Ontario Premier Doug Ford on rollout of vaccine certificates and verification app

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In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, provides an update on the rollout of the province’s enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate and its verification app. He is joined by Christine Elliott, Ontario’s minister of health, Kaleed Rasheed, the associate minister of digital government, and Dr. Kieran Moore, the province’s chief medical officer of health. Ontario’s QR-code-based vaccination certificates will be available for download in the coming days, with full implementation set for October 22, 2021. The app used to scan the certificates is already available. These new tools replace the province’s current temporary proof-of-vaccination system, which has been in effect since September 22. Responding to questions from reporters, Premier Ford also comments on a potential province-wide vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.

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