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FYI New residents with covid vaccinations from non-EU

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Hi there,

If you have recently become a resident but have had your covid-19 vaccinations in a non-EU country, you can now have the record if these vaccinations added to your Portuguese health records and, in so doing, obtain the Certificado Digital COVID da UE.

To access the Certificado Digital COVID da UE and QR code, you must have a utente number (ie have registered with the health service in Portugal), provide your local Centro de Saude with evidence of your vaccinations, download the recently updated SNS 24 app. The Certificado Digital COVID da UE can then be downloaded from the app.

When your records have been updated a document icon will appear in the top right hand corner of the app and a new covid-19 button option will appear in your favorites.

Hope this assists,

PLL

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Which sort of vaccines do they accept from non-EU countries?
A lot of people outside EU have the Russian or Chinese vaccines. Will those be accepted?

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@ThomasRibatejo is correct - only those vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be included on the certificado.

Link to currently EMA approved covid-19 vaccines:

https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/overview/public-health-threats/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/treatments-vaccines/vaccines-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-authorised#authorised-covid-19-vaccines-section

Hope this assists,

PaulLouiseLottie

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(@vianina)
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This worked brilliantly. I emailed my foreign vaccination certificate to the health center yesterday with my Número de Utente. By this evening I had the EU certificate available in the app. Genuinely impressed!

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@vianina 
Could you please tell us, what country do you come from and which vaccine was it?

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@itexpert7 , I got the vaccine in Switzerland and it was Pfizer.

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Hello All: I received my residency but have been having difficulties getting any response from SNS to get my Utente. 

Went to the office and they sent us away with an email address. I emailed my information twice and the only reply I have gotten is an email address where I need to send my information. Of course, the address is the one where I already sent it!

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@longhornlady , this is unfortunately a known issue. The Brits in Portugal Facebook page of the UK embassy has a recent post on the matter.

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