The first pharmacies in Germany are issuing digital corona vaccination certificates again after an interruption.

The service for vaccinated people will gradually be started again, as the Federal Association of German Pharmacists' Associations (Abda) announced on Thursday in Berlin.

However, if you want to have the certificate, you should find out which pharmacy you can go to for this purpose on the website

At first it was not known how many pharmacies are already issuing certificates again.

It is expected that in the next few days most of them will be reconnected to the necessary system, said an Abda spokesman.

This depends on the respective IT service provider.

A good week ago, the German Pharmacists Association (DAV) stopped issuing digital certificates after consulting the Federal Ministry of Health.

The reason was evidence of a security vulnerability.

The "Handelsblatt" had therefore succeeded in creating a guest access for a non-existent pharmacy owner "with the help of professionally forged documents" on the DAV server, with which two vaccination certificates were then issued online.

“All access granted has been checked and verified; the legality of all other accesses was confirmed ”, affirmed the Abda now. Technical steps for more security have also been implemented.