Written answers

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Department of Health

Vaccination Programme

Photo of Matt CarthyMatt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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600. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects EU digital Covid certificates will be available to Irish citizens who were vaccinated in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44753/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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Following the successful rollout of the initial implementation phase of the EU Digital COVID Certificate in Ireland, the Government is creating a specific portal to enable Irish citizens vaccinated outside of the EU, with vaccines authorised for use in Ireland, to obtain a COVID certificate valid in Ireland and across the EU.

This portal is currently being advanced on a cross departmental basis involving technical and process development, and resource management. It is expected that an announcement on the launch of this portal will be made shortly.


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