Nearly 1 million people have had vaccine passports, how to know if they have been issued or not?

Nearly 1 million people have had vaccine passports, how to know if they have been issued or not?

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2022-04-17 18:45:48

April 15, exchange with reporters The Labor NewspaperDo Truong Duy, Director of the Information Technology Department – Ministry of Health, said that in the past few days, the Ministry of Health has begun to sign and confirm the results of the establishment’s Covid-19 vaccine vaccination submitted to the system. .

Up to this point, about 1 million people have had their vaccine passport confirmed on the electronic Health Book and PC-Covid application. Currently, localities and medical facilities that carry out vaccination are confirming vaccination information with digital signatures before transferring the data to the system for the Preventive Medicine Department (Ministry of Health) to confirm the vaccine passport. for the citizen.

“Previously, the vaccination point signed a certificate issued to the people, now with the same data, the vaccination facility will confirm with an electronic signature to update it on the system. This is a mandatory condition for the vaccination program. confirm vaccine passports for people “- Mr. Duy explained.

According to Mr. Duy, many people often call the “issue” of a vaccine passport, but in fact, this is just the Ministry of Health signing the certification that the vaccination facility has certified that people have vaccinated. This confirmation is also digitally signed with a “matching” operation on the machine. The number of injections on the vaccine passport is also equivalent to the number of injections of people displayed on the system. The information is displayed in the form of a QR Code.” In the past, the vaccination site signed a paper to confirm the issue, but now with the same data, the vaccination facility will confirm with an electronic signature to update the information. This is a mandatory condition to confirm the vaccine passport for people,” explained Mr. Duy.

Explaining that so far many people have not had their vaccine passport confirmed on the electronic health book and PC-Covid application, Mr. Duy said that the Ministry of Health had previously held a conference to guide the implementation of digital signatures. Covid-19 vaccination certificate for the Ministry of Health to confirm the vaccine passport for people, but many localities and vaccination facilities are still slow in implementation. “We are drafting a document and submitting it to the leadership of the ministry for signing to urge this to be done on schedule. Surely in the next week, localities will have to do it simultaneously,” said Mr. Duy.

According to the Ministry of Health, the validity of the electronic vaccine passport is 12 months from the date of issue. When it expires, the system will automatically generate a new QR code.

According to Mr. Do Truong Duy, people have been vaccinated, correctly declared information, and have been entered by vaccination facilities into the vaccination system, authenticating the correct information with the National Database on Population. immigrants will be issued a vaccine passport without having to carry out any further procedures. This process is done by vaccination facilities, the Department of Preventive Medicine is the focal point to digitally sign.

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To see the vaccine passport, people can go to the PC Covid application and then go to the “Vaccine passport” section.

People will not be issued a vaccine passport if the vaccination information is incorrect, the injection is missing, and there is no need to perform any other procedures. For people who have not yet been issued a vaccine passport due to lack or incorrect information, they should contact the vaccination facility to be supplemented, updated or reflected on the Covid-19 vaccination portal https://tiemchungcovid19.

In addition, people can call the switchboard of the Ministry of Health at 19009095 to reflect or advise on issues related to vaccines and passports.

Vietnam’s electronic vaccine passports use the standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU) and are currently being used in 62 countries and will have more in the near future. used by other countries.

The Ministry of Health is responsible for promulgating forms and procedures and for issuing vaccine passports. However, to know which countries the vaccine passport is recognized and used in, people need to follow information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, vaccine passport holders recognized by Vietnam and other countries are entitled to the same medical measures as those who have been vaccinated in their home countries. This recognition includes exemption from the consular certification/legalization procedure when using this document in the receiving country.

Vaccination passports are used to prove an individual’s history of vaccinations and cures, and are not a substitute for other valid entry and exit documents such as passports, visas, and valid travel documents. International travel documents, passports, temporary residence cards, permanent residence cards, visa exemption certificates… Up to now, 19 countries have recognized Vietnam’s vaccine passports.

According to Decision No. 5772/QD-BYT dated December 20, 2021 of the Ministry of Health, the vaccine passport verification process includes 3 steps:

Step 1: Immunization establishments review, supplement and authenticate vaccination information with the national population database according to the guiding documents of the Ministry of Health.

Step 2: Immunization facilities digitally sign Covid-19 vaccine vaccination data on the Covid-19 Immunization Management Platform. The data will be pushed to the Covid-19 Vaccine Immunization Certification Management System.

Step 3: The Department of Preventive Medicine (Ministry of Health) performs centralized digital signature of the certificate of vaccination against Covid-19 vaccine.

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