Ever since the end of 2019, the world has succumbed to the ever growing Corona Virus, forcing the world into a complete, and then a partial lockdown to avoid massive losses! The lockdowns resulted in massive losses for industries all over the world, people went out of jobs, and the health risks are a little too many to be penned down. However, now, two years into COVID-19 being persistent, governments all over the world are taking precautionary measures in order to resume normal life, again. While social distancing, and disciplined time slots are becoming a part of our routines, one of the most effective, and compulsory precaution that the global medical world is taking is the administration of Covid-19 vaccines!
The Government of Pakistan has been actively setting up mass vaccination centers, and making relentless efforts to get the mass public vaccinated to ensure health and safety for the citizens of Pakistan. There are a lot of facilities and services that will be denied if a person cannot provide proof of vaccination in Pakistan. The process has been further simplified by the government, by launching a new “Covid-19 Vaccination Pass App” – so you no longer have to carry around your NADRA issued Covid vaccination certificate, but instead carry proof with you in your smartphones!
Let’s dive into details, and unveil what the app entails, and how it operates!
What is the COVID-19 Vaccination Pass App?
In light of recent developments across the globe, any public gathering such as dinning out at a restaurant, going to school or traveling anywhere in the world requires an individual to present with proof that they have been vaccinated. In order to simplify the process, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has launched the “Pak Covid-19 Vaccination Pass App” in collaboration with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
Instead of having to carry your vaccination card and certificate, the application has been introduced to make the process easier – you can now carry a digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate. With the help of the APP, Covid-19 Vaccination certificate can be easily downloaded on the user’s phone, by entering their National Identification Card’s (NIC) number. The application is available on both iOS and Android. The issued pass could then be used for domestic and international travel, public gatherings, and for various activities including visiting cinemas, or dining out.
How Do You Use the Covid-19 Vaccination Pass App?
The most recent fourth wave of COVID has left the country’s rate of positive cases multiplying tenfold. The first step to protecting ourselves from the rapidly spreading virus is to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Once you have been successfully vaccinated, the next step is to get a certificate issued against your vaccination card in order to provide you with proof that you have been inoculated. However, with the introduction of the Covid-19 Vaccination Pass App, all you have to do is download the app, and directly download your NADRA issued certificate to your smartphones.
Keep in mind that, these application only allows you to download an already issued certificate. In order to get a certificate issued, you will have to follow the procedure issued by NADRA, to get your vaccination certificate. The application leaves very little space for effort, in order to obtain a virtual vaccination certificate, all you have to do is follow these simple steps.
Steps to Acquire Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate
Step 1: Visit the play store application on your smartphones, search for the Covid-19 Vaccination Pass App, and press download
Step 2: Enter your CNIC number and COVID-19 vaccine certificate number in the given empty spaces.
Step 3: You will now see that your certificate has been transformed into a PDF, easily available for download!
Now, wasn’t that extremely easy? Now you have your vaccination certificate in your smartphone, no matter where you go, you no longer have to worry about losing the paperwork!
Use of the Vaccination Certificate/Pass
With immense amount of emphasis being put on the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine, the government has established various vaccine centers and has made the vaccine readily available for the general public. In addition to establishing centres, Government of Pakistan has also placed various restrictions for people who will not be vaccinated until a certain date.
So, if you’ve been wondering why is it necessary for you to get your Covid-19 vaccination certificate, and what use will it give you, we have a few reasons that may push you to get yours very soon!
- Making the vaccination certificate a mandatory document for possession promotes health, and lowers risk of the spread of the virus in office spaces, educational institutes, and private gatherings
- Restaurants that offer dine in will only entertain individuals that possess a vaccination certificate.
- If you plan on traveling by air whether internationally or locally, you will only be allowed to board a plane when you produce proof that you have been inoculated.
- Travel by train will also be restricted for those who are unable to show their vaccination certificate as of October 1st, 2021.
If you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, register yourself with the National Immunisation Management System and get your Covid-19 vaccine!
Now, that we have elaborately told you about the application, how to use it, and why do you need a vaccination certificate, we would like to wrap up this blog! For more updates on Covid-19, or other government led initiatives, keep following our blogs, visit our Facebook Page, and other social media handles!