So with COVID-19 still wreaking havoc around NSW and now Queensland, more and more people are finally starting to get their COVID-19 vaccines. It’s been a confusing ride with ever changing eligibility rules and confusing messaging, but now that everyone aged 16+ can get a vaccine of some kind, the push is on.
Once you’re vaccinated, though, how do you prove it? Previously, you could download a proof of vaccination letter from Medicare but that’s not exactly convenient. With an update released today, vaccinated Aussies can get a convenient digital pass on Android (in Google Pay) and on Apple (in the Apple Wallet).
Once the Medicare app is downloaded to your mobile device, you will need to sign in using your My Gov account. Once you have done this, if you go under Services and then click on Immunisation History and then down to View Covid-19 digital certificate which will then take you to a new page showing you a brief overview of the digital passport certificate and will give you the option to either save offline as a PDF (so downloading to your computer or mobile device) or to add the digital certificate to your Google Pay account or Apple Wallet app. There will be more terms and conditions to accept before it can be added to your Google Pay or Apple Wallet.
Personally I find this amazing and wish there was more things like this available to people who – like myself – don’t always carry a lot of papers and letters or certificates around, especially when you have to deal with a lot of medical specialists and hospitals.
You can watch how to set up a MyGov account and link your Medicare card to your MyGov account below:
If you have had both vaccine shots or close to getting your second shot, you might want to download the Medicare Express app for free via the link below.