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IRU calls for driver vaccine cert

[ May 17, 2021   //   ]

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is calling on the World Health Organization and national governments to introduce a global mutually recognised digital vaccination certificate for commercial truck and coach drivers. Governments need to prioritise commercial drivers in national vaccination programmes. Uncoordinated action by governments, and their chaotic COVID-19 testing and vaccination schemes, are endangering drivers and they are still being caught in long queues at makeshift roadside test centres, putting them at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than in their usual protected working environment in their vehicles.