As soon as COVID vaccinations became widely available across Pakistan, the Government of Pakistan arranged for a NADRA vaccination certificate to be issued to the recipients. It specified the type of vaccination administered and the date on which the last dose was received. The NADRA COVID vaccine registration process was also streamlined so that it could be done with ease.
Since the beginning of 2021, the Government of Pakistan has made vaccinations available to Pakistani citizens free of cost.
Immunisation certificates are being made by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) as part of the government’s effort to facilitate the acquisition of evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by those who have received all necessary doses.
In this step-by-step guide below, we will walk you through the process of obtaining a NADRA vaccination certificate.
What Is a NADRA Vaccination Certificate?
The certificate serves as the formal documentation that you have received COVID-19 vaccination.
Since 2021, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has launched several campaigns in Pakistan to vaccinate the population with the help of the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS).
People in every region of Pakistan have easy access to vaccination services provided via a network of predetermined vaccination centres located all over the country.
If you have not received your COVID-19 vaccination yet, learn about the COVID-19 vaccination guidelines and procedure and get your shot today.
Advantages of the NADRA Vaccination Certificate
Some of the significant benefits of a vaccination certificate are listed as follows:
- It maintains a record of the inhabitants of Pakistan who have received their vaccinations.
- It verifies the vaccination status of the beneficiaries and contains all relevant data.
Eligibility Criteria for the NADRA Vaccination Certificate
After providing vaccines to frontline healthcare workers in February 2021, the government of Pakistan extended its support to elderly citizens in March 2021.
This was followed by free vaccines being offered to the entire adult population of Pakistan in different areas from April 2021 onwards.
Currently, anyone aged 5 years or older can get vaccinated against COVID-19 by visiting any COVID-19 Vaccination Centre with their CNIC, Child Registration Certificate (CRC)/B-Form or passport.
Process of Obtaining NADRA Vaccination Certificate
The process of acquiring the certificate is hassle-free, and it can be done from any location with internet access. When a person has been immunised against COVID-19, they are eligible to receive a certificate from NADRA at the cost of Rs.100 only.
Methods of Obtaining a NADRA Vaccination Certificate
A vaccination certificate can be obtained in two different ways:
Method 1: Get your COVID-19 vaccination certificate online
Follow the steps below to get your vaccination certificate quickly and easily.
Step 1: Visit the website of the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS) after you have received the last dosage of your COVID-19 vaccination.
Step 2: Enter your CNIC number, the date on which your CNIC was issued, and the answer to the CAPTCHA question, and click the button at the bottom of the page to send in your request.
For children, enter the B-Form or Child Registration Certificate (CRC) number.
Step 3: You will be asked for further information regarding your identification, such as your passport number (if you have one) and other details. You will be presented with a dropdown menu from which you must select your citizenship status.
Step 4: You will be required to agree to the terms and conditions, after which you can click the ‘Accept & Continue’ button.
Step 5: To pay the charges of Rs. 100 required for downloading the certificate, you must enter the information on your credit or debit card. You can also make the payment via e-Sahulat, EasyPaisa, and Jazz Cash.
Step 6: A receipt of payment will appear on your screen at this point, which you can save and print if you wish. Then, click the ‘Continue’ button.
Step 7: Go over the information displayed at the end to check for any errors. You can move on to the next step after that by selecting the button on the page.
Step 8: To save a copy of your COVID-19 immunisation certificate, proceed to click on the ‘Download’ button.
Note: Afghan refugees can also receive their certificates by following the above-mentioned processes. They will be required to enter the number on their Proof of Registration (POR) card.
Method 2: Obtain a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 from the NADRA centre
You can also obtain a COVID-19 immunisation certificate by going to the nearest NADRA centre.
By entering your location on the website, you will be able to locate a NADRA centre in your area. You only need to go to the front desk and ask for a token before you wait in line to get your certificate.
Download the app for the PAK Covid-19 Vaccination certificate
NADRA has launched the PAK COVID-19 Vaccination Pass app, which can be found on both Google Play and App Store.
On this application, Pakistani citizens can store a copy of their COVID-19 NADRA immunisation certificate on their mobile devices after downloading it from the COVID-19 NADRA website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions related to the NADRA vaccination certificate.
Q. How do I modify my credentials online?
After downloading your certificate, if you find that there are any mistakes or inconsistencies, you can log in to the NIMS website once again by using the information on your CNIC and then click on the option that is provided for changing your credentials.
You will be able to make any required adjustments and then download your certificate once again.
Q. How can I redownload my COVID certificate?
Sign in to the NIMS website and click on the ‘Download’ option to re-download your COVID-19 immunisation certificate.
Q. Why is it necessary for me to obtain the NADRA vaccination certificate?
Obtaining a NADRA vaccination certificate can provide you with various benefits. First, it can be presented to any third party as proof that you have been immunised against COVID-19.
It is beneficial for regular travellers; many international airports require passengers to present immunisation certificates before boarding.
Even while travelling within Pakistan, vaccination certificates must be presented when reserving a stay at a hotel or guest house, according to the Interim Guidelines for Reopening Tourism.
This standard operating procedure (SOP) is only one of several that the government of Pakistan has established to prevent the disease from spreading further.
Additionally, to limit the spread of COVID-19, several workplaces have required employees to present their immunisation certificates as a condition of their employment.
Educational institutions also ask students to show copies of their vaccination certificates to gain admittance.
The vaccination certificate serves as the formal documentation that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Since 2021, the NCOC has, with the help of NIMS, launched several vaccination campaigns in Pakistan. People in every region of the country have easy access to vaccination services provided via a network of predetermined vaccination clinics located all over the country.
Once you have your NADRA vaccination certificate, you can take advantage of several benefits, such as certifying your immunisation status and being allowed to travel.
In addition to this, you will be helping in lowering the risk of the coronavirus spreading any further.
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