Under the plan, the Ministry of Health will conduct centralized signing to issue vaccine passports to people from April 15. The vaccine passport is essentially an electronic COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
Earlier, from April 8, the Ministry of Health asked municipalities to confirm vaccination information with digital signatures. The institution entering the injection data is responsible for signing and approving the vaccination data.
Immediately implement the issuance of vaccine passports for children
Vietnam’s electronic vaccine passport uses WHO and EU standards, which are currently used in 62 countries and more countries will be added in the near future.
Vaccine passports are displayed on the Electronic Health Book application, PC-Covid or searched on the portal of the Ministry of Health by entering 4 information: full name, date of birth, gender, public identity population, date of most recent injection, declare then your personal email address to receive your passport.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for promulgating forms, procedures and issuing vaccine passports. However, to know in which countries the vaccine passport is recognized and used, people should follow the information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The vaccine passport form is issued by the Ministry of Health since December 2021 and contains 11 information fields: full name, date of birth, disease, number of injections, injection date, dose, vaccine product… Information is displayed by QR code for security, avoiding errors , revealing personal information.
The validity of the electronic vaccine passport 12 months from the date of issue, this is a technical solution to ensure the safety and security of information. When it expires, the system automatically generates a new QR code.
From April 18, the campaign to vaccinate children aged 5 to 12 against COVID-19 will be launched nationally.
In its campaign to vaccinate children against COVID-19 for children aged 5 to under 12, the Ministry of Health requires 100% of vaccination facilities to administer injections, enter complete and accurate data and digitally sign certificates. received on the COVID-19 Immunization Management platform, completed within the same day. With this regulation, children aged 5 to under 12 will also receive a vaccine passport, as will other individuals vaccinated against the COVID-19 vaccine.
So far, Vietnam has reached an agreement on mutual recognition of vaccine passports with 19 countries. Nations who recognize Vietnamese vaccine passports include: Japan, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Belarus, Cambodia, Philippines, Palestine, Maldives, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Turkey, Singapore, and Saint-Germain. Lucia, Korea, Iran and Malaysia.
Citizens must pass on accurate information
According to Mr. Do Truong Duy – Director of Information Technology Department (Ministry of Health), people have been vaccinated, accurately declared information and entered and authenticated into the vaccination system by vaccination facilities. Correct information is provided at the National Population Database a vaccine passport without having to perform any further procedures.
According to the Ministry of Health, people will not be given a vaccine passport if the vaccination information is incorrect, the injection is missing, m. For people who have not been given a vaccine passport due to lack or incorrect information, they should contact the vaccination facility for supplement and update . In addition, people can reflect on the COVID-19 vaccination portal https://tiemchungcovid19.gov.vn supplement and update.
Holders of vaccine passports recognized by Vietnam and other countries have the right to apply the same medical measures as those vaccinated in the host country. This recognition includes exemption from the consular certification/legalization procedure when using this document in the receiving country.
Vaccine passports are used to prove a person’s history of vaccinations and courses, and are not a substitute for other valid entry and exit documents such as passports, visas, national travel documents. passport, temporary residence card, permanent residence card, visa waiver certificate…
According to statistics from the Ministry of Health , the country has so far injected nearly 209 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The coverage rate of the COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years and older with the 1st and 2nd dose is close to 100%, and the percentage of people who received the 3rd dose is over 51%; for people aged 12 to under 19, nose 1 is 99.9% and nose 2 is 95.3%.