Ministry of Health officially presents Vietnamese passport for COVID-19 vaccine | Health

the COVID-19[female[feminine vaccination certificates must be issued to people who have received primary treatment of one of the eight types of COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in Vietnam by the Ministry of Health. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – the Ministry of Health announced the procedures for issuing Vietnam’s official COVID-19 “vaccine passports” as well as passport templates as of December 20, 2021.

COVID-19 vaccine certificates are to be issued to people who have received the main course of one of the eight types of COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in Vietnam by the Ministry of Health, namely Vaxzevria from AstraZeneca, Sputnik V from Gamaleya Research Institute, Vero from Sinopharm Cell Inactivated with the UAE-made version Hayat-Vax, Comirnaty from Pfizer / BioNTech, Spikevax from Moderna, Janssen from Johnson & Johnson and Abdala from Cuba Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB).

The passport based on a QR code will be valid for 12 months.

Vaccine passports include 11 fields of information: name, date of birth, nationality, target disease, vaccine doses received, date of vaccination, batch number of vaccine batch, type of vaccine, vaccine product received, vaccine manufacturer , and a code for certification.

The name and date of birth will be incorporated into other personal identification documents (passports or citizen ID cards).

Information on the targeted disease, vaccine, vaccine product, or manufacturer will be consistent with the predicted values ​​in the World Health Organization’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker and Landscape” and “Sets of values ​​for EU COVID digital certificates’ issued by the European Union.

National outbreak prevention and control apps (like PC-COVID or the Suc khoe dien tu e-health app) and other utility apps (if individual users allow) could receive and store certificates vaccination in the form of a QR code according to the instructions for sharing medical data as regulated by the Ministry of Health.

The issuance of vaccination passports is applied uniformly at all vaccination sites across the country, using three-step procedures, according to the health ministry.

Ministry of Health officially presents Vietnamese passport for COVID-19 vaccine hinh anh 2Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

First, vaccination sites will review and verify the information of the people to whom they have administered vaccines.

Second, the vaccination sites will ‘digitally sign’ vaccination records on the national COVID-19 vaccination management platform used by health authorities, which will share its data with the management system for the certification of vaccination. vaccinations against COVID-19.

Third, the Department of Preventive Medicine (Ministry of Health) digitally signs COVID-19 vaccine certificates. Certificates are then issued using QR codes in accordance with EU regulatory standards.

By the end of December 20, Vietnam had administered more than 140 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including more than 130 million administered to the adult population (69.1 million first dose, nearly 60 million second doses and more than 1 million third doses for Cubans). Abdala vaccines), as well as 40,524 additional doses and 241,237 boosters.

Coverage of the first dose in the adult population reaches 96.9 percent and the fully vaccinated portion reaches 83.6 percent.

A total of 9.2 million doses have been given to children aged 12 to 17 years, including 6.7 million first doses and 2.5 million second doses.

First dose coverage in this age group reached 73.4 percent, and 28.2 percent were fully immunized. /.

Maria J. Book