Covid vaccination
Society 05/08/2021

Health Dpt enables a system for those vaccinated abroad to obtain covid certificate

Citizens will have to go to their Health Centre to certify they have the full schedule

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A health worker vaccinating in an archive image.

BarcelonaThe Department of Health has launched a system so that from this Thursday people who have been vaccinated abroad can prove that they have the full schedule and obtain their vaccination certificate of vaccination. This was announced on Catalunya Ràdio by the head of the Public Health Agency's Preventive Medicine service, Montse Martínez Marcos, who explained citizens have been vaccinated outside Catalonia or Spain can go to their Primary Care Centers (CAP) to provide the necessary data to generate the QR code that will allow them to prove that they are fully vaccinated.

As Martínez Marcos explained, the procedure that citizens will have to follow is as follows: first they will need a document proving that they have received the doses and, once at the Health Centre, this information is recorded onto the system. "This will allow it to pass to the vaccination data onto the system where the QR code is generated, which we know as digital Covid Certificate," she said. Up until now this certificate was only given to those who had been vaccinated in Catalonia.

Nevertheless, Martínez Marcos specified that the new system, which is aimed at those vaccinated abroad, is only available to people who have received vaccines approved by the WHO, and that, in addition to those approved by the European Medicines Agency, includes those of Sinovac, Sputnik V, CanSinoBIO, Novavax and Curevac, among others. "The vaccines that are not on this list will not be validated and the corresponding certificate will not be generated," said Martínez Marcos.