Freedoms for fully vaccinated people are on the horizon in NSW, meaning residents will soon need to be able to prove their status.
With two-thirds of the state's population having received a first dose of vaccination, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged those yet to get the jab to make it their goal for September.
"Once we know that you've signed up to your first dose we know that you'll be getting your second dose," Ms Berejiklian said to media this week.
There are a few ways to can show that you have received the jab, which may be needed in the future to gain entry into restaurants, bars, and other venues.
So, how do you prove you've been vaccinated?
Medicare and MyGov
To get to the Medicare website and log in you need to go through your MyGov account, if you have these accounts linked.
Once you're logged in to MyGov, find the "My Services" section and click on Medicare.
From there click on "History and Statements", and then choose "Immunisation History" from the drop-down menu.
Once it is available, a COVID-19 digital certificate will also appear here, as long as you have had both doses.
If on the Express Plus Medicare app follow the same steps. Login, under "Services" click "Immunisation History".
That is where the COVID-19 Digital Certificate will be once it's issued.
To find out how to access proof of vaccinations based on different situations use Services Australia's tool, by clicking here.
Your vaccination provider needs to add all your doses to the Australian Immunisation Register before you can see your certificate, and Services Australia will send an email or text to your myGov Inbox when your certificate is ready.
What do you do if you cannot get it online?
For those unable to access the Medicare app or any of these systems online, there are other options are available.
Vaccination providers can print your immunisation history statement for you.
Or, you can also call the Australian Immunisation Register and ask them to send your statement to you. This can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post.
How to add your COVID-19 digital certificate to a digital wallet
Adding the COVID-19 digital certificate to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay can make it easier to access if you are ever required to prove you have had the jab.
Adding to your wallet with the Express Plus Medicare mobile app:
- Select immunisation history from services
- Select your name, then view COVID-19 digital certificate
- select either add to Apple Wallet or save to phone for Google Pay
Show your proof using a Medicare online account through myGov:
- Sign in to a myGov account using a browser on a device.
- Select Medicare
- Select view immunisation history on the immunisation history tile
- select your name
- select either add to Apple Wallet or save to phone for Google Pay.
Please note that if you are using an iOS device, then use the Safari or Chrome browsers, but for an Android device, use the Chrome browser.
What if you are not eligible for Medicare?
You can add a COVID-19 digital certificate to the digital wallet using the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service (IHI service) through myGov.
- Sign in to your myGov account using a browser on a device
- Select Individual Healthcare Identifiers service
- Select view immunisation history on the Immunisation history tile
- Select either add to Apple Wallet or save to phone for Google Pay.
What if I've had my vaccine but it's not listed?
The vaccinations can take a few days to appear, according to Services Australia.
So, if your COVID-19 vaccinations aren't showing after 10 days, or can't be updated by the provider, call the Australian Immunisation Register.
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