11 January 2021

Half of the Dutch recommends the introduction of a vaccination certificate as a reward

In order to keep COVID-19 well under control, approximately 70% of the Dutch population would need to be vaccinated. There is sufficient support among the Dutch population for the introduction of a vaccination certificate to actively encourage people to be vaccinated. A vaccination certificate would offer more freedom to people who have been vaccinated, for example to keep up their usual activities during an outbreak or to attend events at which maintaining a distance of 1.5m between people is not possible. This has become apparent from representative research among 1,640 Dutch people. Roselinde Kessels from Maastricht University was one of the researchers. She worked together with academics from TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam, RIVM and Roskilde University.