Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
11 Sep 2021
7:10 am

Announcement of digital jab certificate in SA widely welcomed

Marizka Coetzer

“The certificate is protected from fraud and can be uploaded on your smartphone."

Those eligible for a booster shot can get it six months after their second vaccine dose. Picture for illustration: citizen.co.za/Michel Bega

The announcement of a digital Covid vaccine certificate for South Africans has been welcomed with open arms. Yesterday, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced the development of a digital vaccination certificate during theweekly virtual media briefing programme on the response to the pandemic. Phaahla said the department has commenced with the development of a digital vaccination certificate to confirm that a person has received the jab. “The certificate is protected from fraud and can be uploaded on your smartphone. It is also printable,” he said. “This initiative is in line with the World Health Organisation [WHO], initiated vaccination certificates in an...

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