Government Launches COVID-19 Vaccine E-Certificate

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with the Computer Information Technology Unit (CITU) has launched the Turks and Caicos Islands COVID-19 Vaccination E-Certificate, which will replace the current COVID-19 vaccination card.

Immediately, residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands who have been vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will start receiving notifications (by SMS or email) of the availability of their COVID-19 vaccination e-certificate. Residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine can email vaccineid@gov.tc or call the COVID-19 hotline (232-9444 or 333-0911) to check on the status of their certificates, update their contact details or to speak to a support person.

The E-Certificate, which can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet, contains a QR code that can be used by 3rd parties to independently verify its authenticity. “This COVID-19 vaccination e-certificate is just phase I. In phase II, which we are currently working on, inbound passengers to the Turks & Caicos Islands will be able to automatically upload their vaccination information to the TCI Assured Portal with just one click of a button” stated Hon. E. Jay Saunders, Minister of Health and Human Services. “Over the next 12 months we will roll out a national ID smart card, part of our e-government initiative, which will allow among other things, secure verification of a resident’s immunization record by a 3rd party. We’re committed to making Turks & Caicos Islanders lives better, and this initiative helps to achieve that” Hon. Saunders further stated.

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