Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced on Friday, October 29, that VaxCertPH, the Philippines’ digital vaccine certificate system, will now start accepting digital vaccination certificate requests for domestic use, including travel.
Roque said during his regular briefing that the national government’s coronavirus task force approved this recommendation on Thursday, October 28, through Resolution No. 146.
The government started to implement VaxCertPH registrations in September for a select group: overseas Filipino workers and residents of Metro Manila and Baguio City who are traveling abroad.
Through Resolution No. 146, the government will now also require all local government units that still do not have electronic vaccine administration systems to adopt and use the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) Vaccine Administration System for recording and organizing the database of all vaccination information.
Roque said the Department of the Interior and Local Government is directed to order all local government units (LGUs) to submit vaccination data to the vaccine information management system central database.
Likewise, the DICT is also directed to provide updates twice a week on the regional status of submission compliance of vaccination data to the central database.
The DICT, together with the Department of Health, developed VaxCertPH. It is meant to provide all Filipinos with a digital vaccine certificate that a centralized government database can verify as authentic.
VaxCertPH is also said to adhere to World Health Organization standards for digital vaccine certificates and should be recognized by international apps that certify vaccination and testing records. – Rappler.com