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Why vaccine passports present another challenge to people living without a home | CBC News

For people experiencing homelessness, a coffee shop or fast food restaurant is a go-to spot to warm up in the winter. But the vaccine passport system is changing that. 

Jody Brushette is currently unvaccinated and living at street level in London, Ont. She says she’s seen the signs telling customers to show proof of vaccination but says she’d be hard pressed to do so, even if she had the shot. 

The last time she had a phone was more than a year ago so she couldn’t use a digital QR code or show an image of the proof of vaccine.

“I haven’t really gone to restaurants to sit down and eat, but I’ve noticed a few of the postings on the doors to have a vaccination card,” Brushette said.  

The provincial guidelines require anybody dining-in to present proof of vaccination, along with photo ID. That isn’t always possible to provide for people experiencing homelessness, explains one London advocate.

“And then there’s barriers of not understanding where to go to get the…

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