PASAY City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano supports the call for a unified vaccination card that should be used by Filipinos who wish to travel from one area of the country to another.
The mayor said Pasay’s vaccination records are already being linked with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for easier tracing and verification.
“Sa ngayon po ay nagti-train na kami ng mga staff upang sa ganoon ay maisama na sa software system na dini-develop ng DICT ang ating vaccination records at sa ganoon ay magiging madali na rin ang pag-input sa database,” Rubiano said.
She added that QR code is currently being used to issue the vaccination code through pasay.emi.com, making it easier to compile the list of vaccinated residents.
Mas maganda po kapag ginagamitan ng QR code sapagkat hindi na kailangan pang mag-type ng pagkahaba-haba para lang mag-record o di kaya mag-verify,” Rubiano said.
The city chief executive was reacting to a call by some local government executives who asked the Inter-Agency Task Force to defer its earlier order not to require travelers to undergo swab tests if they were already fully vaccinated.
Under the new interzonal travel guidelines issued by the national government, a fully vaccinated person need not undergo swab test upon presenting a vaccination card or a quarantine completion certificate showing the holder’s vaccination status.