it is no more a joke that a Digital Vaccine ID cards will be available soon to everyone, if you need to attend a concert or show you will be scanned for covid-19 vaccine status either in soft copy via phone or hard copy paper. A group of businesses from the healthcare sector are binding to create a digital vaccine ID Cards that verify Covid-19 vaccination status. Anytime soon this card may be allowed to gain entry into resturants, bars, schools and airplanes. this is a step that might be able to open the economy as soon as possible- forbes report.
Vaccine ID cards aren’t a new idea. Several countries already require proof of vaccination against diseases like Yellow Fever before travelers are allowed to enter.Even right now, healthcare workers who have gotten the Covid-19 vaccine have a white piece of paper that lists the date of vaccination. But vaccine ID cards like this “would be on a completely different scale,” an infectious disease physician -Krutika Kuppalli says.
It could be the first time that proof of vaccination is required to do things that were previously do normally like eat at a restaurants, go to work etc. I think there are a lot of ethical issues that we have to think about before we go down this path.” expert says.
A bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, agrees that there are several ethical hurdles that could arise. While public and private entities could make proof of vaccination a condition of entry, she says, there will always be exceptions. “Private employers could make vaccination a general requirement for employees in at-will states,” but there would have to be exceptions for employees who are medically contraindicated, those who are disabled and unable to take the vaccine, and possibly for those with a religious objection.” i think this is where Nigerians may escape this as a country with the largest religious worship center in the world.