VaxCertPH may be available to the general public in October, according to DICT Usec. Caintic.
On Tuesday, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Manny Caintic said that VaxCertPH may be available to the general public in October.
Following the soft launching of VaxCertPH on Monday, Caintic said that they’ll try their best to make the system already available to the general public next month.
Caintic said in a Presidential press briefing on Monday that their main objective wasn’t on the system per se, but on the readiness of the local government units in order to be able to rectify the vaccination records that they sent to them.
He also explained that the rollout can’t be done nationwide yet because “what we need though is to perfect the data coming in to the system”.
“We have actually thought many LGUs already in advance. But prudence dictated that we started in NCR (National Capital Region) first, because this is where we will be able to prefect the not so obvious nuances that we might discover (along the way),” Caintic said.
According to Caintic, LGUs in Metro Manila were still taking time in terms of rectifying vaccination data and submitting them to the system, which in turn, hindered the department.
Despite this, Caintic said that the Philippines was still one of the “leading” countries in the world to have a portal that issued vaccine certificates to its citizens, and the WHO (World Health Organization) “attests to that”.
“We’re still improving the system, so when we start our national launching, everything is already right,” Caintic said in Filipino.