Canada will begin to launch a standard federal proof of COVID-19 vaccination system, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday.
“Today I’m happy to confirm that all provinces and territories have confirmed that they will be moving forward with a standardized national proof of vaccination,” Trudeau said, speaking to reporters.
The vaccine passport will be similar to the BC Vaccine Card; it will show your name and date of birth, along with a scannable QR code.
The difference is that the national proof will also show one’s COVID-19 vaccine history — which doses you got and when you got them.
Trudeau said that it can be downloaded onto your phone, be printed out, and that Canadaians can ask for a copy by mail if you don’t have those capacities.
Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and all three territories, have already put in use the national proof of vaccination.
The national proof of vaccination is available to show immediately in any province or territory.
Trudeau said that every other province has agreed to work on bringing this new system online as soon as possible.
The proof of vaccination system may be used both within Canada and for international travel.
Officials said that the new standard will be tamper-proof and will not give any other medical information besides the vaccine proof.