40,000+ have tried and failed to download vaccine passports due to “ongoing issues”


More than 40,000 people have been unable to download a Vaccine Passport proving they are doubled jabbed according to BBC Radio Scotland.

The broadcaster revealed the news on Good Morning Scotland saying they had obtained figures under Freedom Of Information laws, which showed that more than 40,000 issues had been raised with the NHS since July.

Issues flagged including individuals who have had two vaccinations but their records say they have only one, and affects some others who had their vaccinations administered by GP’s.

The Scottish Government said that they “were aware of ongoing issues.” but went on to say that processess were in place to allow people to get their records updated.

On hearing news the Scottish Conservatives said they “were appalled” and called for the Vaccine Passports to be scrapped.

Meanwhile Stephen Montgomery, spokesperson for the Scottish Hospitality Group said, “This figure doesnt surprise me in the slightest.

“We have been talking about this now since its launch, and given the fact that we are staring at Christmas and Hogmanay, with parties etc, its time that the issues were sorted out so those who are double vaccinated, and who want to download the app to get into venues actually can. Failure to be able to do this will only lead to frustration at doors of venues which have fell in scope of the new nightclub definition, when customers are being turned away because if this policy.”

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