Work has begun in the EU to introduce a "vaccination passport"

  • Work has begun in the EU to introduce a vaccination passport

Strasbourg: During the videoconference on the fight against COVID-19 of the leaders of the EU countries on Thursday, January 21, in particular, the member states will be able to share their experience in conducting vaccination campaigns, it is also planned to touch upon the topics of cooperation with third countries on vaccines, as well as the introduction of "passports vaccination". This is stated in the letter of invitation of the head of Charles Michel to the members of the European Council.

“I would like to invite you to our next video conference on the fight against COVID-19 on Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 pm. The infection rate in Europe and the emergence of new, more infectious variants of the virus require extreme caution. The prospect of vaccinations is encouraging, but we must remain vigilant and continue our approach to testing and tracing while still allowing EU border crossings”, - the invitation letter says.

The letter notes that in order to ensure better coordination, Michel would like to see the exchange of best practices on measures taken in the member states and to discuss the prospects for the coming weeks.

“Our biggest problem is vaccines. The good news is that today we have access to two vaccines approved by the European Union and we have agreements with four other vaccines. Accelerating vaccination across the EU is our absolute priority. First, I invite The Commission will highlight the status of vaccination roll-out, future increases in production and equitable access to vaccines. Member States can then share their experiences with vaccination campaigns",- the invitation notes.

According to Michel, the vaccination process opens up a discussion about certification.

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