If you got yours before February 7, then it’s outdated
In case you missed it, vaccinated individuals who were issued their VaxCert id before February 7 will have to generate a new certificate. This comes after the Department of Health (DOH) announced that VaxCertPH has been updated and the old QR code will no longer be valid.
“VaxCertPH has been updated with new features! All citizens who generated their certificates before February 7, 2022, are urged to request the new version of VaxCertPH in the portal since the QR code of previously generated certificates will become outdated and unreadable.
“Regenerate your VaxCertPH if you already have it, or get your VaxCertPH 48 hours after your full vaccination,” DOH announced on social media.
VaxCertPH is the country’s digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate that can also serve as your proof of immunization. Filipinos and foreigners vaccinated in the Philippines can generate their VaxCert id online.
What you will need
- Vaccination card
- Government-issued ID
- More than 48 hours should have passed after you got your second dose.
How to apply
Whether you’re a first-timer or not, acquiring your VaxCert online might sound intimidating, especially if you aren’t tech-savvy. But don’t worry, here’s a step-by-step guide to make it easier for you!
- Go to the VaxCertPH site.
- On the website, you have three options to choose from: request a vaccination certificate, track request status or verify a VaxCert QR code.
- If you need to generate a new QR code, click the “Continue” button.
- After reviewing the data privacy agreement, make sure you have your vaccine card and government-issued ID with you before you tick the box and click “Continue.”
- Fill in the necessary details.
- Review your information and click “Verify vaccination information.”
- You’ll get your VaxCert right away!
In case your record’s not found, it’s either your local government unit (LGU) or the place where you got jabbed hasn’t uploaded your record yet, or the information you supplied doesn’t match the details on your LGU record.
If you’re certain that all the information you provided is correct, you can submit a request. Just click Continue and prepare a clear photo or scanned copy of your vaccination card and government-issued ID. Make sure that the photos you will upload are in .jpg, .jpeg, or .png form.
The VaxCertPH can also be presented when you travel abroad.
Art Macky Arquilla