As with national passports, vaccine passports can allow holders to enter venues such as crowded concerts or abroad that require proof of vaccination in addition to a valid national visa and passport.
A vaccination card from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not the same as a vaccine passport. Although it is a record of what and when a person has received the vaccine. But it can be easily disguised
The vaccine passport is only proof that the person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, it can be in the form of a smartphone app or a written certificate for people without a smartphone.
Some health experts argue that evidence of such vaccination could be a ticket to normal. It can reward people who have been vaccinated by allowing them to go to a crowded concert or ball game, and give them the peace of mind that the person next to them is vaccinated too. Thus helping to make crowded places safer
New York is the first state to issue a digital vaccine passport using IBM̵7;s Excelsior Pass app that displays a personal QR code to verify vaccine status. The state tested the app at the Brooklyn Nets basketball game and the New York Rangers hockey game last month.
He cited issues of personal freedom and privacy.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week signed an injunction prohibiting government agencies from needing vaccines for any service.
Who Is The Vaccine Passport Issued?
There has been a lot of talk and debate about passports. But hardly anyone issued it – although it’s available in New York to vaccinated residents.
“Right now the government is not, and we are not going to support a system that requires Americans to have credentials,” Psaki said in a news briefing. “There will be no federal immunization database and no federal mandate requiring everyone to receive a single vaccination certificate.”
“VCI’s vision is to help individuals obtain an encrypted digital copy of their vaccination credentials to store in their chosen digital wallet,” the group said in a January press release announcing its formation. “People without a smartphone can receive a paper printed with a QR code with a W3C verifiable credentials.”
Like it or not, those who wish to go abroad soon may need a passport, a vaccine to enter certain countries, or they may help them avoid quarantine upon arrival.
Israel has issued a vaccine passport that allows the holder to go to restaurants and gyms.
“Although the right to travel is the main focus today. But using certain passports to regulate access to social and recreational gatherings, workplaces or schools seems imminent.For example, Israel’s green pass allows entry to restricted places like hotels, gyms. New York’s restaurants, theaters and music venues and ‘Excelsior Pass’ allow entry in theaters, stadiums, venues and large-scale weddings,’ according to the article.
Pros and cons of the vaccine passport
The pros and cons of needing a vaccine passport are encapsulated by business owners and managers in Florida whose passports are banned.
Rocco Mangel, who owns Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar in Delray Beach, said he had been vaccinated and wanted others to be as well. But must provide his customers with proof of vaccination to enter the restaurant. “Infringing the rights,” he told CNN.
“I think you actually have people who are upset and there will be a perception that we are trying to control them,” Mangel said.
But Judy Lisi, CEO of Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida, said the governor’s ban could hurt business.
“If you think about mass gathering places, such as the theater and the stadium and the stadium, we are sitting next to each other,” said Lisie. Our artist “
Critics of vaccination certificates cite privacy concerns, Lixie said, but “people are not entitled to be safe, people are not eligible if they are vaccinated, will come in and know that other people are vaccinated. Was it vaccinated? “
CNN’s Randi Kaye contributed to this report.