The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine certification process is complete. The Ministry is now ready to issue official COVID-19 vaccine certificates to individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine certificate can be presented to authorities where there is need for proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. The certificate will be issued as a digital copy, which can be saved and presented digitally or printed into a hardcopy, as and when such may be required.
Individuals who were fully vaccinated, meaning those that have received two doses of the
AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, are eligible to obtain their COVID-19 certificate. The certificate will be generated through the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 electronic vaccine (e-vaccine) registry. This e-vaccine registry is an electronic system containing
records of each person who has received a COVID-19 vaccine. Each individual vaccine record has been assigned a Unique Identifier (Unique ID) called an EPI number. The EPI number for each record is different; hence, each EPI number belongs to only one individual in the system. This EPI number will be used to generate the COVID-19 certificate. Individuals who have been fully vaccinated will receive their EPI number through an SMS from the Ministry of Health.
In order to generate the certificate, an individual will be required to go to the official Ministry of Health COVID-19 website: https://covid19.health.gov.mw/. On the home page, there is a link to the COVAX dashboard. The link to the COVAX dashboard will take them to the COVID-19 vaccine certification space. An individual will enter their EPI number and then generate the COVID-19 vaccine certificate. The system will only generate certificates for records that have been validated by the Expanded Programme for Immunization officials who will coordinate all enquiries for the vaccine certification.
The Ministry of Health is keen to make this a smooth and easy process. If, after you receive your EPI number through SMS, you are experiencing any challenges generating your certificate, you can contact the Ministry toll free number 929.