Iowa’s Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) joined the increasing number of Republican governors on Wednesday, who have voiced their opinion and are standing firmly against issuing vaccine passports to Americans.
As the vaccinations have increased across the country, Governors across the country have started to take sides on having their states issue “vaccine passports.” Reynolds is the most recent governor to come out against the issue. At the same time, the federal government has still has not made any plans to issue any type of passport. Including that for domestic travel.
“Since the start of the pandemic, I’ve consistently put my trust in Iowans to do the right thing, rather than demand or mandate it,” said Reynolds. “Vaccination is no different. While I’ll believe in the efficacy of the vaccine enough to get it myself and encourage Iowans to do the same, I also respect that it’s a personal choice.”