Peel Region’s Dr. Lawrence Loh says he’s looking into what could be done locally to create a vaccine certificate program if the province doesn’t implement one. Vaccine certificates can help to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and limit risk for those unvaccinated in settings where precautions can’t be maintained, Loh says. Health Minister Christine Elliott’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday that Ontario issues proof-of-vaccination receipts to residents after they receive their first and second doses, and that vaccine passports planned by the federal government for international travel could be used by businesses domestically. Premier Doug Ford has so far refused to bring in a provincewide vaccine certificate system.
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