No support for vaccine passport proposal

29 Jan 2021

Dr Khorshid said the AMA is not backing a COVID vaccine passport at this stage because so far none of the vaccines have been shown to stop transmission of the virus.

“We’re not backing a vaccine passport at this stage because none of these vaccines have been shown to actually reduce the chances of you catching the COVID virus, nor transmitting it to other people,” he told Sky News this week.

“We’ll get more data about that in time but right now, having been vaccinated doesn’t actually mean anything in terms of the chances of you bringing the illness into another country.

“Once we have data about herd immunity and how the vaccines work in that respect then there may be a place for some sort of vaccine passport. But I think that’s some months away as of yet.”