British Columbia’s COVID-19 vaccine card system is now in place as the province aims to reduce the number of cases and hospital admissions in the fourth wave of epidemics.
Anyone wishing to access unnecessary internal settings must show proof of at least one dose of the vaccine, requiring a second shot by October 24.
Digital or paper vaccine card settings are required, such as ticketed sports programs, concerts, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, casinos, gyms and movie theaters.
The card will not be required at grocery and liquor stores, pharmacies, fast food restaurants, salons, hotels, banks, retail stores, food banks and shelters.
Proof of vaccination is not required to vote in the September 20 federal election.
The province says the system is in place until January 31, 2022, and could be extended.
Vaccine cards have sparked protests, including in hospitals outside BC.
Although some in the business community have expressed concern that patrons who are concerned about vaccine cards could jeopardize staff safety, Premier John Horgan has asked businesses to take action if necessary. Call agencies.
Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba have also introduced vaccine passport programs.
The latest update from the BC government shows that approximately 79 percent of residents over the age of 12 have received two doses of the Covid 19 vaccine, while more than 86 percent have received at least one shot.
There were 5,850 active COVID-19 infections across the province on Friday, the last day for which data was available.
– Canadian Press