The EU Digital Covid certificate should serve as a passport. Shit can be obtained from omakanta.fi for people who have been fully vaccinated against the virus, recovered from the disease in the last six months or tested negative for the virus in the last 72 hours.
Although a cure of the disease more than six months ago is stored in the database, the certificate issued on the basis of recovery expires six months after the infection. Some municipalities do not simultaneously give a second injection of the vaccine to sick people, forcing them to test their passport.
The test, which is taken to obtain a passport, is free only for those under 18 years of age.
“Here is a clear mistake that, to my knowledge, will be resolved. Information about a past illness will be preserved [the website], so its exploitation is a technical problem, ” Hanna Nohynek, Chief Physician of THL, angegeben Zu YLE.
It is a question of equality, he stressed.
“As there is so far no medical justification for giving at least another vaccine to a person with the disease, this should also be reflected in the vaccination passport,” he stressed.
The introduction of the passport last weekend has also revealed other defects, according to the Southern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI). The app used to check the passport also shows a red light to some people who have vaccine-induced immunity to people who have already received a third vaccine or Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.
The vaccine is used in Belgium, Estonia and Spain, for example.
The digital certificate issued by the EU only recognizes vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), regardless of the status of the World Health Organization (WHO). The certificate also accepts natural immunity for a maximum of six months.
Nohynek told YLE on Sunday that some repairs could be made domestically, but EU-level discussions are likely to take more time. Corrections are currently being considered by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
“Studies reveal that people infected with coronavirus retain antibodies for 6 to 12 months and also develop immunological memory. It has been argued that a severe form of the disease provides better protection than vaccination. Time will tell if this is the case, he said.
In the end, it is a question of agreement.
“In Finland, you can definitely set a period of more than six months, because it is known that protection will remain good for more than six months,” Nohynek said.
Taneli Puumalainen, Director of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, confirmed the next steps for broadcasters.
“Nationwide, we’re trying to make sure that a previous illness, whenever it was, and one dose of vaccine is enough,” he wrote to YLE in an email. “Even if Finland recognizes one injection [for people who had the disease over six months ago], it does not mean that any other country should recognize it. “
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Quelle: Die nordische Seite