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Going digital: 138k VaxCertPH certificates distributed, says DICT

Sep 26, 2021, 5:44 AM
Opinyon News Team

Opinyon News Team

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Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) officials said the agency hopes to fast-track the distribution of digital vaccine certificates under the VaxCertPH program.

The national government has distributed over 138,000 – or more than half of the requested – digital Covid-19 vaccine certificates since its launch last month.

During a public briefing Saturday (September 26), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Manny Caintic said the agency hopes to fast-track the distribution of digital vaccine certificates under the VaxCertPH program.

VaxCertPH had its soft launch in the capital region and Baguio City, where booths were set up for document correction purposes.

Currently, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and international travelers who need the vaccine certificate as a travel requirement are given priority, Caintic added.

This week, booths were made available in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Metro Cebu, and Davao Region for its pilot rollout.

VaxCertPH was developed by the DICT, in coordination with the Department of Health.

Under the system, an individual can register for the digital vaccination certificate at least two days after their second dose. Localities and organizations are required to submit data at least 48 hours after their residents' vaccination.

The digital certificates will be issued immediately and can be saved in mobile phones as a PDF file.

(With report from ABS-CBN News)

Tags: #Covid19vaccine, #vaccinecertificate, #travelrequirements, #VaxCertPH, #DepartmentOfInformationandCommunicationsTechnology


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