Specifications related to the processing of COVID-19 vaccination certificates for patient data systems

Specifications related to the processing of COVID-19 vaccination certificates for patient data systems

Specifications related to the processing of COVID-19 vaccination certificates for patient data systems have been complied on this page.

Patients can request a printout of the COVID-19 vaccination certificate from their own health centre or other healthcare unit. For this purpose, a new interface that patient data systems can use for retrieving COVID-19 vaccination certificates from the Patient Data Repository has been implemented in the Patient Data Repository. 

Kela implements the COVID-19 vaccination certificates in two phases. The specification documents referred to below describe the changes related to the first and second phase.

Functional specification of the Patient Data Repository related to COVID-19 vaccination certificates

The requirements related to the processing of COVID-19 vaccination certificates have been compiled in the specification on the requirements for the COVID-19 vaccination certificates in the Patient Data Repository. The requirements will be added as part of the functional requirements of the Patient Data Repository at a later date. 

Technical specifications of the Patient Data Repository

Separate errata documents have been drawn up for the COVID-19 vaccination certificates, describing additions and changes related to the COVID-19 vaccination certificates in comparison with the current documents.

Mandatory requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations

All the required data can be provided in the CDA R2 structure of the vaccination but, when entering the COVID-19 vaccination, the mandatory requirements are stricter than those described in the 2016 data content specification or the CDA R2 specification for vaccination data. The instructions for entering COVID-19 vaccinations have been added to the page 

Last updated 14.05.2021