Public Health inundated with requests for vaccination verification

Department of Public Health and Social Services (PNC file photo)

As more people get vaccinated and travel starts to open up proof of vaccination is becoming more and more important.

As travel begins to open up across the world different jurisdictions have developed different protocols to slow and contain the spread of covid.

Proof of vaccination is becoming more important.

For Guam, verification of a covid vaccination can be obtained at Public Health.

Guam Public Health spokesperson Janela Carrera spoke with Newstalk K57’s Patti Arroyo and said the immunization program office has been inundated with requests.

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“With the travel quarantine, we ask for 10 days advanced notice. For the verification of COVID-19 status, we ask for five to seven days. This is really just a request. If you are asking within three and four days, we can accommodate your request. But really, five to seven days is something we’re asking because it will help us to process that request a lot more efficiently,” Carrera said.

According to Carrera, when you get your vaccine, you get that little card from the CDC or the place where you received your vaccine.

“And that card alone shows you’ve received your COVID-19 vaccine, whether your first or second dose in the case of Pfizer or Moderna, or the one dose with Johnson and Johnson. But that card alone could be subject to fraud, and so…and we’re not the only locale or jurisdiction that’s doing this,” Carrera said.

The verification comes in the form of a letter with a stamp.