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Vaccine Card Will Be Given To People Who've Had Covid-19 Jab

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Vaccine Card Will Be Given To People Who've Had Covid-19 Jab

Those who receive the coronavirus vaccination will be given a ID card to show they have had the jab.

A photograph of the card has been released ahead of the national rollout of the long-awaited vaccine in the UK.

It comes as the first batch of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine arrived at Croydon University Hospital, London, on Saturday (5 December).

This particular vaccine works with two inoculations 21 days apart.

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The photo of the NHS card shows both sides, with space to keep a record of the dates the two jabs required for the vaccine are administered.

According to PA, patients will be encouraged to keep the card in their purse or wallet.

A picture of a similar identification card was recently released by the United States Department of Defense, while Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething also announced people there will receive a card after having their vaccination.

The new vaccine arriving at Croydon University Hospital. Credit: PA
The new vaccine arriving at Croydon University Hospital. Credit: PA
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The UK became the first country in the world to approve the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for mass rollout.

Regulator MHRA says it is safe and will provide up to 95 percent protection against Covid-19, with immunisation to start this week for those classed as high priority.

The government has already ordered doses to vaccinate 20m people.

Speaking following the announcement, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC: "From next week, we'll be able to start rolling this out.

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"We'll start with those who are most vulnerable to coronavirus.

"Once we've protected the most vulnerable it will help us all get back to normal and back to all the things that we love."

The first batches of the vaccine arrived in England last week. Credit: PA
The first batches of the vaccine arrived in England last week. Credit: PA

Last month, the CEO of Qantas has said that people who wish to fly with them will have to prove they've had the coronavirus vaccination before getting on board their flight, once it is widely available.

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The Australian airline boss Alan Joyce also reckons that proof of vaccination will be a general requirement of many airlines as things start to return to something like normal after this wretched pandemic.

Joyce has previously stated that air travel won't resume fully until there is a safe vaccine available for staff and travellers, but went beyond that to say that it will become a necessity for those who wish to travel.

Speaking on A Current Affair on Monday, Joyce said: "We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say that, for international travellers, we will ask people to have a vaccination before they get on the aircraft.

"Whether you need that domestically, we will have to see with Covid-19 and the market but certainly, for international visitors coming out [of Australia] and people leaving the country we think that's a necessity."

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This move caused a stir down under, with some anti-vaxxers threatening to boycott the airline over the decision.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Science, World News, Coronavirus, Politics, Health

Dominic Smithers
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