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DICT still perfecting digital vax certificate issuance

/ 04:31 AM September 08, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Tuesday said it was still perfecting the system for the issuance of digital vaccination certificates through a mobile phone application that would soon be launched nationwide.

Emmanuel Rey Caintic, undersecretary for digital Philippines of the DICT, said the VaxCertPH system was ready but was confronted by a “challenge” in the linkages between Vaccine Information Management System (VIMS) central database.

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Caintic said some local governments do not have equipment to quickly send vaccine recipients’ data to the VIMS.

“What we needed … is to perfect the data coming in to the system,” he said.

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Caintic said the standards for digital vaccination certification were issued by the World Health Organization only on July 27.

—JEROME ANING
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