According to authorities, pharmacies in Germany will begin issuing digital certificates to people who have recovered from Covid-19, as per reports on Friday.
According to the Xinhua news agency, German pharmacies, physicians, and vaccination sites have been allowed to issue a digital vaccination passport for fully vaccinated people since June 14, in accordance with the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which was launched on July 1.
“But for patients who have suffered from a SARS-CoV-2 infection and therefore received only one dose of vaccine, this has not been possible, yet, for technical reasons,” stated Thomas Dittrich, head of the German Pharmacists Association (DAV).
According to Dittrich, the vast majority of those who have been recovered have already been vaccinated.
The digital vaccination certificate could now help this group “enjoy the summer and holiday season in a more carefree way”, he said.
According to the Robert Koch Institut (RKI), Germany’s national public health institute, more than 33.9 million people have been fully vaccinated to date, bringing the country’s vaccination rate to 40.8 percent.
More than 47.9 million people in the country have received at least one dose of vaccine.