The government of the Indian state of Kerala announced that people who are going abroad after having been vaccinated in the state will be issued a new vaccination certificate now, which includes the batch number of the vaccine administered as well as the date of vaccination.
The government decided to issue new vaccination certificates to those going abroad, after it was pointed out that some countries were insisting on the inclusion of the vaccine’s batch number and date of vaccination in the certificate, a statement issued by the office of the Health Minister said.
The necessary update for enabling the same is being done in the eHealth portal. New certificates will be issued to those who have already received prior vaccination certificates if required.
Those who have received vaccination certificates from CoWin earlier, with the batch number and date of vaccination, should upload them to the portal. Those who have not received the vaccination certificate from CoWin should upload the certificate received from the vaccination site, the statement read.
Applicants can download the certificate later from the State government's portal. Those who are planning to take the vaccination for going abroad will get new vaccination certificates immediately.
After receiving the vaccine, the beneficiary will receive an SMS with the certificate number on the registered mobile number. They can then download the certificate from the portal.