NSW first state to roll out integrated vaccination certificate

The COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate can now be integrated into the Service NSW app, making NSW the first state to make the technology available.

Victor Dominello

The app will out across the state from Friday after being piloted in regional areas for the last week

It comes as restrictions are set to ease further as the state approaches 80 per cent double vaccination rate.

“NSW is the first jurisdiction in Australia to roll out an integrated QR code solution for displaying vaccination status State wide,” digital and customer service minister Victor Dominello said.

The optional technology will enable users to simultaneously show their check-in and vaccination status when entering venues.

 If follows successful regional trials involving clubs, aged-care facilities and taxis in Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga and Lismore, and internal government participants.

The technology integrates vaccine data from the federal Australian Immunisation Register into the Service NSW app.

The Service NSW app includes a NSW Waratah logo hologram and rotating QR codes, similar to the Digital Driver Licence.

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5 thoughts on “NSW first state to roll out integrated vaccination certificate

  1. Can you get the QR code and the Vaccination Certificate all in one on an ordinary mobile phone or do you have to have smart phone. We are in our seventies and have already printed out our Medicare Vaccination Certificates and we got QR code cards through following Seniors information on our myGov accounts. Wendy.

  2. Venues are not recognising the hologram of the Waratah on my phone as proof of being double vaccinated. Are they right. It is causing big arguments at the premises.

  3. Hologram on the qt code checkin is a waste of time. Most places you go to in Sydney want to see both and are not satisfied with just the one combination.

  4. Underlying issue
    Yes Australia has a high Smart phone usage. 90% but the issue of QR Codes isn’t just not having a Phone but the Trend by Govt App developers to set a minimum version of Operating system that is not universal.
    So we are suppose to have 20.6 million smartphone users in 2021. But that doesn’t translate to everyone having the Minimum IOS version for Covid tracking or Vaccination status on those phones. Given that Sales numbers of Smart Phones doesn’t track 3 or 4th Phone that younger generations have , given the fad of new releases FOMO.
    Perhaps we’ve not researched our market well before creating Govt Apps .Given that there is a heap of older mobile phones that older generations are still using with 3G technology only.

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