Dr. Jim Chirico believes vaccine passports to get into indoor sports or entertainment events is something that is out of the hands of the local health unit.
"This is certainly something that is on the minds of a lot of people," said Chirico.
The Chief Medical Officer with the North Bay Parry Sound Distrct Health Unit, discussed the issue during his weekly online media conference.
The question comes as Capitol Centre officials are considering the idea of implementing vaccine passports for visitors to enter their facility on Main Street in North Bay.
Chirico believes that needs to come provincially.
"So it is something not at this time that we would consider and be in favour of doing in our district," said Chirico.
"If that is going to happen, it needs to be done provincially.
"Locally I would just really encourage people to get vaccinated, to do a risk assessment for themselves and the venues where they are going to and take the utmost precautions but most of all we think it is important to get vaccinated. That is protection along with following protocols."