your social media. Then you must stop doing this and remove your certificate immediately from social media. There is a news that Government of India is warning everyone who are posting their vaccine certificate online.
— Cyber Dost (@Cyberdost) May 25, 2021
Indian Government warns citizens:
The Indian Government is warning all the Indian citizens, not to post their COVID-19 vaccine certificate online. This is because the vaccine certificate contains several personal details. These details may include the name, date of birth, vaccine details, age, gender and much more. In this case, the Government of India is correct. This is because sharing your vaccine certificate on public platform can lead to many consequences. The certificate contains so many crucial details that can be easily misuse by any fraudster.
In addition to this, the Cybersecurity department also took on Twitter. They posted a warning notice for everyone on Twitter. In this notice, the Cybersecurity wing urged users not to post their COVID-19 vaccine certificate online on any public platform. The tweet quotes “Covid-19 vaccination certificate contains your name and other personal details. Avoid sharing your vaccination certificate on social media platforms as it may be misused by cyber fraudsters to defraud you.” Keep in mind, this tweet comes from the Twitter handle of CyberDost, which is handle and maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Government of India.
To recall, after the first dose of vaccine. The Government of India issues a provisional COVID-19 vaccine certificate. This certificate includes all the important details such as date of second dose, name, age and much more. The final and official vaccine certificate will be issue only after the second dose. To download this COVID-19 vaccine certificate, one can access the CoWIN portal. On CoWIN portal enter your RMN (Registered Mobile Number) which will be follow by an OTP. After entering the OTP, you will get an option to download your vaccine certificate.