Navigating a COVID-19 vaccine passport society won’t be easy for those who remain unvaccinated – CBC

Those without a vaccine, for whatever reason, could feel ostracized, experts say

Sep 13, 2021

When Nathan Maharaj volunteered to be part of a human vaccine trial, he didn’t think he’d be shut out of Ontario restaurants, gyms and even weddings a few months later.

Maharaj has been fully vaccinated with the Quebec-based Medicago trial vaccine since April.

But he’s one Ontarian who, for various reasons, didn’t get vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization — a requirement for people to obtain a passport granting access to non-essential services starting Sept. 22 in the province.

“My understanding is that I won’t [get a passport],” said Maharaj, who lives in Toronto. “It’s not clear what I can do about it…. I can’t go sign up for Pfizer or Moderna or what have you, but that would be an experiment of its own kind.

“It feels a little lonely out here.”

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