Vaccine passport policies boosted COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada, study suggests – CBC

Could be good short-term policy in future pandemic, newly published study says

Nov 08, 2023

COVID-19 proof of vaccination requirements — commonly known as vaccine passports — led to more Canadians under 50 getting their first dose shortly after the policies were implemented, according to a newly published study by public health researchers.

Understanding how effective these policies were could help public health officials across the country prepare for future pandemics, the researchers say.

“We were looking ahead,” Nazeem Muhajarine, a professor of community health and epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan who helped with the study, said during a Tuesday interview with CBC Radio’s Afternoon Edition.

“What lessons can we learn from this proof of vaccination policy so that this might be one of the tools that we can use in future public health crisis situations?”

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