Users whose last vaccination was almost a year ago currently receive a warning in the CovPass or Corona-Warn app that their Corona vaccination certificate is no longer valid

Do you have to be vaccinated against Corona again?

no The app only shows that the technical validity of the vaccination certificate expires after one year.

The current recommendation of the STIKO is that only groups of people who are particularly at risk of health or are exposed should receive a 2nd booster vaccination with an mRNA vaccine after completion of the basic immunization and 1st booster vaccination. Accordingly, the following groups of people should receive a 2nd booster vaccination:

In the new version 2.23, the Corona-Warn-App automatically informs users before their recovery and vaccination certificates expire. You then have up to 90 days after the technical expiry date to renew the certificate by tapping the “Renew Certificate” notice in the Certificates section of the app.

After they have given their consent, the certificate will be automatically replaced. The technically expired certificate is moved to the recycle bin.

Version 2.23 of the Corona-Warn-App will be gradually rolled out to all users over a period of 48 hours. iOS users can now download the current app version manually from the Apple store. The new version of the Corona-Warn-App will be available in the Google Play Store within the next 48 hours.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), it is the technical validity of the digital vaccination certificate that expires after 365 days. A new vaccination is then not due, but a newly issued certificate.

According to the RKI, it is precisely this new issue that will soon be possible in a few steps in the CovPass app. An exact date is not yet known.

The RKI also writes on the website that an app update will be available before the certificates expire, which will enable them to be reissued. Affected users do not have to do anything for now.

EU vaccination certificates without a booster are generally valid for 270 days for cross-border travel. The validity can be renewed with a booster vaccination, which is then valid indefinitely.

If you travel abroad, you should definitely find out in advance about the rules that apply in the respective country. It is also recommended to take a look at the Corona-Warn-App. This makes it possible to check before a trip whether the certificates on test or vaccination status stored in the app are valid in a selected country at the time of the trip. The Corona-Warn-App takes into account the applicable entry rules of the selected travel country.

(with DPA content)

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