On October 22nd, the Government extended the use of the Covid-19 vaccine pass amid concerns over the surge in new virus cases.
The pass, which grants inoculated individuals access to indoor dining, was originally supposed to be phased out last month, and with the Government extending emergency Covid-19 powers until February, it seems that they will remain in place for a while.
The initial concept of the vaccine pass had already created a divide in regards to people’s opinions on their use, however, the decision to extend their use was also met with dividing opinions with some seeing it as a positive measure while others saw it as problematic.
To some, the extending of the pass was seen as necessary as case numbers were dramatically rising, however, others made the argument that hospitalisations and ICU numbers are low when compared to case numbers and therefore, the vaccination is being effective, eliminating the further use of the pass.
INTRA.ie asked the Irish public what their opinions were on extending the Covid-19 vaccine pass.
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