TECH UPDATE : Cowin : Cowin portal introduced API, who has got the vaccine and who has not, information will be available immediately
The Cowin portal has launched a new Application Programming Interface (API) named Know Your Customer/Client Vaccination Status or KYC-VS. With the help of this, it can be found immediately in railway, mall or any hotel whether someone has taken the vaccine or not. Let us inform you that 72 crore people have been vaccinated so far in the vaccination which started on 16 February.
To use this new API of Covin, people will have to enter their mobile number and name and after that, an OTP will come which will verify the vaccination. At this time it is more important for an institution than the certificate of vaccine whether a person has got the vaccine or not. In such a situation, this API will prove to be effective.
With this help, railways, hotels, and airlines can know the vaccination status of passengers who are booking tickets or booking a room in the hotel. This API will prove to be very helpful during hotel check-in.
Let us inform you that Kovin is already issuing Digital Verification Certificates for proof of vaccination of people. This certificate can be saved in a digital device, saved in DG Locker, or can be printed and kept. Now gradually the offices are opening, in such a situation it is very important for the companies to know whether their employees have taken the vaccine or not. In this case, this API will be of great help.