The outbreak of Covid-19 has set off a chain of negative effects across the world. From putting people out of jobs to leaving them in life-threatening conditions, Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the lives of millions. However, vaccination campaigns are allowing people to start getting back to their normal life.
There are several Covid-19 vaccines available in Pakistan and the government has made it mandatory for all citizens to get inoculated. Soon, Pakistani people will not be able to access services and facilities like travel and outdoor dining if they’re not vaccinated. People will soon be required to show proof of vaccination in the form of their NADRA-issued Covid-19 vaccination certificates. In order to make this process easier, the government of Pakistan has unveiled a new “Covid-19 Vaccination Pass App,” which will make it easier for citizens to carry their Covid-19 certificates.
How to use ‘COVID-19 Vaccination Pass App
Getting vaccinated is the first step towards protecting yourself against the deadly virus, especially since the fourth wave has increased the number of positive cases. The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has collaborated with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to develop a “Covid-19 Vaccination Pass App” that will allow people to directly download their NADRA-issued Covid-19 vaccination certificate on their smartphones, without any hassle. It’s available on both android and iOS.
The application only allows those to download the certificates who have already applied for and received their vaccination certificates from NADRA. The certificate that the government is providing has a scannable QR code through which the certificate can be verified.
It requires very little effort to acquire your vaccination certificate through the application. All you need to do is follow these steps.
Steps to acquire COVID-19 Vaccination certificate
Step 1: Go to the playstore on your smartphone and download Pak Covid-19 Vaccination Pass App.
Step 2: Give your CNIC number and Covid-19 vaccine certificate number in the required box and submit.
Step 3: Your certificate will be in PDF format available to download.
The application not only allows users to save their certificates on their phones but also acts as an official proof of Covid-19 vaccination. The government has already sped up the process of vaccinating people because of the deadline that NCOC has provided to use different public facilities. All those not vaccinated will have to give up their right to use these facilities until they get their dozes.
Benefits of Vaccination Certificate
The Government of Pakistan has made the vaccine available for everyone in the country free of cost. It has increased its efforts to get the maximum population vaccinated before the end of the year. Soon, as announced by NCOC, only vaccinated individuals will be able to access facilities and services like travel, education, employment and retail.
Let’s explore the benefits of vaccination:
- Vaccination will protect you against the adverse effects of the virus
- To promote the health and safety of people above everything, major employers in the country have made it mandatory for every employee to get vaccinated. For this purpose, some employers have also carried out a vaccination drive inside their facilities to facilitate their workforce.
- The NCOC has announced vaccination to be mandatory for air travel after September 10, 2021
- Most of the indoor dining centres are only allowing those who have got their vaccinations and demand proof
- Those who are planning to travel by train will also be required to have vaccination certificates post October 1, 2021
It is in the best interest of people to get themselves vaccinated as early as possible. To facilitate the public and get them fully vaccinated early, the government has also reduced the time period between doses from 42 days to 28 days. The decision to reduce the between two doses was made after consulting with the Ministry of Health and medical experts, as reported by a leading newspaper.