THIS incredibly detailed ID card will be handed to every Brit after they get their Covid jab — starting from tomorrow.
The first of 50 UK hubs received the vaccine yesterday as an NHS boss declared it was “the beginning of the end” of coronavirus.
Information on the credit card-sized ID items will include the type of vaccine, its batch number and date it was administered.
A bolded-up message reminds patients to note the date of their crucial follow-up dose.
The details plus the patient’s personal information will then be registered on an NHS database.
It is not clear if the new Covid cards will be mandatory or if they will be used as a kind of “immunity passport.”
Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething said the “credit-card sized” token will simply be used to remind people to get a second dose of the jab.
He said: “These will act as a reminder for a second dose and for the type of vaccine and it will also give information about how to report side effects.”
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove also dismissed the suggestion of an “immunity passport” which would enable people to move around the country.
He told Sky News: “No, that’s not being planned. I certainly am not planning to introduce any vaccine passports and I don’t know anyone else in government who is.”
Yet, UK health minister Nadhim Zahawi said it’s likely that entertainment venues including restaurants and bars will introduce some kind of proof of vaccination system.
He told the BBC: “…I think you’ll probably find that restaurants and bars and cinemas and other venues, sports venues, will probably also use that system.”