Aussies are being encouraged to link their Medicare to their myGov accounts, ahead of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
Doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be handed out from Monday to select Aussies, however, the bulk of the population won’t be vaccinated until mid-year.
In preparation, we’re all being asked to link up our digital government services – particularly myGov and Medicare – so that we can easily access our vaccination certification.
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Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert says it will be vital for Aussies to be able to prove they’ve been vaccinated in the future.
“The Morrison Government is getting on with the vaccine rollout so we’re asking Australians to be vaccination-ready and link their digital services today,’ Minister Robert said.
“Services Australia has been putting in the work to ensure government services are simple, respectful, transparent and helpful – so we have supercharged myGov and we have state-of-the-art cybersecurity in place to protect the Australian Immunisation Register.’
“Linking your myGov and Medicare digital accounts is a simple step you can take right now that will help you and your family be ready for a vaccinated Australia,” he said.
Services Australia data shows around 19.7 million myGov accounts exist, but only about half of those have been linked to Medicare.