CV 19 Vaccination Certification?

LLM replied on 22/11/2020 12:09

Posted on 22/11/2020 12:09

Today, whilst having a clear-out, I came across a comprehensive list of vaccinations I received over the many years I was travelling abroad.  The certified list included the date each vaccine was given, by whom, where, and the vaccine type, quantity, batch and dates effective from and to.  In fact all the info needed to prove I was protected.  Only once did it come in useful when I was able to travel into and out of a particular country area because I was ‘covered’.

It set me thinking about the coming (I hope) CV 19 vaccine(s).  Will those of us be able to travel abroad because we have been vaccinated?  Will we need to prove this and if so how?  Will we need different vaccines for different countries and/or areas?  Will we need more than one jab?  Will insurance companies want proof of vaccination before providing medical cover?  Will there be an international gold standard vaccine, or will different countries choose different types as their preferred option?  Okay, I don’t know the answers and I doubt if anyone else does but I do wonder just how long it will be before we can return to freely and safely travelling the world, or even Europe. 

Freddy55 replied on 22/11/2020 12:44

Posted on 22/11/2020 12:44

I would imagine that as long as one has had an approved vaccine, that would suffice anywhere you wanted to go. I can envisage a certificate/signed doctors letter system (both physical and electronic) in place for insurance and travel purposes. 

LLM replied on 22/11/2020 13:36

Posted on 22/11/2020 13:36

Yes.  I expect the exchange of money will be required at some point frown.

moulesy replied on 22/11/2020 15:26

Posted on 22/11/2020 15:26

As we've ventured further afield over the past 10 years or so, we've required any number of extra vaccinations which we get from the travel section of our local surgery. Each has been documented in a "travel passport" so I would have thought it possible to do similar for Covid. Undoubtedly, though, HMG will be looking at ways of turning it into a revenue raising exercise! frown

Freddy55 replied on 22/11/2020 16:04

Posted on 22/11/2020 15:26 by moulesy

As we've ventured further afield over the past 10 years or so, we've required any number of extra vaccinations which we get from the travel section of our local surgery. Each has been documented in a "travel passport" so I would have thought it possible to do similar for Covid. Undoubtedly, though, HMG will be looking at ways of turning it into a revenue raising exercise! frown

Posted on 22/11/2020 16:04

Undoubtedly, though, HMG will be looking at ways of turning it into a revenue raising exercise!

Personally, I don’t have a problem with that, given that this country now has a mountain of debt. I’m sure we’ll see lots more in the future.

hitchglitch replied on 22/11/2020 17:15

Posted on 22/11/2020 17:15

I travelled extensively and had so many vaccinations that my vaccine passport ran out of space. I recall that certain countries required proof of vaccination  (e.g. Yellow Fever) but not in the West and I can’t see that proof of a COVID vaccine would be required in Europe. Apart from anything else, the vaccines have limited effectiveness and are no absolute guarantee of protection.

LLM replied on 22/11/2020 18:29

Posted on 22/11/2020 17:15 by hitchglitch

I travelled extensively and had so many vaccinations that my vaccine passport ran out of space. I recall that certain countries required proof of vaccination  (e.g. Yellow Fever) but not in the West and I can’t see that proof of a COVID vaccine would be required in Europe. Apart from anything else, the vaccines have limited effectiveness and are no absolute guarantee of protection.

Posted on 22/11/2020 18:29

Fortunately there are several if not many candidate CV19 vaccines.  All are slightly different and it would appear that at least one may be effective at preventing the those infected passing it on.  That is a wonderful bonus but could be a double edged sword if some countries start requiring visitors to have it to protect their population.

Lutz replied on 22/11/2020 18:40

Posted on 22/11/2020 18:40

To my knowledge, the vaccines that have been developed so far have, up to now, only been shown to be effective in protecting the person who has been vaccinated. There is, as yet, no data to would indicate that the vaccine prevents anyone from passing the virus on to someone else. Whether a certificate may be necessary will depend on the outcome of further investigations in that direction.

LLM replied on 22/11/2020 18:57

Posted on 22/11/2020 18:40 by Lutz

To my knowledge, the vaccines that have been developed so far have, up to now, only been shown to be effective in protecting the person who has been vaccinated. There is, as yet, no data to would indicate that the vaccine prevents anyone from passing the virus on to someone else. Whether a certificate may be necessary will depend on the outcome of further investigations in that direction.

Posted on 22/11/2020 18:57

The Novavaz vaccine is showing promise in that some early trials have indicated it may prevent onward transmission of the virus.  Still a long way to go though.

Jamsdad replied on 22/11/2020 19:31

Posted on 22/11/2020 19:31

I would be very surprised if a certificate becomes mandatory. If you look globally I think it is only Yellow Fever in a limited number of countries that requires a certificate as a condition of entry.