Starting Monday, the Cuban government will enable a digital certificate of vaccination against covid-19. He emphasized this on Friday. Miguel Diaz-Canelafter it was made public this Thursday by the Minister of Public Health, Jose Angel Portal Mirandaat the daily meeting on the control of the pandemic.
It is an “important step in the transformation of this sector, which calls for a revolution in the digitization of all its processes,” the president said in a tweet.
As Portal Miranda explained the day before, the virtual card will be launched on February 14, in an “initial stage” that could be considered “as a test”, and will be available in the ministry website. Users will be able to download the document on their mobile phones and print the vaccination certificates.
The minister said that those who cannot access their document, “because they are not yet ready due to some delays that are accumulating in several territories,” should go to the health centers that correspond to them “to request the digitization of it.”
The platform has been developed by a team from the University of Informatics Sciences and took digital passports from other countries as a reference, the Cuban government reported last year when it announced the idea.
In a recent report, Archivo Cuba assures that there is a possibility that the regime will obtain the next “emergency approval” from the WHO “for at least one and up to three of its vaccines.”
The authorities assure that “the digitalization of the immunization process already covers around 80% of the population vaccinated with the complete scheme.”
According to official figures, 88% of the 11.2 million inhabitants of the Island, including almost two million children between the ages of 2 and 18, have received the complete immunization schedule with some of the Cuban formulas Soberana 02, Abdala and Soberana Plus, and some 5.1 million people have received the booster dose.
They are drugs, however, still without the recognition of the World Health Organization (WHO) that is required in other countries to validate the digital certificate of vaccination. The WHO list of vaccines that are being evaluated around the world indicates that they have not even received the pertinent information about the Cuban women.
In a recent report, Cuba Archive He assures that there is a possibility that the regime will obtain the next “emergency approval” from the WHO “for at least one and up to three of its vaccines”.
“It is not clear how far the vaccine candidates are from being approved by the WHO, since the information in official Cuban media is scarce and contradictory,” the Miami-based NGO argues in its report, “so a sudden announcement long before than expected would be in line with the modus operandi from Cuba”.
If approval is granted by the international organization, says Archivo Cuba, “the number of potential buyers willing to buy these vaccines will probably grow considerably,” which, they denounce, “would greatly strengthen the Cuban dictatorship.”
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