[ UPDATE 08/04/2022 11:00 ]: Apple now allows you to add MySejahtera vaccine records to Apple Wallet as a verified vaccination card. Here’s how.
iOS 15.4 has brought a couple of new features including the ability to add EU digital vaccination certificate in Apple Wallet. Although the feature isn’t supported for Malaysia, the folks at Lowyat.net have discovered that you can still add your COVID-19 vaccination record to Apple Health.
This can potentially serve as a secondary way for iPhone users to show proof of vaccination. While it can’t support Apple Wallet just yet, you can still access the records through the Apple Health app.
How to add COVID-19 vaccine record to Apple Health?
To add your vaccine record, first, you’ll need to update your iPhone to the latest iOS 15.4. Since you are required to scan the QR code, you’ll also need another phone or device to show your COVID-19 vaccine QR code. Unfortunately, you can’t use the default Photo app’s Live Text feature to recognise QR codes from screenshots. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the printed PDF copy of your vaccine certificate.
Here’s a step by step process:
1. Launch your iPhone camera app and scan the QR code. Take note that you’ll have to scan the code one by one.
2. A yellow pop-up should appear with the label “COVID-19 vaccination”. Tap on it and you should see a page asking you to Add your vaccination record to Wallet and Health.
3. Click “Add to Wallet & Health”.
4. A warning “Unable to Add to Wallet” should appear, but you can ignore it by clicking Done.
5. Repeat the steps for all your vaccine doses including your booster.
6. To view your vaccine record, launch the Apple Health app, go to “Browse” and scroll down to “Health Records”. You should find Immunisations that contain the records for all vaccine shots.
For each record, it contains the name of the vaccine, as well as your full name, date of birth, and date of vaccine dose administered. According to the app, the record can’t be added to the Wallet as it has not been verified. This is something that the Ministry of Health should look into if it wants to enable Apple’s Health ecosystem as a valid proof of vaccination. At the moment, MySejahtera is still the default and primary way to show proof of vaccination.
Have you added your COVID-19 vaccine record to Apple Health? Let us know in the comments below.
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