After getting both doses of COVID-19 vaccinations, people in Australia can now add their certificates in their Wallet app on iPhones. Publisher “Tap Down Under” notes that digital certificates of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccinations can be saved on iPhone via the Medicare app’s “Add to Apple Wallet” option. This feature will make it easy for people to preserve the vaccination card from wear and tear of regular use and will make it easier to show when traveling.
Add COVID-19 vaccination certificate in iPhone’s Wallet App
In iOS 14.5 beta code, it was discovered that Apple was working on a new financial health feature for the Wallet app. As per the report, iPhone users can add digital certificates easily.
The Australian digital certificate is official proof of COVID-19 vaccination should it become needed domestically or for travel, and is separate from any other immunizations the individual may have received. The certificate is similar to digital passes generated by some other government apps, such as the UK’s NHS COVID pass scheme.
Download and install the Medicare app on your phone, and log in with your myGov account if you haven’t already
From the main menu, tap on ‘Immunisation History’. Similar to the web option above, this time you’ll tap on ‘View COVID-19 digital certificate which will bring up your certificate, something a little fancier than a PDF (with an animated coat of arms).
At the WWDC 21 event, Apple announced new updates coming to the Wallet app with the release of iOS 15 in the Fall. Users will be able to add digital keys for hotels, homes, work, and identity cards in participating states in the United States. The company is working with TSA to accept digital IDs at airports. And to ensure that only the owner of the ID cards adds them to their app, Apple is working on a selfie verification system.