VOV.VN - Vietnam had begun the process of granting COVID-19 vaccine passports on April 15, with the electronic certificates meeting standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the EU and already being brought into use in 62 countries globally.
The passport will be available on the PC Covid-19 or Digital Health apps. People can also log into the Ministry of Health’s e-information portal by entering their information such as date of birth, gender, citizen identification cards, the date of their most recent COVID-19 shot, and email to receive their vaccine passport.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for promulgating forms, procedures, and issuing vaccine passports. However, people must strictly monitor information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to learn more about countries that the nation has reached agreement with on the mutual recognition of vaccine passports.
Vietnam had previously reached agreement on the mutual recognition of vaccine passports with 19 countries, including the US, the UK, Japan, Australia, Belarus, India, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Maldives, Palestine, Turkey, Egypt, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Singapore, Saint Lucia, and the Republic of Korea, Iran, and Malaysia.
The vaccine passport form has been issued by the Ministry of Health since December, 2021, featuring 11 fields of information, including full name, date of birth, disease, number of injections, injection date, and doses. This information is displayed via QR Code for security reasons in order to avoid revealing personal information.
The validity of the electronic vaccine passport is 12 months from the date of issuance, which aims to ensure security, safety, and confidentiality of information for all users.
Do Truong Duy, director of the Information Technology Department under the Ministry of Health, stated that vaccinated people with declarations of accurate information which have been authenticated with the National Database on Population will duly be granted vaccine passports.
According to statistics compiled by the Ministry of Health, the country has so far administered roughly 209 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.