Individuals who are selling physical copies of vaccination certificates online will be brought to investigation as soon as possible.
According to the Deputy Minister of Health I, Dato’ Noor Azmi Ghazali, the issue has been found to be happening in Kedah.
“We are informed of this matter and this is considered a fraud.
“Making physical copies of the certificate gives leeway to countless possibilities, such as identity misuse and falsification of one’s vaccination status.
“We’re working hand-in-hand with the ministry (MOH)’s Inspectorate and Legal Unit (UIP) to probe further into this issue.
“As a strict reminder, only digital certificates issued via MySejahtera are considered valid.
“Members of the public need not screenshot or print the certificate. Just tap into the app and show it to the authorities in time of need.
“The only other valid proof is the card issued by MOH which is given to the person upon vaccination by the centre (PPV).
“I know of an acquaintance who had the card laminated. This is a brilliant idea and I highly encourage the public who’ve obtained full doses to follow suit.”
He told reporters after a work visit to the Public PPV at Community Welfare Department (KEMAS) Skills Academy in Gopeng today (August 11).
The PPV which commenced vaccination affairs on July 5 earlier this year is able to accommodate a vaccination capacity of 400 doses per day.