Mayor Abby: Makati’s COVID-19 vaccination card is ‘tamper-proof, impossible to replicate’

Published July 9, 2021, 11:18 AM

by Jel Santos

The COVID-19 vaccination card of Makati City has unique security features which makes it “tamper-proof, impossible to replicate,” Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay said on Friday (July 9).

With the help of technology, the city government of Makati created a vaccination card that has features ideal for use as vaccine passport by fully-vaccinated individuals.

“The Makati COVID-19 vaccination card has a QR code that establishments and medical facilities can scan to see a person’s vaccination status and for contact tracing purposes,” she said in a statement.

“For good measure, we added a holographic sticker with a unique code that cannot be replicated or forged. It only becomes visible under blue light,” she added.

Binay said Makati City had earlier seen the potential of the card as a game-changer through easing travel restrictions, and promoting freedom of movement of fully-vaccinated individuals.

“We knew from the start that COVID-19 vaccination cards would become an essential part of our daily lives. We wanted to do it right the first time, so we came up with a card that is both functional and reliable,” she said.

The security features embedded in the city-issued vaccination cards make them highly reliable as a vaccine passport, Binay said.

“I can assure you that you need not worry when a Makatizen, that is a resident or an employee of a Makati-based company or establishment, bearing our vaccination card, visits your place,” the mayor said.