The Department of Health South Africa is planning to introduce a Vaccine Passport that will serve as evidence of vaccination. It is said to be mandatory for every South African and will provide benefits and preferences to a number of activities, be it gatherings and other health benefits.
Every vaccinated person had their ID or Passport number recorded as a form of verification and proof, so the same records will be used to form a South African vaccination database in an electronic form or QR code via a vaccine passport app.
Other countries faced push backs by citizens regarding the Vaccination Passport. It is said to be a smart idea to “force-vaccinate” people who otherwise would not consider vaccination.
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