The issues, which appear to mainly affect people vaccinated through GP surgeries or on the basis of phone appointments, comes amid growing demand for vaccine certificates as travel opens up.
There is also speculation that proof of vaccination could become a routine requirement for entry into hospitality and leisure venues by autumn to boost uptake and curb transmission rates, with Boris Johnson indicating it will be mandatory for entry into nightclubs in England from the end of September.
France is introducing a health pass system from August 1 for entry into venues such as bars, restaurants, and cinemas, meaning customers will have to be fully vaccinated, Covid negative, or recently recovered from the infection.
Quizzed on the Scottish Government’s stance, Nicola Sturgeon said domestic passports “is something we’re considering”, but stressed that they raised “sensitive ethical and equality issues”.
Nigel Fryer, from Dumfries, was more than 300th in the queue when he called the vaccine certificate helpline about his missing records
She added that a digital version of Scotland’s paper-based Covid certificates would be available in the coming weeks.
However, it comes amid data glitches engulfing patients’ existing online records.
A retired hospital manager, who is fully vaccinated, has been trying to obtain his vaccine status certificate for the past week but described the experience to the Herald as “Kafkaesque”.
Nigel Fryer, a 75-year-old grandfather from Kirkgunzeon in Dumfries and Galloway, had his first inoculation at his GP surgery on April 20 and his second at a community hub in Dumfries on July 13.div data-ob-contenturl="https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19456814.covid-scotland-vaccine-certificate-helplines-jammed-hundreds-call-missing-records-errors/" data-ob-installation-key="NEWSQ15BEE3GLF6A6AL9EECN9" data-widget-id="AR_2"">>
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