Local medical officers of health look to province for Ontario-wide COVID vaccine certificate system – GLOBAL

August 26, 2021

Mounting calls continue for a province-wide COVID-19 vaccine certificate from local medical officers of health across Ontario who want to see a universal system when it comes to providing proof of vaccination to employers, for events or to gain entrance inside businesses.

A group representing Ontario’s public health units says it is exploring regional approaches to COVID-19 vaccination policies in the absence of provincial direction.

Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, head of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies, says the group wants the province to bring in a vaccine certificate system, which would limit access to non-essential activities to those who are fully immunized.

He says the association has written to the province’s chief medical officer with recommendations on a vaccine certificate system, among other issues. Without provincial direction, Roumeliotis says health units are looking at regional approaches instead.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/8142800/ontario-covid-proof-vaccine-certificate-passport-system-local-medical-officers-health/

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