The National Department of Health says more than 800 000 people have already downloaded their vaccination certificates.

This follows the launch of vaccination certificates by the Health Department last week, which allows people to access their vaccination certificates on the department’s website.

Health Department’s Milani Wolmaraans refutes claims that the vaccine certificate will be used to disadvantage those who did not vaccinate.

“From the National Department of Health’s perspective, we provide the vaccination and we are providing people with proof of vaccination. So every different business and parties can make their own rules around how they would allow people entry and that is up to them in terms of how they want to implement those rules.”

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