How to Get your Digital Vaccine Certificate

How to Get your Digital Vaccine Certificate
At this time, many of us around the world, particularly many Australians received their COVID vaccination, which is a remarkable achievement for all of us, to keep our community safe and protected.

Meanwhile, if you are living here in Australia and got your double dose vaccination, you can access your electronic vaccine certificate online.

UPDATE as of October 11, 2021 - You can now add your Vaccine Passport to the Service Victoria app.







What is a digital vaccine certificate?
For those who have had both doses of an approved vaccine – currently, Pfizer or AstraZeneca – the COVID-19 digital vaccine certificate will be automatically generated and available through Medicare account.

The proof of vaccination can be accessed and downloaded on a smartphone app or found online.

The certificate features the person's name, date of birth, and the dates of their vaccination injections. The validity of the certificate is protected with a holographic coat of arms watermark and unique document number.

sample of digital vaccine certificate
Sample of my electronic vaccine certificate (personal information is all hidden). 





How do I get the vaccination certificate?
The COVID-19 digital certificate is automatically generated after the second dose of an approved vaccine. 

The best way to access the digital certificate is through the Express Plus Medicare smartphone app.

Medicare app available on Google Play

Log on to your Medicare online on your laptop/desktop and link Medicare to your MyGov account. You can access your digital certificate through your immunization history button.

Once you've done linking your Medicare to your MyGov account, download the app available from the App Store and Google Play, and you can conveniently access your digital vaccine certificate from your smartphone.  

For much convenient access, without logging on to your Medicare account, you can save your digital vaccine certificate on your phone by adding it to your Google Pay (if you are an android user). 

sample of COVID digital vaccine certificate
Sample of my COVID digital vaccine certificate saved in Google Pay. 





The Australian government is now in a conversation about launching its own vaccine passport. Currently, China, Israel, and the EU launched their own vaccine passport. 


What is a vaccine passport?
A “vaccine passport” or “e-vaccination certification of compliance for border crossing regulations” could be required to enable seamless border crossing.

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The Victorian government is set to conduct a "vaccinated economy trial'.(Reuters: Dado Ruvic)





VIC State residents in more than a dozen regional areas will soon get an early glimpse into what life looks like after lockdowns.

From October 11, residents in 20 regional municipalities with high vaccination rates -- including the Bass Coast, Warrnambool, Greater Bendigo, and East Gippsland -- will take part in a vaccine passport trial that mimics the state's reopening.

It's expected that hospitality, hairdressing, beauty services, and even events such as race meetings could fall under the trial, which will look at how businesses handle the new rules.




Editor's Note: This is not a sponsored post.





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22 comments :

  1. Gosh a whole new world of technology has opened up as a result of COVID but this is pretty cool.

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  2. Is it easy to get digital vaccine cert in Au? Here in the Philippines, it'll take you 48 hours if you have already vaccinated. I hope to lessen the hrs of vaxcert to 1hr. www.oganiza.com

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    1. Yes it is easy, and it is all connected to our Medicare online. All secured.

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  3. Thanks for the step by step tutorial, Blair. I have my vaccination card but I still don't have a digital copy of my vaccine certificate.

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    1. Hope meron na rin sa Pinas, para easy access and make it secured.

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  4. This is much better than the vaccinations here in PH. No need to go to vaccination sites to get your card and you can save more time.

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  5. We have something like this here, too. But I can't get my digital certificate yet because my second dose of Astra has been delayed because I caught COVID 2 weeks before my schedule, and I'm still waiting for a reschedule.

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  6. I badly wanna travel na and I've heard about some vaccines that are not acceptable to some specific countries. And that's sad! I've been researching about vaccine passport that I could possibly avail for seamless traveling na din. Thanks for this! It adds more information.

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    1. Eventually, IATA and many countries will implement vaccine passport for travelers. It is another way to keep travel more safer.

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  7. Indonesia has its own app na din and we use it whenever we go in establishments. It allows others who availed vaccine from other countries to register na din. Problem lang sa mga navaccinate sa Pinas on how they can rgister their vaccination. We have a lot of expats from Pinas who are slowly coming back na since Indonesia opened its borders na.

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  8. This is very informative!! The version of this in the philippines is kinda not as organized. Also inly those who are going aborad can sign up for one.

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    1. It should be for everybody. Here in Victoria, they will soon pilot removing the restriction, and requiring people to present their digital vaccine certificate, or else, you won't get any services both private and public.

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  9. it's important nga especially if you will be visiting other countries. we are trying to get ours as well kasi we have plans na din to travel if border opens. i hope it will be better in December kaya preparing kami sa mga possible requirements.

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  10. Wow! You have it there too. We also have that digital certificate and I got mine already for 1st dose. I will have my second dose this 22nd.

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  11. I carry my card with me in my mini backpack. I wonder if I have a digital copy. I am gonna have to ask the place I got it at. It would make things so much bigger.

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    1. Having a digital copy is convenient. If its not available, maybe you can take a picture of your vaccination card, and show that as proof if needed.

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