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Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

Hot off the press is an update to the Service Victoria app, where you can add your vaccination status to the app, and show your status to the venue where you’ve checked in. You need either the Medicare Express app or a MyGov account.

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle Done, thank you. Clunky experience thought. Not unexpected, really.

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle Great timing! Today's the two week mark since my second dose, so clearly they were holding back this update specifically for me 🤣

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle I'm trying to see how these app extensions are different from being able to add the certificate to Apple/Android wallet, which has been available through the Medicare Express app for quite a while.

Unless it's just a move to get everything in one place.

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@grumpysmiffy I think there are two forces at work here. One is that everyone knows that the PDF and wallet certificates can be faked. Two is that it streamlines certificate checking for venues that actually do want to admit only probably vaccinated people.

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle @grumpysmiffy and seriously WTF?

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@ajft @grumpysmiffy Is that a four year old outage notice?

(I don’t know much about navigating MHR; I opted out.)

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle @grumpysmiffy I guess so. Brought up the Svc Vic app, the "Add cert. via myGov" takes you to your browser to try and login, login to myGov & I got this error message telling me that My Health Record will not be available 8-11pm... Saturday 3 June 2017

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@ajft @grumpysmiffy Well that’s weird. I didn’t get that this morning.

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle @grumpysmiffy tried again ten minutes later & can login, now I have to enable the full MHR & all the "consent to upload & centralize health info" about me just to see my own vax status :(

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@ajft @grumpysmiffy No, you should not need to enable My Health Record. Linking Medicare to Mygov is sufficient.

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle @grumpysmiffy I think I've linked Medicare to MyGov now, then hit the magic button to "share my vax" and it tells me I need to follow the prompts on Svc Vic. Go back to Svc Vic. app and ... surprise... there are no prompts

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@ajft @grumpysmiffy You’ve updated Service Vic to the version released this morning?

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle @grumpysmiffy yep, started from Svc Vic. it has a button that launches MyGod, login to MyGov and link medicaer, then push button to "share vax back to Svc Vic" instructions are to then follow instructions on svc vic, svc vic has no instructions and then barfs

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@ajft @grumpysmiffy I reckon it might have got DDoS’d.

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

around and around a few more times and woohoo, I've now done it. I'm sure an IT literate person would have taken less than 70minutes

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

Grrrr, I'd forgotten that medicare was of the american view that thou must have one and only one middle initial

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle @grumpysmiffy hahaha, are we having fun yet?

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle @grumpysmiffy hahahahahahahaha hit submit, *boom*, the error message from 2017 appears again

Covid, Victoria, Services Vic checkin app 

@futzle ours, NSW, is a week away apparently. Hope it's as fancy as yours

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