We’re definitely on the road to reaching herd immunity! Just two days ago, it was announced that 38% of our population have been fully vaccinated with 81.3% of the Klang Valley having received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Now, as the vaccination rate shows an upward trend, it is extremely crucial for the government to upgrade the system that identifies the vaccination status of Malaysians in the midst of opening up dine-in services to fully vaccinated individuals. In this case, it’s the MySejahtera application.
Recently, the government has released a mobile application designed to verify the authenticity of digital health certificates. Of course, this is a necessary tool with the emergence of fake digital certificates being sold online!
This application, called, Vaccine Certificate Verifier, was released a few days before the rollout of a new update for MySejahtera — largely impacting the digital vaccination certificate. However, this update is only available for iOS and Huawei devices as of now.
In the previous MySejahtera version, the QR code can be scanned by any generic QR reader and would lead you to a version of the digital vaccination certificate that is hosted on the Ministry of Health’s website.
In the recent version, however, you would need to have the Vaccine Certificate Verifier Application installed to process the new QR format. Albeit this, the QR code could still be read by a generic QR reader!
Since this update has been relatively new, it would mean that there would be a few technical glitches. One of it has been pointed out by a Twitter user, @bytebot who stated that there is a QR code for dose 3 of the vaccine. The only issue with that was the fact that instead of stipulating Dose 3 of 3, the application showed Dose 3 of 2! The redesign indeed looks cool, though.
How cool is this, dose 3 of 2 @my_sejahtera
Also, nice new redesign of the vaccine certificate pic.twitter.com/ffU2SehLjb
— Colin Charles (@bytebot) August 22, 2021
Nevertheless, for Android devices, this update might appear a tad bit late but let’s just wait for it, patiently. It’s great knowing that these updates are being administered to prevent the circulation of fake digital certificates from being sold.