By the end of 2019, the world was in complete chaos, and the reason behind this was COVID-19 (coronavirus). Originating from China, this virus quickly spread all across the globe. By the end of January 2020, the virus was spread all around the globe and was declared an international health emergency. By the end of December 2020, the virus became uncontrollable, killing more than 1.8 Million people worldwide.

But after one year of hardship and experimentation, the vaccination for COVID-19 was invented, and soon enough, every country developed its vaccines and made them readily available to the public. For example, the government made its official covid vaccination portal known as Cowin in India. COWIN is a web portal that allows every citizen of India to book their slots for covid vaccination easily.

Protect Yourself Against Covid: Covid Vaccination

By the beginning of 2021, Covid Vaccination camps were set up in different parts of the country. People seem to understand the importance of Covid Vaccination, and after seeing the widespread massacre, everyone is concerned about their health and well-being. Covid Vaccination is essential because it's the only way to end Covind-19 worldwide. The deadly virus has no 100% approved cure, which means that it can't be cured, but it can surely be prevented with the help of a vaccine. India has launched two covid 19 vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, but they are scientifically approved and effectively increase the immunity of the human body.

Therefore, if you want to protect yourself and your close ones from Covid-19, then make sure to get vaccinated. Cowin is the official portal of India that allows people to book their slots for the covid vaccine easily. Here, we will tell you how you can get vaccination on COWIN and protect yourself from covid.

Step-by-step Procedure On Cowin Vaccination

Currently, 90% of adults in India have been completely vaccinated with two doses of vaccine, but if you are not one of them, hurry up and get your covid vaccination now. All you need to do is follow the simple steps mentioned below:-

Book Slot

Step 1- This step is elementary; all you need to do is open the COWIN portal. You can do so just by simply searching "Cowin. Gov. in'' or "www.cowin gov. in" in your web browser.

Step 2-After reaching the official portal, you need to select the dose (1st dose, 2nd dose, or booster dose) for which you want to book the slot. Cowin portal allows you to choose your preferred vaccine; you will get two options, Covaxin and Covishield.

Step 3- Choose any you prefer; you only need to remember whether you choose Covishield or Covaxin; both doses should be of the same vaccine. For example, if you have already taken the 1st dose of Covishield, then the 2nd and booster doses should be of Covishield too.

Step 4- After selecting your dose and vaccine, you need to fill in some necessary details, and your slot will be booked.

Download Certificate

You will be eligible to download a Covind-19 vaccination certificate even after getting the 1st dose of your vaccine. However, the doses you have taken will be mentioned in your certificate, so it's better and preferred to download your covid certificate after successfully getting both doses of your vaccine.

Step 1- You must open the Cowin portal after successfully vaccinating.

Step 2- Enter your mobile number, name, and other essential details like your Aadhaar card, pan card, or passport (whichever you used to book your slot).Step 3- After getting access to your certificate in the portal, you simply have to click on the "covid certificate download" icon to successfully download it on your device. You can also use Aarogya to download, but a COWIN certificate is preferred.

Link Passport

You can link your passport with your Covid-19 vaccination certificate in the Cowin portal by following some lengthy yet simple steps:-

Step 1- Open the official portal of Cowin by using the link.

Step 2- Hit the "Sign in/ registration" button. After doing so, you will reach the registration page.

Step 3- Enter your correct mobile number on the registration page and click on the icon "Get OTP."

Step 4- Fill in the six-digit OTP you have received on your device. Now hit the "Verify & Proceed" icon to move further.

Step 5- After being verified, you will reach the page where you have to click on the "Raise an Issue" button.

Step 6- Now, after your screen displays multiple options, select the option which says "Add Passport Details"

Step 7- Press the "Submit a request" icon to successfully submit your request to link your passport to your vaccine certificate.

Step 8-  After some time, if all the information provided by you is up to the mark, your request will be approved.

Phone Number Change

Changing your phone number on the covid vaccination certificate is a simple and short procedure. After successfully taking both or at least the first dose of your covid vaccine, you can get access to your vaccination certificate and can change your details, like your phone number. All you need to do is:-

Step 1- Open the official COWIN portal, and reach the registration page. You can get the page by visiting Cowin gov in your browser.

Step 2- Download your covid vaccine certificate using your old mobile phone number.

Step 3- Enter your new mobile number into the panel, click on the icon "send OTP," and wait for your OTP to arrive.

Step 4- After getting verified through your OTP, download your covid vaccination certificate with your new number mentioned on it.


Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself against the deadly virus of Covid-19. It has become easier to get vaccinated by using the Cowin portal. You can book your slot, download your certificate and even link your passport with the vaccination certificate. All you need to do is follow some simple steps in the article. After taking both or at least the 1st dose of your vaccine, it becomes easier to access and download your vaccine certificate and even change your phone number if needed. So, get vaccinated today!


How to change my mobile number in COWIN?

Changing your phone number in the COWIN portal will change your phone number in your COWIN registration and covid certificate. If you want to link your new mobile number to your covid certificate, you must follow some quick and easy steps.

Step 1: First, open the official COWIN portal using the abovementioned methods.

Step 2: Use your old mobile number (already linked to your certificate) to download your covid vaccine certificate. The methods to do so are also mentioned above.

Step 3: Now enter your new mobile number (the one which you are currently using) into the registration panel and wait for the OTP to arrive.

Step 4: After successfully entering your new phone number in the COWIN registration panel, you must undergo a minor authentication procedure to verify your number. After you authenticate, your unique number will get linked to your covid vaccination certificate.

How to download a Vaccination Certificate from COWIN?

Downloading a vaccination certificate is relatively easy as the government has designed its portals and apps so everyone can easily book and download vaccination slots.

To download your vaccination certificate, you can use apps like Aarogya Setu, Eka Care, and the official Cowin portal. However, you first need to open any of these sites/apps (Cowin is preferred) and then put your details like Phone number, name, and other information from the documents you used earlier to book vaccine slots for yourself.

The procedure of downloading the Covid-19 Vaccination certificate using the Cowin portal or visiting www.cowin gov. in is already mentioned above for reference.

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