Healthy: What’s a vaccine passport and do you need one?

As more and more people receive the vaccine for COVID-19, talk is growing around the conecpt of a vaccine passport. In theory, the idea is very straightforward: Anyone who receives the COVID-19 vaccine gets a vaccination card that will act as an entry pass into destinations around the world. Ideally, this would ensure that the person who has been vaccinated is unlikely to spread the virus. However, the implications are more complicated.

The Healthy, a Reader’s Digest website focusing on health and well being, interviewed Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine. He is skeptical about how effective vaccine passports will be.

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