The debate on the abolition of the vaccination pass is relaunched following the improvement of the epidemiological situation in Morocco. Many Moroccan citizens are campaigning for its withdrawal, but the Moroccan government does not yet seem ready to give it up.
In Morocco, the vaccination pass has become essential to access closed spaces, public and private administrations and places of daily life. That said, and despite the imposition by Morocco of this document, many people still doubt its usefulness or the usefulness of the vaccination itself, compromising the efforts made by Morocco for a return more or less to normal life.
Faced with this virtual return to normal life, requests to abolish the vaccination pass are increasing while the vaccination campaign continues to experience a significant slowdown, with the hope of no longer having recourse to this document.
The calls for the permanent withdrawal of the vaccination pass come as the infection and death rate of the coronavirus has dropped considerably, which has prompted the easing of restrictive measures and the restoration of certain aspects of normal life in the country by opening cinemas, stadiums and nightclubs, among others.
However, despite popular aspirations, there is no sign of the health pass being cancelled, particularly with the constant threat of epidemic waves and the need to continue the vaccination process to ensure that the safety end point is reached. .
The vaccination passport is widely criticized by human rights activists and trade unions, and the National Human Rights Council has suggested replacing it with a health passport to secure choices with many groups calling for its removal .
Pr Mustapha Ennaji, member of the Scientific Committee for vaccination against the coronavirus, confirmed that this discussion is not at all on the agenda, specifying that “the legality of vaccination means that the person is protected”considering that ” what is needed is to get people to get vaccinated”.
“Many countries are asking for the authorization of vaccination and see it as a measure to enhance protection,” he said, noting that “ the scientific committee is deliberating on the point of accrediting the PCR to enter the country, but nothing is mentioned regarding the passport”
And to specify that “most of the cases registered recently come from outside the country”, stressing that “the epidemiological situation is stable, the current gains must be preserved, with the need to respect precaution and encourage people to get vaccinated and overcome herd immunity”.
Statements that join those of government spokesman Mustapha Baitas who persists and signs that ” the return to normal life can only take place through vaccination”.
” The Ministry of Health, during a presentation of the epidemiological situation, noted that the majority of people today in covid-19 intensive care are not vaccinated or vaccinated at a single dose. Afterwards, there are people who are excluded from vaccination for medical reasons, which is understandable. But today, our only way out remains vaccination“, he had recently claimed.
Asked about ” responsible in the government not having adhered to the vaccination, Baitas rejected these accusations and even brandished his own vaccination pass with the three doses (2 doses Astrazeneca and one dose Pfizer).
For him, this debate is populist » and the “members of the government are responsible people and in particular vaccinated” .
As a reminder, several European countries have abandoned restrictive measures, allowing a return, more or less, to normal life. This was possible thanks to the complete vaccination of more than 80% of their population.