Chief Medical Adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said that the federal government will not mandate vaccine passports.
“I doubt that the federal government will be the main mover of a vaccine passport concept,” Dr. Fauci said. “They may be involved in making sure things are done fairly and equitably, but I doubt if the federal government is gonna be the leading element of that.”
Dr. Fauci said that educational institutions and some businesses will require proof of the COVID-19 vaccinations.
“I’m not saying that they should or that they would, but I’m saying you could foresee how an independent entity might say, ‘Well, we can’t be dealing with you unless we know you’re vaccinated,'” Dr. Fauci said. “But it’s not going to be mandated from the federal government.”
Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that there will be no federal mandate requiring people to have vaccination credentials. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order banning the government from giving our vaccine passports to residents and prohibiting businesses from mandating proof of vaccination.
New York launched the Excelsior Pass last month. The phone application uses a QR to verify proof of vaccination.