COVID-19: Saudi Arabia launches “Health Passport” for vaccinated people
Saudi Arabia’s Health Minister, Dr. Tawfiq al-Rabiah, announced on Thursday the launch of digital “Health Passport” for those who completed two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The “Health Passport” is developed by the Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence (SDAIA).
In a joint press conference with the minister of health, the head of the SDAIA, Dr Abdullah Sharaf, said the “Health Passport” would be issued on the “Tawakkalna” application automatically “within seconds” after a person receives the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The health ministry said the “Health Passport” would help the authorities identify those who received the vaccine.
The minister called on everyone to receive the vaccine and said that more vaccination centres will soon be open throughout the Kingdom.