Jen Psaki: Government Does Not Support Requiring Americans to Carry Vaccine Credentials

Jen Psaki: Government Does Not Support Requiring Americans to Carry Vaccine Credentials


White House press secretary Jen Psaki downplayed government support for a vaccine passport system Tuesday, asserting the administration did not support requiring Americans to carry a vaccine credential.

“Let me be very clear on this. I know there’s been lots of questions. The government is not now, nor will we be supporting, a system that requires Americans to carry a credential,” she said during the White House press briefing.

Psaki pointed to corporations in the private sector exploring the idea of a vaccine passport for certain events or economic activities.

“As these tools are being considered by the private and nonprofit sectors, our interest is very simple from the federal government, which is Americans’ privacy and rights should be protected and so that these systems are not used against people unfairly,” she said.

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Psaki said the federal government would provide a “frequently asked question” guidance about issues regarding

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