Digital Vaccine Certificate To be Launched Later This Week

Although President Cyril Ramaphosa recently said the country would soon have standardized proof of vaccination to facilitate travel, access to establishments. The digital vaccine certificate is yet to be made publicly available until later this week.



South African's will soon have digital proof that they have been vaccinated following an announcement that a digital vaccine certificate will be made available to the public. However, it has not gone live yet.

The Department of said in a statement that it has received several queries from people trying to download the Covid-19 vaccine certificate, despite the fact that it is yet to be officially launched.

The Department of Health has been inundated with public and media enquiries about challenges they face when trying to download and access COVID-19 digital vaccination certificates. The department is currently at the testing phase of the system to troubleshoot all possible glitches ahead of the official launch later this week.

The department further stated that the system is not yet officially functional in a live environment to allow vaccinated members of the public to access and download these digital certificates. The Department further stated that the system must still undergo additional security procedures. 

We had to build a lot of security into the system to protect individuals` personal data as much as possible. The development and release of fully-fledged COVID-19 vaccination certificates will be phased over overtime.

Although there may have been those who managed to obtain the digital vaccine certificate, members of the public have been urged to be patient while the department applies the final touches before the system's official launch


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