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Charlie Baker Not Interested In Vaccine Passports

April 9, 2021

Will vaccine passports ever be mandatory in Massachusetts?

The concept is something that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker does not appear interested in.

“I want to vaccinate people. Let’s get people vaccinated. I think having a conversation about creating a barrier before people have even had an opportunity to be eligible to be vaccinated — let’s focus on getting people vaccinated,” Baker said, according to WCVB.

So what is a vaccine passport?

WebMD describes it as “proof that you’ve tested negative for or been protected against certain infections. It can be digital, like a phone app, or physical, such as a small paper card. You can carry it with you and show it if required, like before you go into the office, board an airplane, or visit a restaurant, movie theater, or gym.”

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