The Department of Health said it is still testing its COVID-19 vaccine certificate website for South Africa, ahead of its official launch.
This comes after the link to the website was shared on social media on October 5.
Many users claimed that the website encountered technical issues and they were unable to retrieve their certificates.
Has anyone been able to get their vaccination certificate from this site: https://t.co/1hKqz0ePvZ
I keep getting this error even though my network is strong pic.twitter.com/gxorTlSDdR
– Louise van Rhyn (@louisevanrhyn) October 5, 2021
Has anyone made it past this stage and actually got their vaccine certificate? It’s frustrating. I’ve been trying since yesterdayðð¾ââï¸ð¤¦ð¾ââï¸ pic.twitter.com/VDReQEsDyh
– mpush ntabeni (@mpushntabeni) October 6, 2021
Where to find your COVID-19 vaccine certificate
According to the ministry, it is still testing the COVID-19 vaccine certificate system.
“Thus, the system is not yet officially functional in a live environment that will allow vaccinated members to access and download certificates,” he said in a statement.
âWe had to build a lot of security into the system to protect individuals’ personal data as much as possible. “
The ministry added that the system will be officially launched later this week.
âThus, we ask members of the public to be patient as we implement the final refinement as we prepare to officially launch the first version of the COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate,â he said. .
Digital vaccination certificates for South Africans were first announced in September.
According to Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla, the certificate system is in line with WHO’s attempts to standardize vaccine certificates globally.
Citizens can use the certificate on their smartphone or print it out. They can then use the certificate to travel to countries that require visitors to have one.
Currently, visitors to South Africa do not need a vaccination passport.
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