Tennessee governor joins GOP push against vaccine passports
By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JONATHAN MATTISE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has joined fellow Republicans nationwide to advocate against COVID-19 vaccine passports, which are being developed to let inoculated people travel, shop and dine more freely.
The GOP governor tweeted Tuesday that he supports legislation to prohibit government-mandated vaccine passports to protect Tennesseans’ health information and ensure the vaccine remains a voluntary, personal decision.
The passports show whether someone has been vaccinated or recently tested negative for COVID-19.
It currently exists only in New York.
Republicans in multiple states are pursuing proposals to ban their use as a restriction against people’s activities.
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