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Vaccine Passports to Attend Lectures?

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A government spokesperson has suggested that university students may need to be fully vaccinated to attend lectures and stay in halls.

Reports have emerged about the prospect of mandating Covid-19 vaccination passports for universities, with the prime minister's spokesman indicating they are looking at the scope for vaccination certifications.

Rumours indicate Boris Johnson is pushing the idea of vaccine passports for universities, albeit there would be some medical exemptions.

Reportedly the prime minister is concerned about the low vaccine uptake among young people and wants to apply pressure to increase numbers receiving the jab.

However, the idea is not without opposition. Conservative MP Robert Halfon said: "It's like something out of Huxley's Brave New World where people with vaccine passports will be engineered into social hierarchies - ie those who will be given a higher education and those who do not."

Meanwhile, Lib Dem health spokesperson Munira Wilson accused ministers of trying to antagonise young people into getting vaccinated.