Health Minister Joe Phaala said that all South Africans who have been vaccinated will be issued with a digital vaccination certificate which should be available in ‘”just over a week.”
According to IOL, Phaala expressed that the certificate will be available through a person’s smartphone, and there is an option for it to also be printed out.
The certificate is said to be developed with fraud and other security protections and will align with all international standards, reports Business Tech.
“This initiative is in line with the World Health Organization-initiated vaccination certificate. Through this, the WHO is attempting to standardise vaccination proof all over the world,” the minister adds.
Currently, South Africa does not require vaccine passports for travellers that are coming into the country, however, only PCR test results not older than 72 hours are accepted, IOL adds.
The certificate can be used as a paper-based vaccination record or card to provide information about the vaccination status of individuals, allowing health workers to offer subsequent doses and/or health services accordingly.