The canton of Bern has been issuing Covid certificates to vaccinated people since Thursday. The pilot tests were “successful”, according to the township.
“Some 550,000 people registered for vaccination have already given their consent in the VacMe application to receive a certificate after the second injection. Around 250,000 of them have since been fully vaccinated. They will automatically receive their certificate from Thursday, ”said the Directorate of Health, Social Affairs and Integration.
An SMS is sent to the vaccinated people. It contains a link allowing them to identify themselves on the VacMe application. People who decide on the certificate later go through VacMe to register and follow the same procedure.
The canton of St. Gallen, which has developed its own digital tool, has been issuing certificates since Wednesday. For people who have recovered or tested positive, the Confederation and the cantons are in the process of finalizing the procedure for establishing the certificates.