Egypt commences Issuance of Covid Vaccination Certificates

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The Health Ministry in Egypt has commenced the issuance of certificates for people who have received the coronavirus vaccine.

Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed stated on Saturday that 126 centers nationwide have started to issue certificates for people who wish to document that they were vaccinated against the virus.

Health Ministry Spokesperson Khaled Megahed explained that the certificates are secured by Egypt’s recently inaugurated Secured and Smart Documents Complex and have QR codes, which can easily be verified at airports worldwide.

Megahed further stated that when scanning the QR code via a mobile phone, the certificate holder’s information will appear.

He disclosed that the Egypt Health Passport application is being finalized in two versions for Android and iPhone users to serve as an electronic health passport that can be used at international airports by showing the vaccination status.

It also shows the vaccination status through a traffic light color system of red if the person did not receive the vaccine, yellow if the person received a first dose, and green if the person received two shots.

It is expected that authorities will administer 148.2 million Covid-19 vaccine shots between August and until the end of the year.

According to the health officials, doses will be enough to inoculate 83.7 million people.