Gov. Edwards: ‘Too soon’ to discuss vaccine passports in Louisiana

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Travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Salt Lake City. Airlines and others in the travel industry are throwing their support behind vaccine passports to boost pandemic-depressed travel, and authorities in Europe could embrace the idea quickly enough for the peak summer vacation season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WDSU) — Many governors are moving towards banning vaccine passports in their states as vaccination efforts continue across the United States.

The governors of Florida and Texas recently banned the idea of a vaccine passport in their states.

A vaccine passport is an app or QR Code that would be scanned before entering businesses or restaurants to prove vaccination and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

New York launched its vaccine passport last week.

Gov. John Bel Edwards said it is too soon to discuss a vaccine passport for the state.

Edwards issued the following statement regarding vaccine passports:

“It is a little early in the process to know how these kinds of vaccine verifications would actually work. Right now our big focus is on making sure that everyone who is 16 or older in Louisiana has the ability to get a vaccine easily and near their home. We’ve administered more than two million doses already in Louisiana, but we know the more people we get vaccinated, the sooner we can put this pandemic behind us.”

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