No need to print vaccination certificates, says deputy minister

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IPOH: There is no need to print vaccination certificates for those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said.


“You don’t have to print it out. Just show your vaccination certificates on your MySejahtera application to any enforcement officer.

“Besides your vaccination certificate on MySejahtera, those who completed their doses can show their Covid-19 vaccination card which they received after completing their doses,” he said after visiting Akademi Kemahiran Kemas Gopeng here, today.

Fully vaccinated individuals in states currently under the second phase and above of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) are allowed several relaxations including inter-district travel, dine-in at restaurants as well as participation in selected sports starting yesterday.

Dr Noor Azmi added that the vaccination card is proof someone has received their vaccine, should the individuals be registered as dependents and don’t have their digital certificate on hand.

“The card is proof. I have met people who have laminated the card and put it in their wallets just like an identification card.

“If your battery is running out or senior citizens who are registered as dependents by their children, you can just show the card, should you want to perform prayers in a surau or mosque.


“There is no need to print out the certificate and they can just show the white card given by the government, not the card that is sold online, that is unacceptable,” he added.

On the possible sale of digital certificates confirming an individual has been fully vaccinated on online shopping platforms, he said the ministry through its Inspectorate and Legal Unit would work with the police on a report lodged in Kedah.

“Police will investigate the matter and the ministry too, we have the Inspectorate and Legal Unit which will also conduct a probe into the case and action will be taken,” he said.

Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital Head of Department and Senior Consultant O&G, Consultant Gynae Oncologist Datuk Dr Mohd Rushdan Mohd Noor had posted on Facebook that the digital certificates were being sold at RM15 each.

Among others, it displayed a photograph of the holder of the digital certificate as well as the date and location the vaccine doses were given.

Following this, police have initiated a probe into the possible sale of digital certificates “confirming” that an individual has been fully vaccinated.-NST