WHO Proposes Digitising Covid-19 Status Records

The digital documentation of Covid-19 certificates has been proposed as a mechanism by which a person's Covid-19 related health data can be digitally documented via an electronic certificate, the World Health Organisation said in a statement.

The certificate can be used in the same way as a paper-based vaccination record/card. It will provide information to health care providers about the vaccination status of individuals, providing a basis for health workers to offer a subsequent dose and/or appropriate health services as appropriate.

In some instances, vaccination cards are also used to facilitate international travel, for example in the case of yellow fever, where a vaccination certificate may be required by some countries as a condition of entry.

As of August 30, 2021, a total of 7,744,504 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed across Africa, of which 194,733 proved fatal and 6,860,696 resulted in recovery.

InFocus

Healthworkers screen patients at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Zimbabwe (file photo).

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

X