Banking on a vaccine-verification bonanza

Sep 30, 2021
Companies large and small are vying for a piece of what they believe will be a lucrative market for verifying shot status.
A Nitehawk Cinema worker checks for proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Sept. 8 in Brooklyn, New York.
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Will vaccine passports become a new reality in the U.S.?

Aug 3, 2021
More businesses are starting to require proof of vaccination, but there are some states that have outright banned them.
 A health care worker displays a COVID-19 vaccine record card at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oregon.
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Countries want tourists back if they're vaccinated. That may lead to vaccine passports.

May 5, 2021
What counts as proof of immunization when there's no global database to tell a fake apart from the real thing?
"The train’s left the station. It's happening," says Jen Kates, director of global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. "So many countries have said they're doing this. It's just a matter of how to make it work," and how to make it as fair and equitable as possible.
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The latest pandemic fault line: bills to ban employers from requiring vaccination

Apr 12, 2021
Nearly half of state legislatures have considered bans, but only GOP-led states seem likely to pass them.
You might want to keep your COVID-19 vaccination record handy. Workplaces have an interest in their employees being immunized.
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Can businesses deny you entry if you don’t have a vaccine passport?

Apr 7, 2021
Ethical questions have been raised over the fairness of demanding vaccination passports. Some venues want to see them, and some governors want to ban them.
New York state's Excelsior Pass, which provides digital proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.
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