Western University epidemiologist Dr. Saverio Stranges says he is in full support of the newly announced Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination for international travel.
“This is the only option to increase international mobility in the safest possible fashion,” says Stranges.
The standardized pan-Canadian proof of vaccination is issued by provinces and territories to individuals who are vaccinated and registered with their provincial or territorial health authority and will support Canada’s new traveller vaccination requirements that will come into effect on October 30, 2021.
“This initiative is in line with comparable public health policies implemented in other countries, such as the green pass in Italy for those who are fully vaccinated,” says Stranges.
Stranges is the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and studies the epidemiology of chronic and infectious disease. He is available to media for comment.
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