WHO does not back Covid-19 vaccination passport for travel

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This is an image of a passport and other travel documents including vaccination certificate, currency, and airline information.The World Health Organization does not back requiring vaccination passports for travel due to uncertainty over whether inoculation prevents transmission of the virus, as well as equity concerns, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris, said on Tuesday.“We as WHO are saying at this stage we would not like to see the vaccination passport as a requirement for entry or exit because we are not certain at this stage that the vaccine prevents transmission,” she said.“There are all those other questions, apart from the question of discrimination against the people who are not able to have the vaccine for one reason or another” she told a UN news briefing.Comments Read Next1 week agoSerum Institute delays launch of Novavax vaccine in India2 weeks agoBahrain urges higher-risk individuals to register for Covid-19 vaccine2 weeks agoPakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for Covid-19March 6, 2021Women should allow 90 days after Covid-19 vaccine before getting pregnantMarch 4, 2021Covid-19 vaccine does not break Ramadan fastFebruary 6, 2021Global COVID-19 vaccinations surpass reported infectionsJanuary 7, 2021Saudi Arabia launches ‘health passport’ for COVID-19 vaccine recipientsJanuary 6, 2021Saudi Arabia: Thousands crowd at vaccination ...read more...