The generation of EU COVID Certificates for people vaccinated with a booster dose has been suspended and will be available in two weeks. Until then, people vaccinated with the full dose can use the existing certificate, which is still valid, the e-Health Center reported on Friday.
The e-Health Center suspended the generation of the EU Covid Certificate (UCC) for a booster dose for 14 days, regardless of the primary cycle vaccination (Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Moderna, J&J), for 14 days.
“Primary vaccination certificates are still valid and can be downloaded again” – it was assured.
The e-Health Center informed that the patient, after a booster dose, should receive UCC from the primary vaccination on request. “We also encourage all people who go for a booster vaccination to download their current EU Covid Certificate from the Internet Patient Account (patient.gov.pl)” – emphasized.
According to the announcement, in two weeks’ time it is planned to launch a functionality on the Internet Patient Account (IKP) that allows to download UCC for both the full primary vaccination and the UCC for the booster dose.
In the case of people after vaccination with a two-dose preparation: Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Moderna, from December 3 this year, for the next two weeks, people after vaccination with a booster dose (after basic vaccination with a two-dose preparation), on request, at the vaccination center, will receive a printout of the EU Covid Certificate confirming admission full dose of vaccination.
The e-Health Center informed that the UCC is still valid and can be used, for example, when traveling abroad. However, in two weeks’ time on the Internet Patient Account, such persons will find both certificates: issued after full vaccination and issued after a booster dose, which will be valid immediately after vaccination (the person who took the booster dose already has acquired immunity through an earlier full course) .
On the other hand, in the case of persons vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson with a booster dose (after basic vaccination with a single-dose preparation of J&J), patients will receive, upon request, at the vaccination center a printout of the EU Covid Certificate confirming receipt of the full dose of the primary vaccination. This UCC is still important and can be used, for example, when traveling abroad. In two weeks’ time, such persons will find both certificates on the Internet Patient Account: issued after full vaccination and issued after a booster dose, which will be valid after 14 days from the date of vaccination.
The e-Health Center reminded that the EU Covid Certificate is valid in all EU Member States, as well as in: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand , North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, Great Britain and the Vatican.
At the same time, it warned that due to the dynamic epidemiological situation, both Member States and third countries that joined the UCC system may introduce individual restrictions in the field of public health and restrictions in cross-border traffic.
Therefore, you should always check the current requirements set by a given country provided by local institutions or contact them individually. Current travel rules for EU Member States can be found on the Re-open EU website. In the case of third countries, one should individually check official sources of information on the Internet or contact their diplomatic representations “- reported. (PAP)
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