Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, along with the officials of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and National Task Force Against COVID-19, lead the soft launch of the VaxCertPH program to the public at SM City Clark on Monday, October 4.
The VaxCertPh platform is a portal for issuing COVID-10 vaccination certificates to fully inoculate overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and Filipinos traveling abroad. In addition, it can be used for international and domestic travels in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on digital documentation of COVID-19 certificates.
In a report by PNA, Duque cited the importance of the program, noting that a valid, secured, and acceptable certificate even outside the country will spare OFWs and the general public of problems when traveling abroad.
“Napakahalaga nito para sa mga biyaherong international at local, lalo na kung mabuo na natin itong tinatawag na vaccine passport at iba pang programa na kung saan makatutulong sa paggalaw, sa mas malayang paggalaw ng ating mga kababayan na nagpapatunay na sila ay kompletong nakapagbakuna,” Duque said.
(This is very important to international and local travelers, especially once we have already formed what we call the vaccine passport and other programs that could help in the movement, free movement of our countrymen, proving that they have completed the vaccination.)
Duque also requested the local government units to consistently update the list of their constituents who have been inoculated.
The VaxCertPH will soon be launched nationwide. – WhatALife.ph