Traveling abroad anytime soon and you need a certified document in relation to your COVID-19 jabs? Worry no more as the national government through the Vaxcert.Ph has opened a free online portal for such document.
The VaxCert portal is the country’s online system for COVID-19 vaccinated individuals. The portal can also verify the authenticity of the certificate using its Scan QR option that is available online.
VaxCertPH provides all Filipinos with a digital vaccine certificate that can be verified as authentic by a centralized government database. The certificate is faithful to World Health Organization standards for digital vaccine certificates and should be recognized by apps that certify vaccination and testing records like the International Air Transport Association’s Travel Pass, AOKpass, and others.
The project in partnership with the Department of Health and the Department of Information and Communications Technology had its soft launch last September 7. This will initially cover those who plans to travel abroad, especially for Overseas Filipino Workers.
To obtain a digital copy of your vaccine certificate, log-in to https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph.
Applicant is required to provide his/her complete name, date of birth and vaccination details in order for the system to validate the records.
Once the required information has been validated, the system will display the vaccinee details and its downloadable version. You may download or take a screenshot of the certificate for easy reference.
The certificate is only valid 14 days after your final vaccination date.
But the DOH reminds the public, especially seafarers that the portal is not not a substitute for other vaccine cards.
A writer of this publication tried to apply for a VaxCert but it shows no entry yet. This may mean that some vaccination entries for Bacolod City may have not been encoded yet on the system.
As it it still on its soft launch, the DOH said the priority are international travelers vaccinated in the National Capital Region.