More and more Moldovans vaccinated against COVID abroad face difficulties in approving certificates in Moldova | PUBLIC .MD
More and more Moldovans vaccinated abroad are having difficulty obtaining certificates in our country. It is said by doctors at immunization points, who are taken by storm by those who cannot independently equate their certificates. According to them, the most difficult thing in this process is the middle-aged people, who are not familiar with new technologies.
“Recently, more and more citizens are coming to us to have a certificate approved from abroad, to enter data in our database and to do the vaccination,” said Cristina Boclincă, head of the Municipal Vaccination Center.
According to doctors, people vaccinated abroad do not have a QR code, but only a vaccination certificate, questionnaire or just a ticket confirming that they have been immunized in another country. Most have been vaccinated in Romania, and Moldovan doctors are now in a position to make requests to the Ministry of Health in the neighboring country to receive the QR code of those vaccinated across the Prut.
“Following the fact that in more than half an hour the QR code from Romania is delivered to us by mail and we are already doing the homologation and entering it in our database,” said Cristina Boclincă.
In this situation, a woman was also mentioned, who could not equate her vaccination certificate received in Germany with a simple immunization certificate that does not have a QR code. Thus, she will have to go with two certificates, one Moldovan and one foreign.
“We received Moderna in Germany, but no one told us that we needed to scan the QR code, we didn’t scan it and we thought I was coming to the Republic of Moldova and getting the second dose of vaccine,” she said.
There are also two vaccination certificates for citizens who have been immunized outside the European Union, and this is because our country only recognizes the immunization certificates issued by EU member states.
“There are also problems with scanning QR codes in the Russian Federation, but also in those who have been immunized in the United Kingdom, the United States and Israel. These types of certificates are not scanned at all,” said the head of the Municipal Vaccination Center. . .
The Minister of Health, Ala Nemerenco, is also aware of these issues. She urges citizens to call the ANSP hotline for help.
“When the vaccination certificate is not approved in the system, the dose that the primary medicine institution will take will be the first dose, which will upset the vaccination schedule,” said the Minister of Health.
So far, 4840 certificates have been approved in our country on the website certificate-covid.gov.md. Health officials do not yet have a figure on how many Moldovans have been immunized abroad.