There are currently several vaccines available and the Netherlands is underway with its vaccination schedule. But not everybody wants to get this vaccine. As an employer how do you handle employees that refuse the vaccine? Can you ask for proof?
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1.Questions about vaccination certificates:
Will I receive a vaccination certificate that shows that I am 'safe'? And if so, what does such evidence look like?Everyone who has been vaccinated will receive confirmation of this. This can be a card or a form with, for example, information about the brand of the vaccine. At this point, no one has to prove that he or she has been vaccinated. The confirmation is therefore for personal use, it is not proof.
Is there also an electronic vaccination certificate?If you have given permission to your healthcare provider during the vaccination to share your vaccination data with the RIVM, you can view your data digitally in the central register from March. You need DigID for this. At this point, no one has to prove that he or she has been vaccinated. The electronic confirmation is therefore for personal use, it is not proof.
There are (currently abroad) imitations of vaccination certificates in circulation. Will the vaccination certificate be given security features and will they be published?At the moment there is no vaccination certificate in the Netherlands. Should this change in the future, it will be ensured that this cannot be used for fraud.
Do I get the proof after the first shot or only after the second?Everyone who has been vaccinated will receive confirmation of this, from the first injection.
Is the vaccination certificate also available in other languages for people who have to go abroad for necessary trips?
There is currently no vaccination certificate in the Netherlands. People who have been vaccinated will receive confirmation of this for personal use. No decision has yet been made at international and European level about a vaccination certificate for travel abroad. This is partly because it is not yet clear whether someone who has been vaccinated with a COVID19 vaccine is still contagious and can still transmit the virus. However, several European countries are working together on agreements about this.