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Covid-19: the launch of the vaccination certificate, the first step towards the health pass

2021-05-03T20:43:06.443Z

Since Monday, people vaccinated against Covid-19 have received a certificate that they can register in TousAntiCovid. Aujou



This Monday, May 3 in the morning, his patients came out after their injection with a paper flanked by a QR code to be scanned, thanks to his phone, on the TousAntiCovid application, to certify their vaccination against Covid-19.

"They were super happy, this is a real official document, some even asked me if I could take out the sheet for their spouse vaccinated last week", explains Dr Jimmy Mohamed, doctor and health columnist.

Announced, “certified” vaccination certificates are now launched… but what are they used for?

“Today, not much, recognizes the general practitioner.

But tomorrow, I hope they will allow us to resume a semblance of normal life!

"

Vaccination certificates certified with QR code are coming!

Then scan on AntiCovid!

The health pass is gradually being implemented and this is good news.

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- Dr Jimmy Mohamed ⭐️⭐️ (@Dr_moji) May 3, 2021

“This is the vaccination brick of the future health pass,” confirms the head of Health Insurance, Thomas Fatôme.

Vaccinees who wish to can scan and store their document in the application which has been downloaded by fifteen million French people and have it just a click away.

Avoid fraud and forgery

A first step in the implementation of the "digital green certificate", voted by the European Parliament on April 28, to be able - normally from mid-June - to travel more easily in the Member States of the European Union.

Even beyond.

"We are going to negotiate with partners, such as the Americans, bilateral agreements which make it possible to go to some, to others," Minister of Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari assured LCI on Monday.

President Emmanuel Macron himself said he wanted to introduce this pass for certain sporting or festive events, but also fairs or exhibitions.

For the time being, however, there is no question of imposing it in bars and restaurants.

“There is a double aspect: the resumption of economic activity and the control of the epidemic and the variants.

But beware, health pass does not mean absolute protection, ”notes Professor Emmanuel Rusch, president of the Covid-19 Control and Liaison Committee, which provides advice on the digital tools put in place during the health crisis.

Another challenge: to ensure more reliable certificates, less falsifiable than papers in the open air.

“The document carries unique, certified information.

It prevents fraud and responds to a logic of security, ”points out the Director General of Health Insurance Thomas Fatôme.

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The application must also make it possible to record proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, or even of a recovery from Covid-19. "This last point still raises questions, because we do not yet know precisely the duration of protection in the event of a first infection", notes Emmanuel Rusch. And as one question always hides another, the public health specialist spells out others: will the past concern children? What confidentiality system will be put in place so as not to reveal our health data? It evokes a system of green, orange or red light. A color to indicate our status against the virus.

Source: leparis

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