A pragmatic approach to COVID-19 vaccine passport

Ahmed Sharif, Roslin Botlero, Nazmul Hoque, Sheikh M. Alif, Md Nazmul Karim, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam

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COVID-19 outbreaks and the repeated lockdowns to control its spread have significantly impacted people’s social life, physical and mental health, and the global economy.
With the advent of safe and effective vaccines, a vaccine passport or certificate might be a potential tool to protect public health and returning life to as normal as possible.
A graduated introduction of vaccine passport before full-scale use appears as a pragmatic approach using the latest evidence and safeguarding ethical concerns.
The rights and privileges attached to a vaccine passport may motivate many individuals hesitant to get vaccinated and thus contribute to achieving herd immunity.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere006956
Number of pages4
JournalBMJ Global Health
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

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