NOT ENOUGH DATA TO SUPPORT VACCINE PASSPORTS: WHO


07/04/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- World Health Organization (WHO) spokeswoman Margaret Harris said they are not keen on a "vaccine passport" for now, due to uncertainty over whether the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccinations are preventing transmission of the virus and vaccine injustice around the world.

Harris answered questions about the Covid-19 pandemic at a press conference at the United Nations (UN) Geneva Office.

"There are two big problems with vaccination passports," Harris said. At the moment, we don't have enough data to tell if getting vaccinated prevents others from getting infected," she said.

Harris said another problem with the "vaccine passport" application is the unfair sharing of Covid-19 vaccines, adding, "Many countries lack access to vaccines. Therefore, the issue of fairness in vaccines is also important. Ultimately, when we know if (vaccines) are preventing transmission and there is more fairness (in vaccines), this (vaccine passport) is something that could be very important in the future," she said.


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