N.L. officially ending COVID-19 vaccine passport system – CBC

Health Department says program is ‘no longer necessary’

Oct 14, 2022

After nearly a year, Newfoundland and Labrador is officially ending its COVID-19 vaccine passport system.

As of Friday, NLVaxVerify — an app used by businesses to read QR codes and verify people’s vaccine status — is no longer working.

“The termination of this application is due to recommendations from public health that NLVaxVerify is no longer necessary in COVID-19 management in Newfoundland and Labrador,” reads a news release sent Friday morning from the Health Department.

Week to week, people are still being hospitalized or even dying from the virus in N.L., but the province hasn’t had public health restrictions in place since March.

The vaccine passport program launched in October 2022, during a COVID-19 wave driven by the Delta variant of the virus.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nl-covid-passport-ends-1.6616353

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