Three out of four UK citizens would be willing to carry a vaccine passport if it meant that restrictions on travel were lifted. A poll carried out by London City Airport found that acceptance is highest among people aged over 65.
89 per cent of over-65’s said they would welcome the passport scheme if it meant that they could resume overseas travel. Younger people are slightly less likely to favour the scheme. 67 per cent of 18-24 year-olds said that they’d be happy to carry a vaccine passport.
London City Airport predicted that this number will rise as more people are vaccinated.
As it stands in the UK, anyone who gets a jab is given a vaccination card and has their medical records updated.
The UK government is considering the development of an App, or using the existing NHS App as a way for people to prove their vaccination status. Cabinet Minister Michael Gove is heading up the review.
In Israel, vaccine passports have been in operation for a fortnight. Only people with a so-called “Green Passport” are allowed enter hotels, bars, shopping centres, gyms and theatres. There has been very little opposition to it there.
Vaccine Passports are coming. The review is a smokescreen. The government said this week that jabs for covid mutations are in development and are expected to be made available by late Summer/early Autumn.
The new variant vaccines will not be subjected to safety trials. The UK regulator (MHRA) said that proof of effectiveness and safety will be transferable from the earlier studies on the original approved jabs.
The government wants everyone to have the current vaccines and the vaccines to come. The simplest way to achieve this is to make vaccination a precondition of working, travelling and socialising. The private sector will do the heavy lifting.
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