The Ministry of Health (MoH) is preparing the issuance of e-vaccine passports from April 15 to facilitate people’s travelling.
|The MoH worked with agencies, cities, and provinces on the e-vaccine passports |
The MoH on April 4 held an online meeting with cities, provinces, and agencies, guiding the issuance of electronic vaccine passports.
Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan said that the health system is ready for issuance. However, there are some problems that need to be solved beforehand.
|Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan |
First, as of April 1, the country vaccinated over 206 million doses. However, in the software system, this number is just 197 million doses. This means, that nearly nine million dosses are yet to be updated. Furthermore, wrong information has been detected for about 41 million injections.
The MoH has asked vaccination facilities nationwide to make preparations for the upcoming issuance of e-vaccine passports.
|The April 4 meeting attracted agencies, cities, and provinces from all over the country |
The MoH will coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Information and Communications in the negotiations with countries for the use and authentication of e-vaccine passports.
Vietnam had reached an agreement on the mutual recognition of vaccine passports with 17 countries as of March 17, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.