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As the omicron variant spreads across Europe, leaders are tightening COVID restrictions and bringing in new rules to increase vaccination uptake. As result, several EU nations are set to mandate vaccination for COVID passes.
New Zealand's Ministry of Health has provided more options for citizens to get their COVID-19 travel passes in response to "unprecedented" demand for assistance in generating the My Vaccine Pass.
A study finds that pharmacists' active involvement is needed to bolster telepharmacy, which was largely driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, in Japan's rural communities.