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How to Make Correction in Covid Vaccine Certificate?

Making corrections in your COVID vaccine certificate involves a straightforward process, ensuring accurate documentation of your vaccination details for official and travel purposes.

  • 28 Nov 2023
  • 3 min read

COVID-19 made a significant impact, but the Indian government acted fast, putting in measures like social distancing and a well-executed vaccine rollout. In just a year, they reached over 90% vaccination, a considerable achievement given the vast population and the challenges of remote living.


The CoWIN app streamlined COVID-19 vaccination documentation, providing certificates as proof of access to public places, offices, and travel. It allowed combining initial, follow-up, and booster doses into one certificate.


Accurate details on your COVID-19 vaccine certificate are crucial. Errors can make it invalid and hinder travel, especially internationally. Keep reading to discover how to make corrections in the covid vaccine certificate.


Steps to get a correction in covid vaccine certificate

Follow these simple steps to make the necessary rectifications.

  • Head over to the CoWIN website and hit that sign-in button if you’ve got a profile. (Remember, registration is for first-timers only!)
  • Use your mobile number to sign in, and ensure it’s the one you used during registration.
  • After selecting “sign-in,” you’ll receive an OTP on that number to validate your profile. Enter the OTP in the designated field to finish the sign-in process.
  • Click on “Raise an issue” and sort out your problem by choosing the correct option from the list.
  • You can request corrections for personal information such as name, age, gender, photo ID, mobile number, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, or Passport Number, as well as create a final vaccination certificate by merging multiple dose certificates.
  • You can update your COVID-19 vaccine certificate with Passport details to facilitate international travel.
  • You can report a number or member you don’t recognise in your CoWIN account.
  • To correct information on your CoWIN certificate, go to “Raise an issue” and choose certificate correction. Remember, you can only make corrections once, so be careful.
  • After updating, double-check for errors, as further changes won’t be possible.


Use government-approved apps like Arogya Setu, Umang, or DigiLocker for vaccine certificate edits. The process is consistent across these apps.

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Spotting and correcting errors in your vaccine certificate is crucial as it can affect your travel within and outside India, impacting your mobility. The Indian government has made rectifying vaccine certificates online incredibly convenient and time-efficient. The process is simple and usually takes just a few minutes. You’ll find step-by-step instructions on the CoWIN portal. Once you complete the modification, your old certificate will get automatically replaced with a new, revised one in your profile.

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