How to get your hands on your vaccine certificate – and stay safe from forgery
Services Australia General Manager Hank Jongen has explained how to access confirmation of your COVID-19 vaccines.
Mr Jongen told Deborah Knight your immunisation history, including your COVID jabs, can be viewed and printed off through Medicare or MyHealthRecord – both of which you can install as apps on your smartphone.
“It’ll enable you to download the digital certificate, and … you can simply present it to anyone that might need you to verify that you’ve received both shots.”
He warned anyone who’s received a text message claiming to provide a certificate, for any amount of money, that such offers are a scam.
Real vaccine certificates can be verified by built-in security measures, though Services Australia are continuing to work on compatibility with state government systems.
“The coat of arms has what’s called a parallax effect; in other words it shimmers different colours as you move the screen.
“There’s an animated tick, and there’s a discrete document number.”
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