There will be no mandatory vaccination credential in the US. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki made it clear Tuesday that the federal government is not participating in any coronavirus immunization passport projects.
“The government does not and will not support a system that requires Americans to carry a credential. There will be no federal database of vaccinations and there will be no federal mandate that requires everyone to obtain a vaccination card, “he said in his daily press conference.
And he added, on the possibility that private companies establish a vaccination test as a requirement: “Our interest from the federal government is very simple, that Americans’ rights and privacy must be protected so that those systems are not used against people in an unfair way. “
The federal government will develop an orientation guide on privacy in relation to coronavirus vaccines, the spokeswoman said, although she did not specify when it would be ready.
Opposition of Republican Governors
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order Monday banning passports from vaccination, arguing that such a system “violates the rights of citizens.”
Earlier, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Republican, promised to take similar executive action to prevent companies from requiring a covid-19 vaccination credential to allow access to their services and creating “two classes of citizens.”