Vaccination certs secured by blockchain technology


KUALA LUMPUR: Both Malaysia and Singapore’s digital vaccination certificates are secured by blockchain technology and come with a traceability feature that tells the exact batch of the vaccine vials used for inoculation, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

“The interoperability between the digital certification systems used in both countries will be crucial, especially when taking into account standards set by the World Health Organisation, International Air Transport Association, as well as other countries, ” said the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister.

(Blockchain is a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system.)

Khairy, also the coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, posted this on his Facebook page on matters discussed during his meeting with visiting Singapore Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan in Putrajaya on Tuesday.

The two ministers also discussed their respective national immunisation plans and the exchange of best practices, and the reopening of borders with health certificates recognised by both nations.

Dr Balakrishnan is on a two-day working visit to Malaysia as part of a regional tour that includes Brunei and Indonesia.

On Tuesday, he also called on Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and met his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who is also Defence Minister.

Yesterday, Dr Balakrishnan

met Senior Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, who is also International Trade and Industry Minister. — Bernama

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