Tens of thousands of Brandenburgers received their vaccination certificate from the Ministry of Health, even though they had not yet received their full vaccination protection.
Berlin – Vaccination scandal in Brandenburg: Apparently, more than 100,000 people have wrongly received their digital vaccination certificate, although they have not yet been given the two vaccinations against the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Vaccination scandal in Brandenburg: Ministry of Health sends more than 100,000 false corona free letters
That reports the Lausitzer Rundschau online and refers to a letter from the Brandenburg Ministry of Health that a citizen had received. “Dear Ms. (…), you have been completely vaccinated against the corona virus in a vaccination center or by a mobile vaccination team in the state of Brandenburg,” it says at the beginning of the message. The woman from Cottbus had not yet received her second vaccination and therefore had no complete immunity protection.
The letter dated June 16, 2021 was loud Berlin newspaper to around 460,000 more Brandenburg residents who did not get their first injection from a doctor or hospital. And that although up to that day only 382,000 Brandenburgers had received both vaccinations. Since only a part of these 382,000 had received their complete vaccination protection in a vaccination center or from mobile teams, this means that more than 100,000 people must have received their corona license wrongly. The exact number is currently unclear.
Wrong vaccination certificates sent in Brandenburg: Minister of Health reacts
“That is undoubtedly unfortunate and I regret it,” said Health Minister Ursula Nonnemacher (63, Greens) from the Berlin newspaper quoted. It is suspected that the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, which operates the vaccination centers, has failed and should only send a QR code to those who have been vaccinated twice. To BZ– So far, boss Peter Noack has been silent on this.
The discussion about vaccinations and the associated relief is currently coming to a head in Germany. A state treasurer is even calling for a travel ban for unvaccinated people.
Digital proof of vaccination – this is how it works
The vaccination certificate consists of a QR code that can be scanned. A digital signature should make it forgery-proof. The vaccination certificate can be saved on mobile devices or shown in printed form. The digital vaccination certificate is not mandatory. Corona vaccinations can still be proven by a conventional vaccination certificate. In Germany, the digital certificate has been routinely issued for vaccinations since mid-June. People who were previously vaccinated can subsequently have the digital proof issued free of charge, for example in pharmacies. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, around 40 million certificates have been issued in Germany so far. Click here for the Corona News Ticker in Germany. (va)