Covid-19: My Vaccine Passes to be discontinued in December – Stuff

If you updated your My Vaccine Pass earlier in the year, you may – or may not – have noticed they’re set to expire shortly.
Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) has advised that instead of updating these once more, My Vaccine Pass will be discontinued from December.
Back in September, Cabinet removed a number of the remaining Covid-19 vaccine mandates, and earlier this month agreed that the vaccine pass be discontinued from next month, interim director, prevention, Astrid Koornneef​ said.
The requirement to show and check for proof of vaccination using a My Vaccine Pass was scrapped on April 4, and was removed from relevant Covid-19 orders at the same time, Koornneef said.
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Prior to that, it was a requirement for vaccine passes to be used to access certain events and venues, including hospitality and close-proximity businesses such as hairdressers and gyms, after being part of daily life for many for four months.
At that stage, the Government advised that businesses and venues could continue to use these if they chose to.
Now that the passes are being discontinued, other vaccination documentation will still be available – including the My Vaccine Record and the International Travel Certificate.
People can still get a copy of their Covid-19 vaccine records through My Covid Record online if they choose, and are also able to download an International Travel Certificate if needed.
International Travel Certificates can be renewed at any time, and will have a 12-month expiry from the date of issue, Koornneef said.
Ministry of Health data shows 90.2% of those over the age of 12 have completed their primary course (two doses) of Covid-19 vaccination.
Just shy of three-quarters (73.2%) of eligible people 18+ have received their first booster, the ministry data shows.
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