Below is a step-by-step guide on how to get VaxCertPH online vaccination certificate which you can now use for domestic use, including travel. In a lot of Local Government Units (LGUs), travelers are required to present proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they can be granted entry to the LGU. The VaxCertPH, developed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), can make verification easy because it will serve as a central database system for vaccine administration here in the Philippines.
Update as of February 7, 2022
VaxCertPH has been updated with new features! All citizens who generated their certificates before February 7, 2022 are urged to request the new version of VaxCertPH in the portal, since the QR code of previously generated certificates will become outdated and unreadable. Regenerate your VaxCertPH if you already have it, or get your VaxCertPH 48 hours after your full vaccination. – DOH
Clarification from PIO-Baguio:
Here’s a statement by the Public Information Office of Baguio regarding concerns about VaxCertPH and the local vaccination certificate of Baguio:
This VaxCertPH does not mean that vaccination certificates or QR codes generated from bakuna.baguio.gov.ph will be replaced or rendered useless. The post refers to vaccination certificate generated from VaxCertPH which is the requirement for going abroad and can also be used for local transactions. VACCINATION CERTIFICATES AND QR CODES FROM bakuna.baguio.gov.ph. ARE STILL USABLE AND DO NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED.”
What is VaxCertPH?
According to the VaxCertPH website, VaxCertPH is the official digital vaccination certificate for Filipinos and non-Filipinos vaccinated in the Philippines. It may be used for international and domestic travel and it complies with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates (DDCC) guidelines.
Who can apply for VaxCertPH?
The registration for VaxCertPH was initially made available to FULLY VACCINATED individuals who fall into both categories:
- Residents of the National Capital Region (NCR) and Baguio City who were vaccinated there; and
- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) or passengers departing for international travel
While the system is not yet available for all, the national government, through Resolution No. 146, will now require all LGUs that do not have electronic vaccine administration systems to adopt and use VaxCertPH for recording and organization of vaccination information.
How to Get VaxCertPH Online
Below are the nine easy steps on how to get VaxCertPH online.
Step 1: Go to the VaxCertPH website
Visit https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph/ to get started. Click Continue to request your vaccination certificate.
Step 2: Review Data Privacy
Review VaxCertPH’s privacy statement. Click on the checkbox if you have read and agreed to the Privacy Statement then click Continue.
Step 3: Answer details
You will be asked the following question: “Were you vaccinated more than 48 hours ago for any of your doses?” Choose from Yes or No then click OK.
Note: Records for newly-vaccinated individuals may only be updated and requested 48 hours after the 2nd dose vaccination. If your vaccination was given in the last 48 hours, please allow VaxCertPH to update your record and re-apply after 48 hours to get your vaccination certificate.
Step 4: Enter Personal Information
Complete the form by providing the following information:
- Last Name
- First Name
- Middle Name
- Suffix (if applicable)
- Birthdate (MM-DD-YYYY)
Ensure that they match the details on your vaccination card. Click Next.
Step 5: Enter Vaccination Details
Choose the City/Municipality where you got your first and second dose as well as the Date of 1st Dose and 2nd Dose. If you have taken an additional dose as a booster shot, enter the details as well. Again, verify and make sure the details you have entered match the information on your vaccination card. Click “Verify Vaccination Information”
If your vaccine is Johnson & Johnson, tick the checkbox above and provide only details about your first dose and your booster dose if available.
Step 6: Review Information
You will be shown a summary of the information you have entered in the previous windows. Make sure the information entered is true and correct, then click Continue if you wish to proceed.
Step 7: CAPTCHA verification
For security purposes, you will be asked to enter the 7 characters shown and type exactly what you see on the screen. Click OK to proceed.
Step 8: Generate VaxCertPH/Update Record
If your record was successfully found by the system, you can choose whether to Generate or Update your record before generating it.
Note: If you intend to use the certificate for travel purposes, you are required to tick the checkbox below and indicate your Passport Number before generating your VaxCertPH.
Step 9: Download your VaxCertPH
Congratulations! You have successfully generated your digital vaccination certificate! Click on “Download Vaccination Certificate” and your certificate will be automatically downloaded to your device in PDF format.
How to Get VaxCertPH Online:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is VaxCertPH Certificate different from my vaccination card issued by my LGU?
Yes. While both are valid, VaxCertPH complies with the standards set by WHO and aims to be internationally recognized.
Is there a VaxCertPH mobile app?
Currently, the VaxCertPH can only be accessed through web browsers. Check the browser compatibility depending on your device below:
- Desktop Web Browser
- Google Chrome
- Android Web Browser
- Google Chrome
- iOS Web Browser
No record found in VaxCertPH?
When no record of your digital vaccine certificate is found in the system, you can submit a request for your data to be updated by watching the tutorial below. You will need a copy of your local COVID-19 Vaccination Card/Certificate and one (1) Government ID:
For concerns/inquires, contact:
- Customer Hotline: 88-7614-88
- Email: [email protected]