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Vaccine Passports Help Countries Boost Protection, Study Shows

  • Strongest increase in vaccinations was seen in young people
  • Restrictions are less effective where vaccine coverage is high

Vaccine passports that restrict access to venues from restaurants to museums can help countries with low vaccination rates combat resistance to shots, a study published on Monday showed.

Covid passes, which generally require proof of inoculation, recovery from Covid-19 or a negative test, boosted vaccinations 20 days prior to and 40 days after being introduced in places like France, Israel, Italy and Switzerland which started with below-average inoculation rates, according to research published in The Lancet.