UPDATE: Florida Governor to Take Executive Action Banning Requirement of “Vaccine Passports”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has spoken out against the “vaccine passports” currently under consideration by the Biden administration. The “passports” or credentials are meant to easily prove whether or not someone has been vaccinated, to allow them access to places that require proof.
DeSantis does not support the “vaccine passports”, stating Florida’s approach to the vaccine is to “provide it for all, mandate for none,” although the passport would not be a mandate, only a digital or physical record of vaccination. According to The Washington Post article we cited earlier, the Biden administration is in fact actively working to ensure the passport does not act as a mandate.
DeSantis said it is “completely unacceptable” for the government or a private sector to implement a “vaccine passport” for movies, sporting events, and theme parks. He said he will be taking an emergency, executive action later this week to effectively ban “vaccine passports” in the state.