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DICT exec says VaxCertPH fully implemented by October

An official from the Department of Information and Communications Technology on Friday said the VaxCertPH would be fully-implemented, at least for overseas Filipino workers in Metro Manila and other areas, by October.

"By October, 'yung VaxCert will be fully-implemented at least for OFWs and in NCR?" Batanes Representative Ciriaco Gato Jr. asked during a congressional inquiry.

In response, DICT Undersecretary Emmanuel Caintic said: "Yes, even outside NCR."

Caintic clarified that what would happen in September is just a "dry-run" among OFWs, which will last only for a "few weeks."

"We will dry-run on NCR and specifically for OFWs po muna," Caintic said. "Para lang po maperfect 'yung (This is just to perfect the) processes, not the system."

VaxCertPH, developed by the DICT and the Department of Health, relies on the data submitted by local government units through the Vaccine Information Management System (VIMS).

It is a portal for the issuance of COVID-19 vaccination certificates to fully vaccinated individuals.

The DICT has since urged local government units in the country to submit their list of residents vaccinated against COVID-19 for the digital vaccine certificate project.

The list could be submitted through the vaccine administration system, which is part of VIMS.

So far, the Philippines has administered 31,099,893 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, according to the DICT.—AOL, GMA News