Rachael Hamilton MSP has criticised new figures which show that thousands of Scottish vaccination record errors are still be corrected.
Health Secretary Humza Yousaf answered a written question from the Borders MSP, explaining that 7,717 cases of vaccination record errors still had to be rectified.
It comes after numerous Borders’ constituents contacted Mrs Hamilton with issues relating to inaccurate Covid-19 vaccination records.
Issues have arisen where constituents have received vaccinations in both Scotland and England, prompting error messages.
Others have been unable to successfully download Covid passports for flying abroad or attending large events, which require attendees to have the app.
Constituents have also highlighted their challenging experiences with the Scottish Covid Vaccination Status Helpline, when trying to rectify their records.
Now Mrs Hamilton is calling on the Scottish Government to urgently look into the issue and clear the backlog which has arisen.
Rachael Hamilton MSP said:
“The figures revealed by my question are concerning to say the least. It is a sad state of affairs.
“Yet I am not entirely surprised given the volume of casework I have had regarding errors with people’s vaccination records.
“The blame lies squarely with the SNP Government, who have failed to tackle the issue from day one.
“Errors in vaccination records are a serious issue, with people being unable to fly abroad to see loved ones or even attend much anticipated large events.
“The Covid passport app has been a shambles since it was launched, and it is a damning indictment of the SNP’s poor record on the rollout out of major projects.
“The SNP Government must urgently ensure the backlog of errors is cleared”.