How to Download Vaccination Certificate from coWIN

How to Download Vaccination Certificate from coWIN

Since the vaccination drive for COVID-19 has started in full swing, people in India are looking forward to getting their first jab without any delay. Amidst the brutal second wave of Covid-19, getting vaccinated seems the only safest option to curb the spread of this deadly virus.

Currently in India, there are two COVID-19 vaccines available:  Covishield, developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. At present, anyone above age 18 is eligible for getting the vaccine. 

How to Download Vaccination Certificate from coWIN

Once vaccinated, users receive a certificate from the government of India as a document of proof that a person has got vaccinated. The certificate includes a 13-digit beneficiary reference ID alongside details like name, age, gender, vaccine name, date of dose, next due date, vaccination centre/hospital name, and more. 

Here’s how you can download the certificate without any hassle. 

1. Download Vaccination Certificate From

Corona vaccine certificate can be easily downloaded via Being the official website for getting the jab in India, it is equipped with features that makes the registration of slots as well as the downloading process of certificates convenient. 

Here’s how to use for downloading vaccination certificate:

Step 1: Visit i.e. the official website of CoWin

Step 2: Next, click on the Sign In/Register button

Step 3: Now sign in using your registered mobile number by entering the one-time password or OTP received on that number.

Step 4: Once you logged in, you’ll see a Certificate tab under your name.

Step 5: Click on the download button to download a copy of your vaccination certificate.

2. Download Vaccination certificate from Aarogya Setu App

Aarogya Setu is designed to keep a track of corona positive patients around you through bluetooth and location-generated social graphs. The app even allows you to download your vaccination certificate. Here’s how:

Step 1: Open the Aarogya Setu app on your phone (If you haven’t already, then you can install the app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store).

Step 2: Next, sign In using your mobile number.

Step 3: Then click on the Vaccination tab at the top.

Step 4: Now enter the OTP sent to you on your registered mobile number.

Step 5: Right beside your name under the ‘Action’ Tab, you’ll see a certificate icon. Click on it to download your vaccination certificate.

3. Download Vaccination certificate Using Umang App

Umang App also facilitates users to download their vaccination certificate. You can easily download it by the following the instructions listed below:

Step 1: Download the UMANG application from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Step 2: After the application is installed, click on the CoWIN tab under ‘What’s New’ section.

Step 3: There, tap on the Download Vaccination Certificate.

Step 4: Now enter your mobile number and the OTP received in the dialogue box.

Step 5: Confirm the beneficiary name in the tab.

Step 6: Then click on Download to get the COVID-19 vaccine certificate.

4. Download Vaccination certificate Using Digilocker App

Alongside storing all your important documents like Aadhaar Card, a Driving License, and more, Digilocker App is linked to several government ministries like the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Meaning, you can download the COVID-19 vaccine certificate from this application.

Follow the steps below to download the certificate:

Step 1: Download the Digi-Locker application on your smartphone from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Step 2: Next, register yourself on the application by adding your name, date of birth, gender, mobile number, six digit security PIN, email ID and Aadhaar Number.

Step 3: Then go to the Central government tab. 

Step 4: Search for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Step 5: You will find the Vaccine Certificate option there.

Step 6: Lastly, enter the 13-digit reference ID and you’ll be able to download the COVID vaccine certificate.


How many days after Covid Can I take the vaccine?

Anyone who had caught Covid-19 should consider taking the vaccine after three months from the day of recovery.

How will I know if I am eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination?

As of May 1, 2021, every citizen of India above the age of 18 years is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.


As the certificate is aligned with the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), it stands to be a valid proof of document while traveling domestically as well as internationally. One more benefit of carrying the vaccination certificate along with you is that you don’t need to perform a RT-PCR every time you enter another state/country. 

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