Amid reports of fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates being sold, the Centre has now developed portals to help people verify and authenticate their coronavirus vaccine certificates. Earlier, according to CheckPoint research, it was reported that fake covid vaccine certificates were being sold around Rs 6,000 apiece.
Here's how to verify the COVID-19 vaccine certificate:
If the certificate is not genuine, the message will read 'Certificate Invalid'
Offline verification through third-party verifier app
Here's how to do verify the certificate offline:
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started on February 2. In the next phase, people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified comorbid conditions were eligible for COVID-19 vaccination from March 1.
The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1. The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.
The cumulative number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide inoculation drive has exceeded 88.34 crore.
First Published: IST