Sumary of ‘Vaccine certificates’ may speed up reopening, incentivize vaccination: Ontario science table:
- Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table suggests “vaccine certificates” could speed up reopening in the province and may incentivize more people to get vaccinated.
- The table, which advises the provincial government on its response to COVID-19, published a brief regarding vaccine certificates on Wednesday.
- “COVID-19 vaccine certificates may have a practical short-term utility for supporting and maintaining economic and societal reopening,” a summary of the brief said.
- ” Story continues below “Some jurisdictions are also implementing vaccine certificates with the goal of incentivizing COVID-19 vaccination,” the report noted.
- The advisory table said the documents may also be useful if the province faces further waves of COVID-19 due to variants and health measures have to be reintroduced.
- co/iF7cZBbZq1— COVIDScienceOntario (@COVIDSciOntario) July 21, 2021“There are concerns that in the absence of government regulation or direction, organizations and sectors will create their own systems.
- Certificates should only be used where and for as long as needed to prevent COVID-19 transmission and incursion on one’s privacy must be minimized, the advisory table said.
- Premier Doug Ford has previously ruled out the implementation of a “vaccine passport” system in Ontario.