By Ken Macon
The UK government is considering a digital vaccine passport for kids between the ages of five and 11.
The age group began receiving vaccines on April 4. They are only given Pfizer’s two-dose vaccine.
Currently, they can get a paper copy of their NHS Covid Pass for the purpose of international travel. Meanwhile, the government is considering a digital vaccine certificate.
“Since 28 April 2022, the NHS Covid Pass travel letter has been available for five- to 11-year-olds who have received a full primary course of vaccination,” vaccine minister Maggie Throup told members of parliament.
“A parent or guardian can request the letter via NHS.UK or 119. The feasibility of a digital travel pass for this cohort is currently under review.”
The NHS provides a digital certificate to everyone aged 13 and above through the NHS app. 12-year-olds get their digital certificates through the NHS website.