THE Covid-19 Task Force Davao has called on the public to report individuals who are charging them for the printing of vaccination certificates.

In an interview on the Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) on November 30, 2022, Dr. Michelle Schlosser, Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson, reminded Dabawenyos that the vaccination certificate is free after a netizen reported that he was charged and scammed for having it printed by someone else.

“Tungod daw na down ang system karun sa VaxCert Davao daghan na kaayo gakatag na vaxcert assistance daw kuno. Labi na katong mga naay problema sa VaxCert like not found ang record. Naga-assist daw sila kuno with pay sya P380, pero scam ra diay (Some of them are saying that the VaxCert Davao system is down. As a result, some have taken advantage of this, charging and scamming others with P380. They also took advantage of those whose names cannot be found in the system),” netizen Kcire Villareal said during an interview on DCDR.

Schlosser clarified that when the vaccination certificate system is down, which can only be accessed from the Safe Davao QR (DQR), no one should be able to access your information.

“Dapat wala’y maka-print, wala’y maka-log-in gyud ato, so, nganong nag-rush man? Therefore, naa gyud scam nahitabo (Nobody should be able to print or access the system, so why are they rushing it? Therefore, it's a scam),” Schlosser said.

“Wala’y bayad ang serbisyo nga ginahatag sa locality sa Davao labi na gyud ang mga vaccination activities nato and Covid-19 related services kahit piso (All Covid-19-related services, especially the vaccination activities, that is offered by Davao City are free),” she said.

She added that Dabawenyos may claim their vaccination certificate at vaccination hubs in Abreeza, SM Malls, and Gaisano Malls in Davao City.

Schlosser reminded Dabawenyos to be wary of people attempting to scam them.

“Ayaw gyud i-allow nga ma-scam mo kay pwede man gud nga naay naga-take advantage sa inyuhang mga needs nga mga tao (Don’t let other people take advantage or scam you, especially when you are in need). Please be vigilant,” she said. KSD