The Centre on Wednesday announced a new update that will allow a person, who has taken COVID19 vaccine dose to correct any errors in name, year of birth on their CoWIN vaccination certificate.

To make the necessary corrections on the certificate, one should go to the CoWIN portal (cowin.gov.in) and sign into it using their registered mobile numbers.

After opening the portal, one should click the ‘Raise an Issue’ option and make the desired changes as necessary.

“Now you can make corrections to your name, year of birth and gender on your Cowin vaccination certificates if inadvertent errors have come in. Go to cowin.gov.in and Raise an Issue,” the official handle of the Aarogya Setu app tweeted on Wednesday.

The CoWIN vaccination certificates are used at the time of travel and helps in getting entry into several other premises.

Meanwhile, the Centre on Monday said those travelling abroad for education, jobs, or as part of the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympic Games, will have to get their CoWIN vaccination certificates linked to their passports.

To provide smooth access to Covid19 vaccination facilities for persons with disabilities, the Centre recently decided to include the Unique Disability Identification (UDID) Card in the list of prescribed Photo ID documents that are required for registration on the Co-WIN platform.

The 7 prescribed Photo IDs, which are required for registration on the CoWIN digital platform, include Aadhar card, driving license, PAN card, passport, pension passbook, NPR smart card and voter ID card.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced a new vaccine policy.

The policy will be implemented from June 21, which is the International Yoga Day.

The Centre said it will procure 75% of the Covid19 vaccines produced by various companies including the 25% currently assigned to states.

Private hospitals will continue to buy the remaining 25% of the Covid19 vaccines and vaccinate those people who want to get administered on payment.

In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Modi on Monday announced that Covid19 vaccines would be provided free of cost to all eligible people in the government-run institutions.

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