“We received information that the problems with the issuance of certificates containing information on the administration of the booster dose were successfully resolved in Portugal and that there are no longer any problems in the country”, informs an official source of the community executive in a written response sent to Lusa agency.

The clarification comes a day after the European Commission admitted this type of problem, explaining that the institution's technicians were in contact with the Portuguese authorities regarding the certificate that attests to the administration of the booster dose after a primary series of anti-covid-19 vaccination (of two doses), as stipulated by European rules since the end of last December.

In a written response sent this Friday to Lusa, the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health guarantee that they have “no record of technical constraints associated with the issuance of EU Covid Digital Certificates with information regarding the booster dose of the vaccine”.