Letter: Vaccination certification for the nation
SIR – If like me you have travelled in Africa or even the Caribbean, you will have been required to have a certified vaccination for either yellow fever or cholera.
We used to need one for smallpox, but through vaccination and certification required for entry into these countries, this has been eradicated.
I have a WHO international vaccination yellow passport. So this system already exists to certify vaccinations. Even though we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, the government is failing to certify vaccinations for Covid.
Surely this is going to become a WHO requirement for entry and travel, and we also need this to be a requirement here in the UK.
This would also help the tourist industry to recover. Also, as teenagers are required to produce proof of identity to buy alcohol, I don’t see the problem with asking them to produce proof of vaccination.
If we do require another lockdown, wouldn’t this help to keep hospitality open and save jobs? It seems to me that the government is only doing half the job.
So I am going to ask my doctor for a vaccination certificate – even if I don’t get one.
Glynn Hamilton and Mrs G.E. Bromfield-Hamilton,