In this roundtable we discuss what is needed for a secure, successful implementation of vaccination passports.
Vaccination passports are actively being developed by industry with the aim of re-opening hospitality, tourism, travel and international trade. It’s perceived as a ‘route to normality’, but one that doesn’t come without its’ challenges. Rushing to a solution might have a harmful impact on the economy longer-term.
In the UK, Government has been hesitant to commit to such passports, rightfully quoting both technical risks and the inequalities that might arise as not everyone is able to get vaccinated. Additionally, vaccination does not necessarily confer immunity. The scope of such certification, and its’ potential to be integrated with antibody and testing status, is yet to be explored.
In this roundtable we speak with four experts on what is needed for a secure, successful implementation of vaccination passports.
Topics that we will discuss include:
• The role of government vs industry.
• Risks and opportunities for vaccine passports.
• New WHO guidance, announced mid-March, and its implications.
• Required data sharing standards.
• The importance of risk stratification.
This roundtable is aimed at senior technical decision makers, process and data specialists in Government and COVID-impacted industries.
- Peter Ferry, CEO of SICCAR and Honorary Consul of Estonia
- Dr Edgar Whitley, Associate Professor (Reader) at London School of Economics
- Maarja-Liis Ferry, E-Health Lead , SICCAR
- Anthony Day, Blockchain Partner, IBM
- Ain Aaviksoo, Chief Medical Officer, Guardtime
(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm GMT
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