‘No excuse’ for those who aren’t vaccinated, says N.L. health minister as passport looms – CBC

Opposition asked that passport implementation be moved to Dec. 17

Oct 21, 2021

The leader of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Official Opposition called on the government Wednesday to delay the COVID-19 vaccine passport until Dec. 17, the same deadline public servants have to get their shot, citing concerns from “thousands” of residents who still haven’t received their second dose.

Beginning Oct. 22, the passport will be mandatory in order to participate in many aspects of public life in Newfoundland and Labrador. The passport can be accessed through a smartphone app called NLVaxPass or printed as a physical paper copy.

David Brazil said while he’s in favour of the passport, he would like to see it delayed so those who recently got their first dose have time to get their second.

“We’re bewildered to understand why you wouldn’t give people the opportunity to actually do due diligence and do what’s expected of them: get both the vaccines in a timely fashion so that they’re fully vaccinated and can then participate in society,” he said Wednesday.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/no-excuse-for-those-who-aren-t-vaccinated-says-n-l-health-minister-as-passport-looms-1.6218520

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