UK will start a trial for ‘vaccine passports.’ But essential shops and services will ‘never’ require them, Boris Johnson said.

COVID 19 vaccine
  • The United Kingdom is going to start a trial for a COVID-19 “vaccine passport” program.
  • The program would allow people who are vaccinated to access events like concerts and sports games.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson said vaccine passports will “never” be required for essential businesses, according to The Independent.
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The United Kingdom will start a trial for COVID-19 “vaccine passports,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a press briefing on Monday.

Johnson said “COVID safe certifications” – either a vaccine, negative test, or proof of antibodies – will be tested at a number of events this month.

However, Johnson said vaccine passports will “never” be required for essential businesses or public services like buses or trains, according to The Independent.

Read more: Here’s how young and healthy people are getting vaccinated early. It’s totally legal, and they’re doing good in the process.

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