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    Date: 2022-09-29 09:01:20.726138


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change surname of vax certificate

Requested from DOH by J. Javier at 09:01 AM on Sep 29, 2022.
Purpose: travel purpose
Date of Coverage: 09/29/2022 - 09/29/2022
Tracking no: #DOH-097557035666

Javier 09:01 AM, Sep 29, 2022

Hi! I would like to request to correct the surname in my Covid-19 Vaccination card. The name listed is Joanna Marie Arambulo (my husband’s surname) since they copied it from my medical records. But my present name is my maiden name , Joanna Marie Javier. I will be needing the correct card for my vaxcert for travel purposes because in my passport use my maiden name.

Place of vaccination for both 1st & 2nd dose: 
Metro Manila, Quezon City
Name: Joanna Marie Arambulo
Date of birth: 08/02/93
Sex: Female
Date of 1st dose: 08/09/2021
Date of 2nd dose: 09/06/2021

Receiving Officer 12:40 PM, Sep 29, 2022

September 29, 2022

Dear Joanna Marie,

Thank you for your request dated Sep 29, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for change surname of vax certificate.

We received your request on Sep 29, 2022 and will respond on or before Oct 20, 2022 09:01:20 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #DOH-097557035666.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

Maker 10:52 AM, Oct 03, 2022

October 3, 2022

Dear Joanna Marie Javier,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 29, 2022 09:01:20 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for change surname of vax certificate.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. 

Please be informed that the encoding of
vaccination records is done by the concerned
vaccination center. The vaccination record may
have been incorrectly encoded in the Vaccination
Information Management System (VIMS) by the
vaccination center.
Kindly coordinate with the LGU where you
received your vaccination and request for
assistance to correct your vaccination record and
For further assistance, you may call the Vax Cert
Customer service Hotline. Here are the contact
Tel. No.: (02) 8876-1488
Email Address:
Thank you.

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