The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) has launched VaxCertPH, the official vaccine certificate for Filipinos who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. This certificate is an essential document allowing individuals to prove their vaccination status. It is becoming increasingly important as governments and businesses worldwide require proof of vaccination for travel and other activities.
What is VaxCertPH?
VaxCertPH is a digital or physical certificate that the DOH will issue to individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The certificate will contain important information such as the individual’s name, date of birth, type of vaccine received, and the healthcare provider(s) who administered the vaccine on specific dates.
This certificate will prove that the individual has received the vaccine, which certain establishments, events, or travel may require. The DOH emphasized that VaxCertPH is an additional benefit, not a requirement for vaccination.
How to get VaxCertPH?
The DOH has announced that the VaxCertPH will be available in digital and physical formats. Those who fully received the COVID-19 vaccine can request their certificate by following these steps:
- Register on the DOH’s Vaccination Information Management System (VIMS)
- Submit the necessary information, such as name, date of birth, and vaccine details
- Choose between a physical or digital certificate
- Wait for the certificate to be processed and issued by the DOH
Individuals previously vaccinated can still request VaxCertPH following the same steps.
Benefits of VaxCertPH
The VaxCertPH will provide several benefits for individuals vaccinated against COVID-19. Firstly, it will allow individuals to prove their vaccination status, which is becoming increasingly important as governments and businesses worldwide require proof of vaccination for travel and other activities.
Secondly, the VaxCertPH will make it easier for individuals to access certain establishments or attend events that require proof of vaccination. It will also help businesses and establishments to reopen safely and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Thirdly, the VaxCertPH will provide peace of mind for individuals vaccinated, as they will have an official document confirming their vaccination status. It will also help to combat misinformation and vaccine hesitancy, as individuals can easily access information about their vaccine status and the benefits of vaccination.
To ensure the authenticity and security of the VaxCertPH, the DOH has implemented various security measures. The digital version of the certificate will be secured using blockchain technology, making it tamper-proof and resistant to fraud.
In addition, the DOH emphasized that they will issue the VaxCertPH only to individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It will help prevent fraudulent issuance of the certificate and ensure that only those who have received the vaccine can access the certificate’s benefits.
Overall, implementing these security measures will help ensure the integrity of the VaxCertPH and prevent misuse or fraudulent use of the certificate.
The launch of VaxCertPH is a significant step in the Philippines’ efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The certificate will provide numerous benefits for individuals vaccinated against COVID-19 and will help facilitate the safe reopening of establishments and events.
It is important to note that vaccination is still the most effective way to protect against COVID-19, and individuals who still need to be vaccinated should prioritize getting vaccinated as soon as possible. The DOH still urges everyone to observe health and safety protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.