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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-02196
Asked by: Annie Wells, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 11 August 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that some people who have received their second COVID-19 vaccination on or after 22 July 2021 have experienced delays in their online vaccination status certificate being updated.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 14 September 2021


Answer

There are no specific delays recorded affecting the updating of online vaccination status on or after 22 July 2021.

Currently there is an interim solution to provide access to vaccination status for those who need it for international travel. It is only designed to be in place for a short period of time and we are focussing all our efforts on developing a digital Covid Status Certificates App ready for the end of September this year. This long-term solution will have accessible options for those who need them.

We have made vaccination records available to Scottish citizens who have been vaccinated in Scotland should they be required for entry into another country. It is possible for an individual vaccinated in England and Scotland to obtain a letter from each.

We currently advise people to check the requirements of entry into another country, which can be found on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) website: Foreign travel advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) . If individuals are in any doubt as to what will be accepted, we recommend checking with the country they are travelling to.

For further details, anyone can call the National Helpline on 0800 030 8013.