Reviewing state proof-of-vaccination requirements

By Ballotpedia News

More than 50 percent of eligible Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. As vaccination numbers have increased, policy discussions have been ongoing in government regarding various rules around the use of proof-of-vaccination requirements. These have taken on two primary forms:

  • Bans on proof-of-vaccination requirements in certain circumstances
  • Implementing policies—sometimes called vaccine passports—that allow vaccinated people to bypass COVID-19 restrictions or engage in activities unavailable to unvaccinated people.

Thirteen states — Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Utah — have prohibited proof-of-vaccination requirements at all or some levels of government. All 13 of those states have a Republican governor. In Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Montana, and Texas, bans on proof-of-vaccination requirements extend to some private businesses. Governors in eight states banned proof-of-vaccination requirements through executive orders. In five states, legislators passed laws banning proof-of-vaccination requirements.

Three states with Democratic governors — Hawaii, New York, and Oregon — exempt fully vaccinated individuals from some COVID-19 restrictions if they can provide proof of vaccination. In Hawaii, inter-island travelers can upload their vaccination status to a digital application that allows them to bypass travel restrictions. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) launched Excelsior Pass, a voluntary app vaccinated people can use to access sections at outdoor venues reserved for fully vaccinated individuals. In Oregon, businesses that verify vaccine status can allow customers to forego masks.

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One thought on “Reviewing state proof-of-vaccination requirements

  1. From our friends across the river in Live Free Or Die @ Granite Grok:
    “If They Get Jabbed after Watching This They Are Beyond Saving”
    by Steve MacDonald / 18 May 2021
    If you’d like a catch-all look at everything wrong with the current wave of public-health inoculation nuttiness, we’ve found it. This short video is loaded with details you can use and share with anyone on the fence about the pressure politics or the actual jab.

    The headline is theirs; SHARE with Loved Ones: If They get Jabbed after watching this They Are Beyond Saving, and the video covers a range of topics but focuses on the growing list of ‘complications’ associated with this experimental something (it’s not a vaccine).

    Find out what’s in it, that we know of, how it was “approved” for emergency use, how no one knows how it will interact with your organs or other drugs you use, and a bunch of stuff that will drive the fake-fact-checkers crazy

    So yeah, the Karens will watch which means we should too. So, here it is!

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