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What Information goes into a QR Code?
A vaccination certificate is a proof that a person has received the shot to protect them from an infectious disease such as COVID-19 or the flu. We have given below the type of information (mandatory and optional) that should be there in a QR code-based COVID-19 vaccination certificate, as specified by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Requirement status for proof of vaccination
DDCC label
DIVOC label
Description and definition
Data type/format
Examples
Mandatory
Name
recipientName
The full name of the vaccinated person.
String
John Tom Brown
Mandatory
Date of birth
recipientDOB
The vaccinated person's date of birth (DOB) if known. If unknown, use the assigned DOB for administrative purposes.
Date
1998-01-05
Mandatory
Unique identifier (primary identifier of the beneficiary)
preEnrollmentCode
Unique identifier for the vaccinated person, according to the policies applicable in each country. There can be more than one unique identifier used to link records (example: national ID, health ID, immunisation information system ID, and medical record ID). All the certificate IDs will be linked to the beneficiary's preEnrollmentCode.
UUID
Optional
recipientIdentity
To be used only if there is a need to share/print an additional national ID. By default, it is set as 'null' in DIVOC's case. The above field covers this as well.
Alpha number
Driving license
Optional
Sex
recipientGender
Documentation of a specific instance of sex information for the vaccinated person.
Male/female/other
Optional
recipientMobileNumber
Numeric
18767778888
Mandatory
Vaccine type or prophylaxis
Need to incorporate in the payload.
Generic description of the vaccine or vaccine sub-type, such as COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, HPV vaccine.
Coding - ICD 11
Mandatory
Vaccine brand
vaccinationName
The brand or trade name used to refer to the vaccine received.
String
Pfizer
Optional
Vaccine manufacturer
vaccinationManufacturer
Name of the manufacturer of the vaccine received, such as Serum institute of India, or AstraZeneca. If the vaccine manufacturer is unknown, a market authorisation holder is needed.
String
ABC company
Optional
Vaccine market authorisation holder
Name of the market authorisation holder of the vaccine received. If the market authorisation holder is unknown, a vaccine manufacturer is required. This is needed only if the manufacturer is not listed in the WHO EUL (Emergency Use Listing Procedure) list.
String
Mandatory
Vaccine batch number
vaccinationBatch
Batch number or lot number of the vaccine.
String
4121Z104
Mandatory
Date of vaccination
vaccinationDate
Date on which the vaccine was administered.
Date
2021-11-30
Mandatory
Dose number
vaccinationDose
Vaccine dose number.
Quantity
1, 2
Mandatory
Total doses
vaccinationTotalDoses
Total expected doses as defined by a member state's care plan and immunisation programme policies.
Quantity
For Pfizer and BioNTech, the total expected doses are two.
Mandatory
Country of vaccination
facilityCountry
The country where a person was vaccinated.
Code
JAM = Jamaica
Optional
Administering centre
facilityName
The name or identifier of the vaccination facility responsible for administering the vaccination.
String
Falmouth Health Centre
Optional
Health worker identifier
vaccinatorName/ID
If the country does not have a national identifier, you can share the name of the vaccinator.
ID
National ID of the vaccinator
Optional
Disease or agent targeted
Available as a certificate header and not as a data element in the current certificate API payload.
Name of the disease vaccinated against (such as COVID-19). We recommend that you can have it as a data element within the payload.
Coding
Certificate header: COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate.
Optional
Due date of the next dose
Only implemented for India.
Date - YYYYMM/DD
Mandatory
Certificate issuer
Issuer (available in the output)
The authority or authorised organisation that issued the vaccination certificate.
String
Ministry of Health & Wellness, Jamaica
Mandatory
Health certificate identifier
Certificate ID (available in the output)
Unique identifier used to associate the vaccination status represented in a paper vaccination card.
ID
378855845
Optional
Certificate valid from
vaccinationEffectiveStart
Date on which the certificate became valid. No health or clinical inferences should be made from this date.
Date
2021-11-30
Optional
Certificate valid to
vaccinationEffectiveEnd
Last date on which the certificate is valid. No health or clinical inferences should be made from this date.
Date
2022-11-30
Optional
Certificate schema version
Only if schema versions are maintained.
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