vaccine passports

COMMENTARY

Yes, governor, mixed messages contribute to vaccine hesitancy. So stop sending them.

BY: - May 10, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds recently blamed “mixed messages” for the fact that demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has dropped to the point that most Iowa counties are refusing all or part of new shipments. “I think, honestly, a lot of it is just the mixed messaging that’s happening,” Reynolds said during her news conference May 5. […]

Vaccine passport ban headed to Gov. Reynolds’ desk

BY: - May 5, 2021

Iowa businesses may not ask for proof of vaccination from customers under a bill passed Wednesday by the Iowa Senate. The so-called “vaccine passport” bill was introduced in April, following a request from Gov. Kim Reynolds. It forbids businesses and governmental agencies from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for customers or visitors. Temperature checks or […]

Iowa House votes to bar ‘vaccine passports,’ turns down effort to include health care facilities

BY: - April 28, 2021

The Iowa House approved legislation to outlaw so-called “vaccine passports” Wednesday after first voting down a proposal to eliminate an exclusion for health care facilities. “Fundamentally, this a liberty issue,” Rep. Steven Holt, R-Denison, who floor-managed the bill, said. The bill forbids the state or local governments from creating a document certifying a person has […]

Bill barring ‘vaccine passports’ on legislative fast track

BY: - April 27, 2021

Legislation to ban so-called “vaccine passports” and prevent unvaccinated people from being excluded from businesses and other public venues continued on a fast track in the Iowa Legislature Tuesday. The Senate Commerce Committee advanced Senate File 610 Wednesday afternoon without changes on an 11-4 vote. “I don’t believe it’s appropriate for the state of Iowa […]

Bill banning ‘vaccine passports’ excludes health care facilities, workers

BY: - April 26, 2021

Lawmakers advanced legislation Monday aimed at prohibiting businesses and other entities from excluding people who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19. The House Judiciary Committee voted 16-5 to move House File 889 to the floor for debate. The bill would forbid state or local governments from creating a so-called “vaccine passport” or document that proves a […]

Pushback against ‘vaccine passports’ puts colleges in a quandary

BY: - April 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — Florida’s Nova Southeastern University joined a small group of U.S. colleges on April 1, when the private research university announced that it would require all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus this fall. In a message posted on the university’s website, NSU’s president and CEO, Dr. George […]

Reynolds vows to prohibit ‘vaccine passports’ in Iowa

BY: - April 7, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday she plans to take legislative or executive action to forbid the use of “vaccine passports” to prove individuals had received the COVID-19 vaccine. Reynolds encouraged Iowans to get vaccinated as soon as possible, taking whichever form of the vaccine they could find. But, she emphasized, deciding to be vaccinated […]

‘Vaccine passports’ that show you’re inoculated are on the way

BY: - March 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — More than 70 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — and along with that shot, a small paper card with the CDC’s label detailing the timing and manufacturer of the dose. Those paper cards at the moment are the only proof readily available to Americans of their […]