5 Step guide to getting proof of your vaccination certificate

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Ready to enjoy today’s “freedoms”? If you don’t want to bother with a print-out vaccination certificate to restaurants and shoping centres, you’ll have to do it another way. The good news is that if you’re fully vaccinated, you can add your Covid-19 digital certificate to your phone in about five minutes.

Step one: log in to your Mygov account (on your phone, that part’s important)
Find your Mygov login details, and log yourself into the website on your phone. (Make sure it’s your phone, otherwise, you won’t be able to add it to your phone.)

Step two: find your Medicare card (or equivalent)
If you don’t have Medicare or aren’t eligible for it. Use Mygov to link to an Individual Healthcare Identifiers (IHI) service instead. (Here’s how to get an IHI.)

Step three: link your Medicare to your Mygov
If you’ve already done this before you can skip this step. But if you haven’t, it’s really easy. There’s a “quick links” section on the Mygov homepage linking to Medicare. Follow the steps, input the information it asks for, and you’ll be set up within minutes.

Step four: click on “proof of Covid-19 vaccination” then add it to your phone
Back on the Mygov homepage, click on the “proof of Covid-19 vaccination” link in the quick-links section. Once you click through, you’ll be able to view either your full immunisation history or you can click “view Covid-19 digital certificate” (as a PDF). Under this, you’ll have the option to add it to your Apple Wallet if you use an iPhone, or to Google Pay if you’re with Android. Click that and you’re good to go.

Step five: enjoy your fully vaccinated freedoms
It’s been a long slog. Be safe and enjoy spending time with your friends and family.

Still confused? Visit Service NSW.

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