As the number of Americans taking the COVID-19 vaccine continues to rise — and with all adults in every U.S. state now eligible — much of the national conversation has shifted to so-called “vaccine passports” — documents proving that an individual has been inoculated for the purpose of granting participation in private or public business.
Proponents of such documentation say it will make a return to pre-pandemic life easier and safer, while offering liability protection to business owners.
However, those in opposition say such measures could be an unconstitutional violation of privacy.
Here are seven states where legislators are currently working to ban the use of “vaccine passports.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was among the first chief executives to ban vaccine passports through executive order.
The March 9 measure clarifies that although the state “seeks to ensure that every Floridian who desires a COVID-19 vaccine can obtain one,” such vaccines “will not be mandated” or “required by law.”
The order also reaffirms that “COVID-19 vaccination