Aussies can save their vaccination cards via Google Pay

Aug 6, 2021
Apps, Google, Mobile Computing

Google Pay has announced that all users who have an existing Google Pay account can now save a copy of their certificate on the app. This means that they will have it on hand and readily available to show at any public places such as restaurants to prove their status.

The world is slowly starting to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic that affected the globe. With the rise in restrictions in public spaces, the app certainly makes it more convenient to save your vaccination information.

A similar feature was already rolled out to US citizens in June when Google updated the Passes API. This update allowed developers affiliated with healthcare organizations and agencies to develop a digital card that can then be used to demonstrate a person's vaccination status. Australians can also log into the Medicare website after receiving their second dose and view their digital certificate online.

Aussies can save their vaccination cards via Google Pay

Google Pay will display all relevant information, such as the type of vaccine received and when the vaccine was administered. This data is stored internally on your Android device, so you don't need to worry about saving it on some Google server somewhere. You'll also need to input the password, pin, and biometrical data associated with your device when you want to access your certificate. This adds greater security and privacy to the data.

Another benefit of this feature from Google Pay is that users will be able to access their vaccination certificate at any time. This includes if they are in an area with no Wi-Fi connection or if they are out of mobile data.

Closing words

It's nice to see some technology giants taking things seriously and making it easier for users to do the responsible thing in a recovering world. We hope that Google Pay will continue rolling out this feature to more countries in the near future.

Aussies can save their vaccination cards via Google Pay
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Aussies can save their vaccination cards via Google Pay
Google is making it easier for Australian citizens to access the vaccination certificate on their Android devices thanks to Google Pay.
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  1. JonSnow said on August 11, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    This is nothing…Apple is adding an option for everyone to have their Drivers License/Passport on the iPhone and States are getting ready to make this possible.

  2. Anonymous said on August 8, 2021 at 10:02 am

    GAWD….some people are really only here to complain about anything these days. they seem to complain about any article Shaun writes. Keep up the good work Shaun.

    in regards to the pandemic, some people will moan and complain about everything. if the Governments of countries did nothing they would complain, governments doing something like trying to save lives and encourage people to take the vaccines they complain. Some people it seems are just never happy.

    In the USA the republicans were complaining that tRump and he’s administration was responsible for the vaccines and that he didn’t get the recognition and praise for it. now that the Biden Administration took over they refuse to take it…such double standards.

    Some people just to do want to see any good in anything…sad…we live in a world of people looking for something to be upset about.

  3. Tancred said on August 7, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Are you gullible enough to trust Google (or any tech giant) with that info?

  4. Vic said on August 7, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    “This data is stored internally on your Android device, so you don’t need to worry about saving it on some Google server somewhere”.

    As long as a Google app like GPay has access to the file in order to display it inside the app, you can’t be sure that document doesn’t end up being sent to Google. Remember, Google scans every attachment that gets sent through Gmail, so they are completely untrustworthy when it comes to user privacy. Of course, anyone who uses GPay is already screwed in terms of privacy, so they’re not going to lose much by allowing Google to also have a look at their vaccination certificate.

  5. Walter said on August 7, 2021 at 11:56 am

    @Shaun: and you are buiyin this shitshow!!??? Really? Fucking shit!!!!

    Start with this: the pcr test cannot detect infections! it is not intended to diagnose diseases! (Karry Mullis)

    Think about it!

    1. DrKnow said on August 8, 2021 at 4:47 pm

      @ Walter
      Nonsense, Kary Mullis said no such thing. Check you facts before repeating non-sense posted by others.

      A pcr test is designed to detect the DNA of Covid-19 in a swab.

  6. Gerard said on August 7, 2021 at 10:30 am

    So Google, aka Data Robbers Inc., can know even more about the sucke.., oops, their users?

  7. Anonymous said on August 7, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Never comply with criminal demands and if forced in to defend yourself with physical force remember that YOUR life has greater value than ANY criminal scum.

  8. Fred said on August 7, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Wonderful sunshine, excellent surf, stunning beaches, beautiful gum trees and wattle, people don’t carry guns, fantastic fruit and veges, best steak in the world, magnificent wine, beer and whisky, kookaburras laughing in your garden, wallabies in the nearby bush, pleasant humorous accent, strong sense of community, our third Olympic Games in 2032, stable democratic monarchy under Queen Elizabeth II, . . . Where the bloody hell are you?

    1. Anonymous said on August 7, 2021 at 11:24 am

      Where the bloody hell am I. In bloody lockdown, appreciating the break away from bloody extroverts.

  9. Me said on August 6, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Great comment, thanks!
    I’m glad to see not everyone here became an obedient sheep.
    I was a bit worried when I read the title, then disappointed when reading the article, then desperate with the closing words…

  10. ULBoom said on August 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Are Aussies that stupid? (Answer: No)

    Where’s the link between Google Anything and a Vax Card? Same as linking Google to your foot because you already have a foot you can show anyone you please.

    Google goes global trolling for suckers all the time. Why Australia? They must be really mad at Rupert Murdock.

  11. Anonymous said on August 6, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    You know what else Aussies can do? Get arrested in their homes for not wearing masks…


    They also need permission from the federal government to leave the country…

    East Berlin, anyone?????

    1. Anonymous said on August 6, 2021 at 10:10 pm

      I omitted the positive advice in the previous post. If anyone needs to travel overseas, IATA has Timatic Widget to help navigate the world’s restrictions confusion.

      When and if you make it into a different country, different restrictions may apply for localized travel.

      If If you want to know why restrictions apply, start your research here:

    2. Anonymous said on August 6, 2021 at 9:47 pm
    3. Jan.H said on August 6, 2021 at 9:09 pm

      Because we are heading into a totalitarian control state, worldwide aka One World Government, New World Order. No just thing as a Pandemie. They use that as a excuse to slowly take more and more rights away from the working slave class. The mask is just a muzzle showing your compliance. I never wore one, same as everyone i know until now we should be all died but ofcourse, nothing happens because there is no Pandemie. But before i get called a stupid “conspiracy theorist” because people lost critical and own thinking and clearly lost their minds and really thing whats going in is normal and because of a Pandemie i better shut my mouth. They will realize soon enough whats happening but than it will be to late. The Book “Orwell 1984” is worth a read. :)

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